#Event – Global #Azure Bootcamp in Waterloo

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Hi!

On April 21st groups and communities all around the globe will celebrate the Global Azure Bootcamp. I’m lucky enough to be part of the one organized by the Metro Toronto .Net User Group (link).

And if you are the Waterloo area, there is also a Global Azure Bootcamp in Waterloo.

Important: A big special thanks to Ken, Arlan and all the people working behind the scenes for this!

How cool is this? 😀

So, you can start by following the official twitter account @WRAGmeetup and, of course the MeetUp register page

Greetings @ Punta Cana

El Bruno

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#Event – Global Azure Bootcamp 2018 #GlobalAzure

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Hi!

So, my friends from Azure Canada and the Metro Toronto .Net User Group have invited me to be part of the Global Azure Bootcamp 2018 event.

The event will be on April 21 at the Microsoft offices in Mississauga and we have an amazing agenda:

  • 9:00 – 9:15 Introduction and Housekeeping
  • 9:15 – 10:00 DevOps Projects by Max Yermakhanov
  • 10:00 – 10:15 Break (coffee provided)
  • 10:15 – 11:00 Azure Resource Manager by Adin Ermie
  • 11:00 – 11:45 Azure IoT Suite by Ehsan Eskandari
  • 11:45 – 1:00 Lunch Break
  • 1:00 – 1:45 Azure Application Insights by Ravi Yadav
  • 1:45 – 2:30 NoSQL in Azure by Obi Oberoi
  • 2:30 – 2:45 Break (coffee provided)
  • 2:45 – 3:30 AI using Azure Cognitive Services by Bruno Capuano
  • 3:30 – 4:15 Ask us anything session! (Speakers and Alex Drenea, Jack Lee, Callon Campbell)
  • 4:15 – 4:30 Close Out / Prizes

As always, it’s time to thank the sponsors and see what I can do to raise the level of the event. Mostly because of the canary challenge proposed by Santi from the amazing Canary Islands!

Greetings @ Burlington

El Bruno

 

#Event – Global Azure Bootcamp 2018 #GlobalAzure

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Buenas!

Pues eso, que los amigos de Azure Canada y de Metro Toronto .Net User Group me han liado para ser parte del Global Azure Bootcamp 2018.

El mismo se realizara el próximo 21 de Abril en las oficinas de Microsoft en Mississauga y menuda agenda tenemos:

  • 9:00 – 9:15 Introduction and Housekeeping
  • 9:15 – 10:00 DevOps Projects by Max Yermakhanov
  • 10:00 – 10:15 Break (coffee provided)
  • 10:15 – 11:00 Azure Resource Manager by Adin Ermie
  • 11:00 – 11:45 Azure IoT Suite by Ehsan Eskandari
  • 11:45 – 1:00 Lunch Break
  • 1:00 – 1:45 Azure Application Insights by Ravi Yadav
  • 1:45 – 2:30 NoSQL in Azure by Obi Oberoi
  • 2:30 – 2:45 Break (coffee provided)
  • 2:45 – 3:30 AI using Azure Cognitive Services by Bruno Capuano
  • 3:30 – 4:15 Ask us anything session! (Speakers and Alex Drenea, Jack Lee, Callon Campbell)
  • 4:15 – 4:30 Close Out / Prizes

Como siempre, es momento de agradecer a los sponsors y de ver que puedo hacer para subir el liston del challenge canario propuesto por Santi desde las fabulosas Islas Canarias!

Saludos @ Burlington

El Bruno

 

#Event – Materials used in the event [Introduction to Microsoft AI] with a bit of #WinML

Hi!

As always, it’s a pleasure to talk about Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence platform. We had full house, and also the visit of Valentino and Martina.

On this occasion there were many attendees with a profile of Data Scientist, so the questions were more than interesting. The support and collaboration of Asmita were fundamental to answer all the questions about Azure Machine Learning, CNTK, Windows Machine Learning and other topics.

Now the classics, slides

GitHub source code link

Happy Coding!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Event – Materiales utilizados en el evento [Introducción a Microsoft AI] con un poco de #WinML

Buenas!

Como siempre ha un placer hablar sobre la plataforma de Inteligencia Artificial de Microsoft. Tuvimos full house, y ademas la visita de Valentino y Martina.

En esta ocasión hubo muchos asistentes con un perfil de Data Scientist con lo que las preguntas fueron mas que interesantes. El soporte y la colaboración de Asmita fueron fundamentales para poder responder todas las preguntas sobre Azure Machine Learning, CNTK, Windows Machine Learning y otros temas.

Ahora los clásicos, slides

Y source code en GitHub link

Happy Coding!

Saludos @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Tutorial – How to build an #Amazon #AlexaSkill using Visual Studio 2017, C# and #Azure (5 on N)

Hi!

Now that I have written about how to use C # with Visual Studio 2017 to connect an Alexa Skill with an EndPoint in Azure, I think it’s time to share some contents which should be at the beginning of the series:

How to design and plan user interactions with Alexa

Of course, I will not write about it because the account of Alexa Developers has a great series of short videos about it. Here is the list of videos

How to Choose Projects for Voice – Amazon Alexa Voice Design Guide

Design for Voice in 3 Steps – Amazon Alexa Voice Design Guide

How to Understand Intents? – Amazon Alexa Voice Design Guide

How To Interact with Alexa – Amazon Alexa Voice Design Guide

And if we want something more for developers the next series of 6 episodes is what we should add to our list of videos

Developing Alexa Skills – Hello, Alexa! (Part 1 of 6)

 

Happy Coding!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Tutorial – Como crear un #Amazon #AlexaSkill con Visual Studio 2017, C# y #Azure (5 de N)

Buenas!

Ahora que ya he escritor sobre cómo utilizar C# con Visual Studio 2017 para conectar un Alexa Skill con un EndPoint en Azure, creo que es momento de escribir lo que debería ser el 1er post:

Como se debe diseñar y planificar las interacciones de usuario con Alexa

Eso sí, no voy a escribir al respecto ya que la cuenta de Alexa Developers tiene una serie grandiosa de videos cortos al respecto. He aquí la lista

How to Choose Projects for Voice – Amazon Alexa Voice Design Guide

Design for Voice in 3 Steps – Amazon Alexa Voice Design Guide

How to Understand Intents? – Amazon Alexa Voice Design Guide

How To Interact with Alexa – Amazon Alexa Voice Design Guide

Y si queremos algo más para developers la siguiente serie de 6 episodios es lo que debemos agregar a nuestra lista de

Developing Alexa Skills – Hello, Alexa! (Part 1 of 6)

 

Happy Coding!

Saludos @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Tutorial – How to build an #Amazon #AlexaSkill using Visual Studio 2017, C# and #Azure (4 de N)

Hi!

In the last post comment how to try a Skill using the traditional interface that is provided in the edition of an Alexa Skill. Well, another option that we have in Beta mode is [Test Simulator]

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This new interface allows us to make a couple of interesting actions. On the one hand, it allows us to enter the text with which we want to test our Skill in the same way that we would with an Amazon Echo device.

For example, if we would like [Help] to [Bruno Events] it will return the following results

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In this simulator we can listen to the same output that we will have in an Amazon Echo Device. The result for the Hololens Event question is similar

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And, finally we can try the Speech Recognition Features, since using the microphone of our computer, we can test our Skill directly with our voice.

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This allows us to try our Skill in the most natural way possible, even without having an Amazon Echo device.

Happy Coding!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Tutorial – Como crear un #Amazon #AlexaSkill con Visual Studio 2017, C# y #Azure (4 de N)

Buenas!

En el último post comente como probar un Skill utilizando la interfaz tradicional que se provee en la edición de un Alexa Skill. Pues bien, otra opción que tenemos en modo Beta es [Test Simulator]

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Esta nueva interfaz nos permite hacer un par de acciones interesantes. Por un lado, nos permite ingresar el texto con el que deseamos probar nuestra Skill de la misma manera que lo haríamos con un dispositivo Amazon Echo.

Por ejemplo, si soliciatmos [Help] a [Bruno Events] el mismo nos retornara lo siguiente

I2

Lo interesante de este simulador es que podremos escuchar el mismo output que tendremos en el Amazon Echo Device. El resultado para la pregunta de eventos de Hololens es similar

I3

Y, finalmente podremos probar las Features de Speech Recognition, ya que utilizando el micrófono de nuestro ordenador, podremos probar nuestra Skill directamente con nuestra voz.

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Esto nos permite probar nuestro Skill de la forma más natural posible, aun sin tener un Amazon Echo device.

Happy Coding!

Saludos @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Tutorial – How to build an #Amazon #AlexaSkill using Visual Studio 2017, C# and #Azure (3 on N)

Hi !

In the previous post describe the steps necessary to create a WebSite that interacts with an Alexa Skill. The next step is to publish the website in Azure. There are many tutorials on how to do this, so I will not write the necessary steps (see references)

In my case I published my Alexa Skill Website in the following url

http://alexaskillbrunoevents.azurewebsites.net/

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It is important to remember the URL since it is the one that we will use in the configuration of our Skill.

Now it’s time to go back to the Amazon Developer Portal and edit the Skill we created in the 1st post. In the section [Configuration] we must define the location of the interaction endpoint, which in this case is our Azure WebApp

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Important: By default the url we got from Azure is a HTTP site, we should change this to HTTPS to be used in Amazon Alexa Skill.

The other values ​​in this section are left with their default values ​​and we go to the [SSL Certificate] section. In the case of Azure sites, they already have a certificate for safe navigation. We must select the 2nd option.

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And finally we get to the testing section [Test]. In it we can see, in JSON mode, the different messages that are sent from Alexa to our EndPoint. For example, if we invoke something simple like “help” we will have the following result

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If for example we invoke something more complicated than using Slots, we will see a different result. In this example, I ask Alexa for events about Hololens

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Well, this gives an idea about how to connect an Azure Api App to be the EndPoint of an Alexa Skill. In the following posts we will see more details on how to add extra functionality to the backend and how to use the new Alexa test environment.

Happy Coding!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

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