A no-code introduction to AI and cognitive using IBM Cloud
27 Sep 2018



27 September 2018 | Learn to build apps visually using IBM Cloud and Node-RED, no extensive programming experience necessary!



Credit: STFC

When: 27 September 2018, 09:30 - 12:30

Where: Hartree Centre, Sci-Tech Daresbury, Cheshire, UK

Price: Free​

Best for: Anyone looking to develop apps for web and mobile with little or no coding experience.

Prerequisites: None.

Summary:​ Getting started developing web and mobile applications can be a minefield! Learning HTML and CSS technologies in order to build web pages, and programming languages like Javascript or Python to create application code takes time and commitment. Wouldn't it be great if you could build apps visually, without needing to be an experienced programmer?

Enter IBM Cloud and Node-RED.

Node-RED is an open-source graphical development tool that helps you rapidly create applications by wiring together functions written by the developers of the tool and the wider Node-RED community - with very little and sometimes no coding required! You can install it on your own laptop and on devices such as a Raspberry Pi, as well as running it from the IBM Cloud.

And as it runs in the IBM Cloud, you get access to a huge number of ready-built capabilities you can use in your Node-RED applications, including IBM Watson artificial intelligence, Twitter, Weather Company data, email, SMS and mapping services, as well as a number of different databases and file storage systems such as Box or Dropbox.

This tutorial will take you through creating your own personal Node-RED development environment, and walk you through creating your first applications, including:

  • a basic Language Translation app
  • an application that uses IBM Watson to analyse language and sentiment from web pages
  • an app that automatically translates selected personal tweets to a different language
  • an earthquake geospatial-mapping application

And all this without writing a single line of code!

Gary Wilson, CTO and Technical Leader for IBM's Commercial Business Unit (UK & Ireland) and colleagues will take attendees through a step by step tutorial to get people familiar with the technology and help them develop their first applications.

Arrivals at 09.15 for a prompt 09.30 start.

Please register by email to: ticreception@sci-techdaresbury.com  

Places are limited. If interest exceeds capacity we will look to run additional sessions, so please let us know if you would like to be kept updated about future events if you are unable to attend this date.

This workshop is funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Bridging for Innovators programme.