Less Code, More Impact! – A Workshop

Let’s have some fun! No prior design experience required. This will be a lively, interactive exercise where we explore a user-centric and pencil-first approach to software design & development. In this hands-on workshop we will walk through some tried-and-true methods to: Listen to users to ensure we are focusing on their needs Wireframe to solidify … Read more

Machine Learning: from ABCs to DEFs

I’d like to introduce you to this new, 60 year old, kid on the block: “Machine Learning”. Some math + some stats, but mostly “what”s, “why”s and “how”s of different problems it solves, and of course some code, since that’s what machines speak best. While we’ll ride along with mouthfuls such as “stochastic gradient descent”, … Read more

Lightning Talks

Come by to hear about a wide range of subjects in a short amount of time. Blockchain in Healthcare Mike McCoy Blockchain Implementation Manager, Accenture Mike McCoy is a Blockchain and Emerging Technology Implementation Specialist leading the CMT Blockchain Practice in the Northeast at Accenture and building the ‘Blockchain in Healthcare’ curriculum starting at Thomas … Read more

So you want to migrate to AWS…

In 2009, Amazon Web Services was simple: EC2 for compute, S3 for storage. In 2019, it’s far more complex: well over 100 services, covering the entire software life-cycle. This talk is intended for the person who is looking at AWS as an alternative to running in a data center, and focuses on the important topics … Read more

In the world of IoT, wireless transports are not created equal

So you want to connect a “thing”…. or many “things”? In this journey, you need to make a very important decision (among many): which wireless protocol is right for your use case and how do you choose your platform? At the end of the day, no matter how good your application, if you don’t have … Read more

Functions: Faster to Deploy

Functions are the key superpower enabling serverless architectures. Certainly the low cost of only paying for what you use (100% utilization) is a nice benefit. And no doubt there are operational savings by only focusing on your business logic instead of managing a brittle and complicated infrastructure. But designing with functions as the smallest unit … Read more

Flutter + ML Kit: Building Smart Cross-Platform Apps

Getting started with machine learning on the mobile platform can be daunting. From learning how to implement low-level models and use frameworks, to optimizing and adapting those models for mobile, it can be overwhelming. With ML Kit, regardless of one’s machine learning expertise, one can build compelling machine learning functionality into their mobile apps. Using … Read more

Zero to Serverless in 45 Minutes

So I have this production AngularJS on Java/Spring REST app. It’s getting a bit long in the tooth. I mean, how many Internet Dog Years ago was that? It would work better as a cloud-native app — faster to load, cheaper to run, more reliable, let them do all the maintenance work, HTTPS out of … Read more