DevDays Europe 2021
— CONFIRMED TALKS —
As C# developers, we are spoiled with a great language and awesome IDEs. Why do build systems like PSAKE, FAKE, or CAKE never really match the level of convenience and integration that we’re used to? NUKE is different. It is fully based on C# console applications and uses the type system to its full extent. You want your auto-completion, package management, debugging, refactorings, formatting, and navigation back? It’s available right there!
Because of some new types which have been introduced in .NET Standard / .NET Core 3.0 the language C# has been improved a lot. We will look at the new features of C# 8.0 and see why these features are increasing the performance of every application nowadays. As always with many practical code samples – live!
In this talk I will introduce the audience to a new, augmented, Facial Emotion Recognition dataset and a Deep Learning model. With its basis on the FER 2013 dataset, used by a Kaggle(1) competition and also referenced in the paper by Ian Goodfellow et al(2), Challenges in Representation Learning: A report on three machine learning contests; I augmented the FER2013 32,298 images by adding the Celeb Dataset(3), which contains 202,599 images of celebrity faces, exploring the magnitude of gradients around edge corners by extracting extra features from the faces using the Histogram of Gradients.
We all design distributed systems for the cloud. Do we really know why we design them the way we do? Let’s look at some real-world architects and examine the way they designed their systems. Or event better, forget about all the lofty architectural ideas. Architects design their systems based mostly on their subjective experience. Let’s look at hard facts.
The most popular databases in the world all speak SQL, and almost 60% of Stack Overflow members use SQL. SQL is the query language that dominates when it comes to interacting with data. Data has changed since the 1970s; it’s no longer just stored in flat tables, but as rich, hierarchical object structures like JSON. SQL isn’t dead though, it just needed to evolve a little bit.
Amazon Alexa is used by millions of users with Amazon Echo’s devices at their homes and offices. Alexa is integrated in 10 million BMW and MINI vehicles and starting from mid 2018 it will be active in all USA, UK and Germany BMW and MINI.
I will explain to you how Alexa works under the hood, what are Alexa features and skills, how to develop your own skill and start using it with your echo devices.
Q: How do you move hundreds of interconnected applications from your data centre to the cloud? A: Like you eat an elephant, one bite at a time.
But where do you start? How fast can you go? What tools and people do you need? How do you keep track of progress?
More talks are yet to come!