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Tuesday, April 25 • 1:30pm - 6:15pm
438: Loopback Hackathon - Day 1

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Come be part of the first COMMON POWERUp Hackathon, a hands-on method of learning! In this fast-paced hands-on social-coding event, we will be learning about LoopBack, a REST API framework that uses simple terminal commands to create REST API endpoints, hooked directly to the same Db2 for i data that runs the rest of your business application. With a few more commands, you can have your endpoints secured behind an authentication scheme, and with a little more work, you can encrypt all of the data going to and from your endpoints. 
This two-day session will be presented live: 
Day 1: We will do a traditional presentation giving you all of the background knowledge you need to understand LoopBack, including the technology it is built on and how to use it. 
Day 2: The second day will be the fun part! Using your laptops, we will have a small Hackathon where you split into teams (or by yourself, if you prefer) and are given guidance on how to make your REST API endpoints. From there you are given freedom to develop another simple application that will consume the API endpoints you made. At thend we will show off what we have done, and discuss where you go from here.

This event will be educational, but it will also be fun! Even if you don't finish the Hackathon assignment, I guarantee you will learn a lot, and make new friends doing it. So come try something new! And be sure to bring your laptop!

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Mark Irish

Software Engineer, IBM
I am a software engineer at IBM working on open-source software enablement for the IBM i. I am particularly knowledgeable about Node.js and Machine Learning software libraries. Feel free to talk to me about your open-source questions and tell me what open-source software you'd like... Read More →

Tuesday April 25, 2023 1:30pm - 6:15pm MDT
Director's Row E