In December, I had my first experience with Indiegogo, and I backed a campaign to purchase a Gemini PDA. To date, the campaign has generated $2,294,143 which is 284% of target. So there's plenty of money sloshing around. As of now, it is May 2018 and despite promises, and a product tracker that seems to… Continue reading Why I wish I’d never backed the Gemini PDA campaign
After listening to Satya Nadella's BUILD keynote this year, I was inspired to do even more with my background in Artificial Intelligence. As a Microsoft Regional Director, I relish in sharing in the positive and forward-looking vision that Microsoft gives because I do think that they are changing the future in many ways. If you… Continue reading Artificial Intelligence Mentoring with Teens in AI
PASS Marathon: Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace registration is now open! Jioin myself and other experts by registering today for FREE access to back-to-back webinar sessions: http://www.pass.org/marathon/2018/ai/Registration.aspx My topic is on Deep Learning, which is a specific subset of Artificial Intelligence. Here is the abstract: Deep Learning in Microsoft Azure: CNTK, CaffeOnSpark and Tensorflow What… Continue reading PASS Marathon: Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace with Microsoft CNTK, Tensorflow and CaffeOnSpark
I have a hard time keeping track of my activities. It can be hard to track my availability, and my days tend to disappear in a flash. I have tried many different digital ways of doing this, and now I'm going with a mix of digital and analog. You don't get what you want, you… Continue reading Managing activities and productivity as a consultant
Does Microsoft have to prove it's not another IBM? I read this article from the Verge, which suggested that Microsoft would have to prove that it's not another IBM. The article suggests that 'Microsoft is increasingly focusing its efforts on businesses rather than consumers', evidenced by the Windows demos being relegated to Day Two. In… Continue reading Why Microsoft does not need to prove it’s another IBM: Work is what we do, not where we are.
This blog is my takeaways from Microsoft's Build 2018 conference, Day 2. Communication is such an essential skill and it is even more crucial in today's connected world. I love what Microsoft are doing with ML in Word, with WinML. It will improve people's written communication skills since it improves the spell and grammar. This… Continue reading Microsoft Build 2018 Day 2 Keynote Summary: Better developer experiences across devices
Hans Hultgren (LinkedIn) and his team are holding the Data Vault Certification course (CDVDM) again in London - June 18-20. Please tell Hans that I sent you, and you will qualify for a discount. Note that I'm not financially incentivized in any way; Hans reached out after my recent Data Vault post, and I was… Continue reading Data Vault Certification Course in London with Hans Hultgren.
This is the most exciting Microsoft Build for me, ever, for two reasons. Firstly, this is my first Microsoft Build as a Microsoft Regional Director and it is giving me new opportunities to see how developers are empowered to have one of the most impactful jobs in the environment. Secondly, this edition of Microsoft Build… Continue reading Microsoft Build Day 1 Keynote Summary: What does it mean for Artificial Intelligence, old and new?
I'm still learning about being a Microsoft Regional Director and I'm figuring things out. I'd like to thank Microsoft here for this opportunity and I'd like to thank the great RD team at Microsoft for their seemingly-endless patience with my questions! Here is my opinion. I don't represent anyone other than myself, and this is… Continue reading Being a Microsoft Regional Director: faith, trust and pixie dust for good
Now I'm part of the Regional Director Program, I've decided to learn more broadly about some of the great things that Microsoft do in order to be a diverse and conscious organization. I was interested to read about the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA), which is aimed at veterans with career skills required for today’s growing… Continue reading TIL: Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) for veterans