Greetings, developerWorks Open Tech subscribers!
We've reached the home stretch for 2016, a time to look back at the past year's accomplishments and look ahead to next year's challenges. In that spirit, don't miss the upcoming Hyperledger Update Tech Talk, presented by developerWorks Open. IBM Open Web and Blockchain Technologies specialist Arnaud Le Hors will provide an update on the year's hottest technology and look ahead to what 2017 has in store for blockchain at the enterprise level.
Still with Hyperledger, IBM Senior Technical Staff Member Susan Malaika brings us the story of the recent Hyperledger hackathon and meet-up in New York. The assembled teams dazzled with their demos and together helped show why the future of Hyperledger and blockchain is virtually unlimited. Susan also brings us the story of Girls Who Code, a summer immersion program dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.
In addition, we've got a webinar on how to build a cloud native app in OpenWhisk, IBM's open source platform for serverless computing, plus multiple new open source projects for you to investigate and try: IBM Performance Monitor to instrument your Java apps; Attention Sum Reader, a machine-learning model for answering text-passage questions; and Cloudant Envoy, a microservice to authenticate and segregate user data.
It's been an incredible year, filled with achievements, challenges, and surprises. We here in the Open Technology community at IBM thank you for all that you do in helping to move open tech forward. We wish you the very best during the coming holiday season and hope you'll continue to join us as we push ahead into 2017!
Neil MacKinnon - Editor and Content Developer, IBM developerWorks Open