Basel, Switzerland
October 10–11, 2018
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Thursday, October 11 • 09:50 - 10:00
Keynote: Blockhead Service Broker: From Hackathon to CF Extensions– Swetha Repakula, Software Engineer & Nima Kaviani, Senior Cloud Engineer, IBM

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Deploying and developing smart contracts is a complicated task. A developer not only needs to understand and implement the logic of a contract, but also know how to setup and integrate their nodes to a network. With configuration and management differing by network, the learning curve for a polyglot blockchain developers is quite steep.

PaaS aim to hide the complexities of the IaaS and allow cloud application developers to focus solely on their application logic. We believe the same analogy can and should be applied to blockchain application developers.

We will demonstrate how the Blockhead broker facilitates the process of developing DApps independent of the blockchain network used.


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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Swetha Repakula

Open Source Contributor, IBM
Swetha Repakula is currently a software engineer at IBM’s Open Technologies and a member of the Technical Steering Committee at Hyperledger. For the last two years, she has been working on Hyperledger Fabric, specifically on its EVM integration. Previously she was a full time open... Read More →

Thursday October 11, 2018 09:50 - 10:00 CEST
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