#Personal – Kids and STEM: my 2 cents to #IWD2020 #PressforProgress #CDC2020

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Hi!

Some time ago I posted about the amazing experience I had at the Caribbean Developer Conference (@caribbeandevcon) in Punta Cana.

And if you are wondering “How this is related to International Women Day?”, let me share this video:

That’s Martina (my 10yo daughter) with Scott Hanselman talking about Computer Vision. She was part of the interview! And as I wrote before:

Scott was an amazing host, and we talked about how we can use Image Recognition systems in day to day scenarios, like garbage bin detection, smart parking lots and even to track our cat at home.

This photo is much more important than you think ! InternationalDayoftheGirl DayoftheGirl

International Women Day

Even if we are still a couple of days away of the official International Women Day, let me share my contributions and plan for the future.

My main 2 cents to the International Women Days is kind of selfish, however I strongly believe that support and encourage new generations to get close to STEM topics is a great way to support them.

That’s why, if you can, I strongly encourage to bring your kids (and/or your kid’s friends) to tech events. Share moments with them, introduce them to the speakers, attendees, helpers, etc on the event. They will learn new stuff; they will share some amazing ideas, and this is an amazing path for them to learn and know STEM!

It’s also important for us to acknowledge that men and women have different workplace experiences, so that’s why I hope that next generations won’t see a difference there.

And finally, please, let’s keep talking about this. I’m not an expert in this area, and the best I can do is to connect the dots and support some very specific scenarios. I’ll keep doing this !

And yes, Martina is also helping me now with my Drone and AI pet projects. You can see how much fun our pet Goku is having with the drone

Thanks Channel 9 and On.Net !

Note: And it seems that the other half of the family is not happy to be excluded of this post.

Happy coding!

Greetings

El Bruno

#Coding4Fun – Slap your boss away with #Skype and #LeapMotion (I’m getting ready for 2020!)

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Important: This repost is just to start one of my 2020 projects, which is very easy: write more fun stuff !

Hi !

During all my time working I was lucky enough to have some very cool bosses. So this is not personal at all, is just a funny way to discard a “incoming call” from someone.

The main idea is to use Leap Motion SDK and Skype for Business Desktop SDK (Lync 2013 SDK) to create a simple app which will allows us to ignore a call just doing a Swipe gesture.

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Important: If you try to use Lync 2013 SDK in Windows 10 with Visual Studio 2015 or Visual Studio 15 Preview, you’ll find tons of problems. I’ll write a post on this later about the necessary steps to do this.

The source code is available in GitHub

Greetings @ Toronto

-El Bruno

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#CDC2019 – This photo is much more important than you think ! #InternationalDayoftheGirl #DayoftheGirl

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Hi!

Last week I was at the Caribbean Developer Conference (@caribbeandevcon) in Punta Cana and it was an amazing experience. The agenda was great, and I was lucky to assist to a couple of sessions like the one leaded by Phil Hack (@haacked), Scott Hanselman (@shanselman), Andres Pineda (@ajpinedam), Cecil Phillip (@cecilphillip) and Jessica Deen (@jldeen).

There were lots of amazing moments, like the moment I meet Scott Hanselman and also have the chance to chat with him for Channel 9 (@ch9) about Computer Vision. If you are Microsoft Developer, you know that this is a big moment, however it was even bigger for me. Let’s take a look at this picture and I’ll explain you why this is important.

Note: Special thanks to Kaitlin McKinnon and Cecil Phillip for setting up this video recording!

You probably noticed that my daughter Martina was also there. She was part of the interview! Scott was an amazing host, and we talked about how we can use Image Recognition systems in day to day scenarios, like garbage bin detection, smart parking lots and even to track our cat at home.

And now is the moment to stop the tale and s think about this.

A 9 years old girl is somehow going to be part of one of the most amazing event ever, and … she is going to be on TV (which, by the way, keep her extremely !) After all this experience, she was very excited. Imagine a 4.5 hours flight back home talking about this, what a great experience!

Even today, as soon as we get back to Canada, she brings a couple of her friends after school, asked for my parking garage toy and she explained them how the camera system works.

They even started to design a system to track squirrels and other animals on our backyard. I’m guessing that I’ll have a new set of challenges during the next winter.

There tons of activities you can do to help kids and girls to love STEM. I know that I’m lucky that I can bring my kid to these events. That’s why, if you can, I strongly encourage to bring your kids (and/or your kid’s friends) to these events. Share moments with them, introduce them to the speakers, attendees, helpers, etc on the event. They will learn new stuff; they will share some amazing ideas, and this is an amazing path for them to learn and know STEM!

See you in the next video:

Update: Today is also the International Girls Day !!!

Source https://www.flickr.com/photos/shinyasuzuki/33624461422

And because I don’t want to miss anyone, I’ll share this tweet with almost all the speakers

And share some names I collected (in Pokemon mode!)

Ben Greenberg (@RabbiGreenberg), Denny Perez (@dennyperez18), Grace Jansen (@gracejansen27), Hector Minaya (@HectorMinaya), Glaucia Lemos (@glaucia_lemos86), Julissa Mateo (@julissammateo), Jeff Blankenburg (@jeffblankenburg), Kaitlin McKinnon (@KaitlinMcKinnon), David Neal (@reverentgeek), Jairo Munoz (@Jairo_Esmerlin) and many more … !

Happy coding !

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

#MLNET – What’s a #MachineLearning model? A 7 minute video as the best possible explanation

Hi!

Now that I’m starting to talk about Machine Learning For .net developers, one of the first questions you ask me is that you describe it as a model. Well, in the series of articles of [Data Sciende for Begginers] there’s a video of Brandon Rohrer which basically nailed it.

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Predict an answer with a simple model

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

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#MLNET – Que es un modelo en #MachineLearning? Un video de 7 minutos que es la mejor explicación posible

Buenas!

Ahora que estoy comenzando a hablar de Machine Learning para .Net developers, una de las primeras preguntas que me hacen es que describa que es un modelo. Pues bien, en la serie de artículos de [Data Sciende for Begginers] hay un video de Brandon Rohrer que lo explica a la perfección.

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Predict an answer with a simple model

Saludos @ Toronto

El Bruno

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#Coding4Fun – Goodbye to one of the funniest and useful Channel9 ‘s resources

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Hi!

Coding4Fun’s blog has officially closed. I guess the best way to summarize what is Coding4fun is with a couple of facts

  • 1er article on April 2005. And it was written by a VIP guest: Scott Hanselman @shanselman and he was not even a MS employee during those days!
  • Over 1500 blog posts and almost 300 videos
  • Much more

Personally, I must comment that besides being mentioned several times, Coding4fun was one of the sources that most frequently reviewed. The blog allowed me to meet great authors (very smart people) And it was always a constant source of inspiration for new ideas.

Many of the best Kinect and IoT projects could be found there. The same applies to the missile launchers, the 1st Labs in Project Oxford (now known by Cognitive Services) and much more!

Greg Duncan (@gduncan411)

So, It is time to say THANKS to Greg Duncan (@gduncan411) who for more than 10 years has done a great job! Thanks!

Greetings @ Burlington

El Bruno

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#Coding4Fun – Goodbye a uno de los recursos más divertidos de Channel9

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Buenas!

El blog de Coding4Fun ha cerrado oficialmente. Supongo que la mejor forma de resumir lo que es Coding4fun es con un par de facts

En lo personal, debo comentar que además de ser mencionado varias veces, Coding4fun era una de las fuentes que más frecuentemente revisaba. El blog me permitio conocer a grandes autores y a gente muy inteligente, y siempre fue una fuente constante de inspiración para nuevas ideas.

Muchos de los mejores proyectos de Kinect se IoT se podían encontrar allí. Lo mismo aplica para los lanzamisiles, los 1ros Labs de Project Oxford (ahora conocido por Cognitive Services) y ¡mucho más!

Así que, es momento de darle las GRACIAS a Greg Duncan (@gduncan411) que durante mas de 10 años ha hecho una labor genial! Thanks!

Saludos @ Burlington

El Bruno

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#PowerShell – Script to download #Channel9 videos (thanks @jongalloway!)

Hi!

These are hardware days, so this is time for a quick post. When I’m offline and travelling, I always try to bring with me some videos to take advantage of the time and learn something new. Channel 9 is a great source of materials and now thanks to Jon Galloway (@jongalloway ), downloading videos from C9 will be much more easies.

The installation steps are very easy, in 2 lines we have the main ps1 locally ready to be used.

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And then, it’s a matter of tries to get to the correct format for the RSS feed to download videos. After a couple of test I learned the following steps to make it work

If I want to download some videos on the Microsoft Research category, I can browse them using the next URL

https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Microsoft-Research

So, now I need to add the sufix “/rss/” at the end of the url and the url will reconvert into a valid one to be used on the script

https://s.ch9.ms/Shows/Microsoft-Research/rss/

After this, the script also gives us some options for filtering videos, quality, download folder, and more

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Happy downloading!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

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#PowerShell – Script para descargar videos de #Channel9

Hola!

Post rápido de jueves que hoy es día de hardware. Si alguna vez te enfrentas con una situación donde tienes que viajar y quieres bajarte un par de videos de Channel 9 para matar el rato. El siguiente PowerShell Script de Jon Galloway (@jongalloway ), te puede ahorrar bastante tiempo.

La instalación del mismo es bastante simple

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Y luego solo queda aprender cómo poner el feed correcto para que el mismo funcione. Despues de un par de pruebas y errores, llegue a la siguiente conclusión

Si por ejemplo quieres bajar todos los videos que están en la categoría de Microsoft Research con la siguiente URL

https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Microsoft-Research

tienes que agregar el sufijo “/rss/” al final de la url y la misma se convertirá en un feed correcto para ser utilizado en el script

https://s.ch9.ms/Shows/Microsoft-Research/rss/

A partir de ahora ya puedes descargar los videos, utilizando los comandos propios del script

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Happy downloading!

Saludos @ Toronto

El Bruno

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#Build2017 – 134 prerecorded sessions online or offline, slides, source code and more!

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Hi !

We finally have internet @NewHome and, now is time to get up to date with some due tasks. Review some Build 2017 sessions is on my ToDo list during the past weeks. The Channel 9 team is creating and sharing a set of posts where they are going to analyze all the session with the following topics

However, if you CAN´T WAIT (like me) you can navigate go the Build 2017 section on Channel 9 and start the online / offline view of sessions (link).

I’ve started with some Hololens sessions (link), I can even watch live some of my new colleagues from Infusion sharing an amazing Hololens story !

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Happy Coding ! 😀

Greetings @ Burlington

El Bruno