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James Weaver


James Weaver is a developer, author, and speaker with a passion for quantum computing. He is a Java Champion, and a JavaOne Rockstar. James has written books including Inside Java, Beginning J2EE, the Pro JavaFX series, and Java with Raspberry Pi. As an IBM Quantum Developer Advocate, James speaks internationally about quantum computing with Qiskit at quantum and classical computing conferences.

Creating Quantum Dance Music: A musical journey into quantum computing

Music has often been leveraged to demonstrate new computing technologies. For example, in the 1950s an ILLIAC computer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was programmed to compose a string quartet.

In this session, James will give an introduction to quantum computing, and demonstrate how a quantum computer can collaborate in composing what James calls “quantum dance music”.  He will then discuss the development and implementation of the Quantum Music Playground application on IBM quantum computers. 

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