Webinar | Thursday Aug 17th, 7:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM UTC

Why IBM + Lightbend

With IBM & Lightbend

Webinar | Thursday Aug 17th, 7:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM UTC

Why IBM + Lightbend

With IBM & Lightbend and Hugh McKee, Global Solutions Architect at Lightbend, Inc.

By now you have likely heard the news that IBM has made a strategic investment in Lightbend to bring Reactive solutions to IBM Platforms. So, what does this mean for developers?

During this 30-minute, town hall meetup, we will explore the following questions:

  • Why did IBM choose to partner with Lightbend?
  • What is the joint solution?
  • How will this impact developers and the tools they use?
  • Will this replace any existing tools?
  • How can developers get started?

If you are Java developer looking to modernize your enterprise applications or already a Scala developer looking to incorporate technologies such as IBM Watson into analyzing your streams of data, tune in to learn how the IBM + Lightbend partnership can help.

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IBM & Lightbend


About Presenters

IBM & Lightbend


Hugh McKee, Global Solutions Architect at Lightbend, Inc.

Hugh is a solutions architect at Lightbend. He’s had a long career building applications that evolved slowly, that inefficiently utilized their infrastructure, and that were brittle and prone to failure. That all changed when he started building reactive, asynchronous, actor-based systems. This radically new way of building applications rocked his world. As an added benefit, building application systems became way more fun that it had ever been. Now he is focused on helping others to discover the significant advantages and joys of building responsive, resilient, elastic, message-based applications.

About Lightbend

Lightbend (Twitter: @Lightbend) is dedicated to helping developers build Reactive applications on the JVM. With the Lightbend Reactive Platform, developers can create message-driven applications that scale on multicore and cloud computing architectures by using projects like Lagom, Play Framework, Akka, Scala, Java, and Apache Spark. To help our customers succeed, Lightbend partners with technology pioneers such as Databricks, IBM, and Mesosphere.