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October 10–11, 2018
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Thursday, October 11 • 15:30 - 16:00
Blockhead Service Broker - An Open Service Broker to Manage Blockchain Applications on Cloud Foundry - Nima Kaviani & Morgan Bauer, IBM

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The winners of the 2018 CF Summit Boston Hackathon are back discussing the details of their winning hackathon project - the BlockHead broker. BlockHead is a dedicated service broker developed based on the Open Service Broker (OSB) API that allows for the creation and deployment of smart contracts through creation and binding of services in Cloud Foundry. Developing smart contracts is difficult. The numerous steps of having to spin up a dedicated node, creating an account, compiling the smart contract, deploying the contract, and then binding to the contract through the generated interface make it hard for the average developer to easily build and test their distributed blockchain apps (dApps). We will demonstrate how the use of the BlockHead broker significantly facilitates the process of deploying and binding to smart contracts and helps developers focus on developing their web applications. Through integration with PaaS platforms such as Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry, developers can benefit from all the great features of a PaaS platform, including scalability promises , resiliency, etc.


Nima Kaviani

senior software engineer, IBM
Nima Kaviani is a senior cloud engineer with IBM. He is a contributor to Knative and Cloud Foundry's Eirini. Prior to that Nima was the contributor to Cloud Foundry's Diego for over two years. Nima holds a PhD in computer science and tweets and blogs about Serverless, Kubernetes... Read More →
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Sr Software Engineer, IBM
After contributing to Docker & Kubernetes for 3 years, Morgan has gained valuable insight into the varying culture around open source container technology. Pivoting towards blockchain technologies has landed Morgan in Hyperledger Fabric. Morgan is a maintainer on the core Docker Engine... Read More →

Thursday October 11, 2018 15:30 - 16:00 CEST