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Hackathon 101


Keynote

So What is a Hackathon?

A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, and others, often including subject-matter-experts, collaborate intensively on software projects.

This presentation will discuss the use of hackathons over the last few years and explain why it is becoming increasingly efficient development tool for the rapid development of mainframe applications.

(K3)

Stream: Keynote
Room: Bentleys
Time: 17:35 - 18:20

Attachments

GSE 2017 - K3 - Hackathon 101.pdf

Speakers


  • John Rattray at Barclays Bank plc
  • John Rattray - Managing Director of Hosting Service Delivery. John has been with Barclays for 30 years, starting his career in mainframe operations to now leading all Distrbuted and Enterprise technologies for the Bank.  John has led the transformation of the Banks mainframe eco-system to develop cross site region switch capability and with the advent of mobile banking, the creation of mobile pricing. John's current focus has been on Cloud, with the delivery of a Middleware Openshift aPaaS cloud which won the Redhat Innovation award. 


    Email: john.rattray@barclays.com

  • Richard Gamblin at IBM UK LTD.
  • Richard Gamblin is an IBM Technical Staff Member, IBM Certified Thought Leader and WW Leader for Hybrid Cloud & API Economy for the z Champions Team. As the European Technical Leader for Digital Transformation, Richard works with clients to develop new solutions and capabilities with API, Mobile, Blockchain and IBM Z technologies. He has worked in a number of Technical roles during his time in IBM, ranging from an Integration and Connectivity Specialist to a WebSphere Architect. Prior to joining IBM, Richard was a researcher at the University of Leeds, from where he obtained a doctorate in the field of Bioinformatics.


    Email: richard.gamblin@uk.ibm.com

  • John Rattray at Barclays Bank plc
  • John Rattray - Managing Director of Hosting Service Delivery. John has been with Barclays for 30 years, starting his career in mainframe operations to now leading all Distrbuted and Enterprise technologies for the Bank.  John has led the transformation of the Banks mainframe eco-system to develop cross site region switch capability and with the advent of mobile banking, the creation of mobile pricing. John's current focus has been on Cloud, with the delivery of a Middleware Openshift aPaaS cloud which won the Redhat Innovation award. 


    Email: john.rattray@barclays.com

  • Richard Gamblin at IBM UK LTD.
  • Richard Gamblin is an IBM Technical Staff Member, IBM Certified Thought Leader and WW Leader for Hybrid Cloud & API Economy for the z Champions Team. As the European Technical Leader for Digital Transformation, Richard works with clients to develop new solutions and capabilities with API, Mobile, Blockchain and IBM Z technologies. He has worked in a number of Technical roles during his time in IBM, ranging from an Integration and Connectivity Specialist to a WebSphere Architect. Prior to joining IBM, Richard was a researcher at the University of Leeds, from where he obtained a doctorate in the field of Bioinformatics.


    Email: richard.gamblin@uk.ibm.com

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