Simon Stone is the lead engineer for the IBM Blockchain Platform developer experience team, based near Winchester in the UK. Simon’s primary focus is on making blockchain accessible to all developers, by giving developers the APIs, SDKs and tools that make it easy for them to build blockchain applications. One of the teams key belief is that choice of programming languages and tools is paramount, and the IBM Blockchain Platform provides developers with access to Java smart contracts, Java client SDKs, and RESTful APIs that can easily be integrated into any Java environment. Simon is also a significant contributor to open source blockchain projects under the Linux Foundation Hyperledger project, including Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Composer.
Blockchain for Java Developers
There’s no doubt that Blockchain is a rapidly growing and evolving technology. If you work on Enterprise systems then there’s reasonable chance there’s a use case where Blockchain could help. This session will help you understand Blockchain and how your Java skills apply. The session will provide an introduction to Blockchain along with use cases. With the aid of relevant demos and the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric & Composer projects, you will learn how to get started with Blockchain technologies, develop and deploy Blockchain applications, and integrate with them from your favorite Java environment.