Meetings ยป April Meeting

April Meeting

(released 3/04/2017)

We're back in April. This month we'll have Paul Usher from DevExpress talking on Azure Cognitive Services. We'll have all the usual stuff,  Tech news, plenty of time to socialize with the Hunter/Newcastle technical community.

This month Pizza is being supplied by BMT Quantity Surveyors.

We will have some prizes to give away thanks to DevExpress


Time: 18:00
Date: Wednesday 1st March
Location: ICT Building, University of Newcastle
Cost: Free

As always it's free to attend and we welcome anyone and everyone who is interested in coding and/or technology in general.

Don’t forget to RSVP on Meetup so we can plan for numbers.

Cognitive Services

Just the words "Cognitive Services" can be daunting, but it doesn't need to be! In fact, what if I said you can spin up a speech to text engine that will analyse the output and tell you the sentiment behind what it contains... in under 15 minutes. That is exactly what will be shown in this session - by creating a simple application that can consume an audio file (mp3) and use the power of Azure Cognitive Services to do the rest. There are many aspects to ACS and you'll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to integrate into existing processes.

About the speaker

Paul Usher is a Microsoft MVP and a Technical Evangelist at DevExpress. DevExpress technologies help software developers build high-performance business solutions, see complex software with greater clarity, increase productivity, and create stunning applications for Windows® and the Web in the shortest possible time. Prior to joining DevExpress, Paul ran (and still owns) an independent software development company which specializes in custom solutions for small to medium businesses, with a focus on mobile and paperless solutions. He has developed more than 100 commercial applications on Windows, mac OS, iOS, and other platforms that are used worldwide covering a wide range of industries from retail, medical, construction, and various service industries. Paul is a published author, WintellectNOW trainer and speaks at industry events around the world. His blog is available here

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