In case you missed it IBM is sponsoring the Village Hall, to help me support local communities and startups. Under the terms of the deal they get to host a number of events at the space, and one of them coming up June 11th next week promises to be fun.
IBM has managed the All England Lawn Tennis Club’s IT infrastructure for 25 years, and I am looking forward to hearing from IBM Distinguished Engineer Bill Jinks about the scale challenges, serving mobile and other channels, and all the cool analytics stuff involved. We should have some cool old photos and other good stuff, and some appropriate drinks and food. Strawberries and cream will be part of the mix.
But beyond tennis this is also the first London meetup for IBM’s BlueMix Platform as a Service, which is based on CloudFoundry, the open source platform being driven by GoPivotal. There will be some live coding demos but nothing canned. Not even the beer.
So if you’re interested in next generation IT infrastructure or a behind the scenes look at Wimbledon’s architecture you’re going to enjoy it.
I also have some ground passes to Wimbledon (though sadly not center court tickets), which attendees will be in with a chance of winning. You should sign up to event here.