Developer Spotlight for December 2018

Published: 01/16/2019, Last Updated: 01/16/2019

See what the Intel® Software Innovators, Intel® Black Belt Software Developers, and Intel® Student Ambassadors have accomplished.

cosmic ship on the orbit of planet Earth

Intel Software Innovator, Rose Day, won the Intel® AI Interplanetary Challenge. Read more about her project.

Other featured innovators this month include:

Intel® Black Belt Software Developers

Intel Black Belt Software Developers

Martin Foertsch and Thomas Endres used Windows* Mixed Reality VR glasses to demonstrate stereoscopic style transfer at the Devoxx* Belgium conference. They also acted as mentors at the Linde Intel® AI Interplanetary Challenge in Munich.

Abhishek Nandy shared how to get started with the UP Squared* AI Vision Developer Kit. Watch his video.

Marco Dal Pino hosted sessions on security with Microsoft Azure* Sphere at the Azure Conference 2018 Milan, WPC 2018, and Codecamp 2018 Romania. He gave a presentation on IoT and cloud infrastructure for digital signage, and also hosted 21 hours of streaming presentations of different technologies during WPC 2018.

Intel® Software Innovators

Asia Pacific

Intel Software Innovators Asia Pacific team

Adam Ardisasmita had his game nominated as an indie prize finalist at Casual Connect Asia 2018.

Manisha Biswas demonstrated her project at the Technology Awareness Program (at the University of Arkansas) that highlights various open source technologies. Learn more.

Nishant Srivastava gave a talk about "Things I wish I knew when I started building Android libraries” at Devoxx Belgium 2018. Listen to the talk.

Rishabh Banga developed an Environment Mapping Robot, which uses a remote control car with a USB camera, the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit, and the Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick (NCS). Learn more about his project.

Siddhant Agarwal spoke at the Google Developer Group (GDG) DevFest in Kathmandu. He also conducted a workshop at Sharda University on connecting AI, IoT, and the cloud. View the presentation.

Adrianus Yoza Aprilio, Aung Thu Hein, Prajyot Mainkar, Shriram K Vasudevan, Sourav Lahoti, Avirup Basu, Ghanashyam S, and Pablo Farias Navarro participated in various activities and events throughout the developer community.

North America

Intel Software Innovators North America team

Peter Ma was featured onstage at Intel® AI DevCon (Intel® AIDC) in Beijing. Naveen Rao included him in his keynote address to discuss Peter's work as a developer and innovator using the Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick (NCS). In addition, Peter demonstrated his two projects: Clean Water AI and Dr. Hazel.

David Ojika mentored the winning team in the Dell EMC* AI Challenge and presented his poster on Heterogeneous Computing for Mission-Critical Systems at Supercomputing 2018 (SC18).

Harsh Verma gave a talk on opportunities for IoT-based transportation data capture and data-driven safety analysis.

Macy Kuang helped host the annual AndroidTO conference, led a workshop on the ARCore* augmented reality platform, and shared her experiences as a developer at the Google* Developer Experts Summit.

Rosemarie Day shared multiple articles and projects:

Europe, Middle East, Africa

Intel Software Innovators Europe Middle East Africa team

Cross-Collaboration with EMEA Developer Team for Junction

Ron Evans, Maksim Masalski, and other Intel® Software Innovators were mentors at Junction 2018, Europe's largest hackathon. The hackathon challenge included creating an application on an IoT edge gateway that communicates and uses the capabilities of Bluetooth® mesh network devices. As part of a collaboration with the EMEA Developer Relations team, the top challenge winners will be invited to join the Intel Software Innovator program.

E M  E A developer relations team

Antimo Musone and Matteo Valoriani presented TraIND40 at Codemotion Milan 2018.

Bob Raphtone Afwata was a presenter at the African Women in Tech conference (AWT).

Justin Shenk was interviewed on Cold Fusion’s YouTube* channel.

Luca Deri gave a talk at SharkFest'18 Europe.

Marco Minerva gave talks at various workshops and worked at the Ask the Expert desk and participated in live streaming at WPC 2018.

Paolo Moro demonstrated the flight simulator Vitruvian VR at Focus Live in Milan, Italy. He exhibited a new project, LabKey, at ILLUMINOTRONICA 2018 in Bologna, Italy.

Peter O'Hanlon wrote a book, Advanced TypeScript 3.0 Projects, which is due to be published in January 2019.

Piotr Januszewski hosted a workshop on reinforcement learning. Learn more.

Ron Evans released GoCV version 0.18. Learn more.

Alfred Ongere, Antimo Musone, Antonio Grasso, Eyal Gruss, Fabrizio Lapiello, Pascal van Kooten, Rishal Hurbans, Silviu-Tudor Serban, Zayen Chagra participated in various activities and events throughout the developer community.

E M E A developer relations team

South America

Paulo Pinheiro’s gesture-driven wheelchair solution incorporating AI, Intel® RealSense™ technology, and Intel® Distribution of OpenVino™ toolkit was featured on Circuit, Intel Newsroom, and VentureBeat as part of Intel’s focus on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Learn more.

Pedro Kayatt taught an eight-class VR 101 course covering virtual, augmented, and mixed-reality technologies and shared his mixed reality experience, Adventure Next – Latin America for virtual tourism of landmarks in Bonito. Watch the video.

Software Innovator Paulo Pinheiro


Angelo Qiao, Dequan Wang, Fuli Liu, Hongbo Xiao, Jun Yin, Lu Yueping, Mengzhu Long, Zhao Jinglei, Zhong Wu participated in various activities and events throughout the developer community.

Intel® Student Ambassadors

Asia Pacific

Intel Student Ambassadors Asia Pacific team

Alish Dipani published Neural Style Transfer on Audio Signals.

Animesh Sharma created an Alexa skill (in the India store) that provides healthcare solutions to a user based on their symptoms. Find Medic Bot on GitHub*.

Kaustav Tamuly published Compression and Acceleration of High-Dimensional Neural Networks.

Quoc-Tuan Truong held a workshop on facial expression recognition with neural networks. Learn more.

Rajat Sharma’s project idea, Decimate Recaptcha—designed to break the Google* captcha system using object detection algorithms—was selected to participate in Yodlee* GarageFest.

Sarvaiya Adityakumar Kirtikumar, Kshitiz Rimal, Shaury Baranwal, Soubhik Das, Sri Harsha Gajavalli, Ujjwal Upadhyay participated in various activities and events throughout the developer community.

North America

Devinder Kumar gave lectures on his deep learning research at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Waterloo AI Institute Grad Talk, and the Toronto Machine Learning Summit.

Jyoti Islam discussed how to apply deep learning technologies to medical image analysis and hosted a watch party for the Intel® AI Academy webcast, which introduced time-series analysis.

Nicholas Monto gave a lecture on deep learning implementation for data science at the University of Connecticut Storrs campus.

Tejeswar Tadi presented AI concepts and deep learning applications within the finance space.

Europe, Middle East, Africa

Intel Student Ambassadors Europe Middle East Africa team

Chris Barsolai and Ngesa Napthtally Marvin introduced the Intel® Student Ambassador program to the developer community and carried out the first Intel® AI workshop in Tanzania, among other activities throughout the region.

Bruna Pearson is extending her previous work investigating the use of deep neural networks to continuously define the navigational parameters for any given scene.

Fredrick Aponyo helped put on the AI 2018 Start-Up Hackathon Egerton to nurture innovation for using AI to solve community challenges.

Szymon Kocot gave sessions on AI and deep learning for a bio/medical sciences workshop.

South America & China

Intel Student Ambassadors South America and China team

Patricia Dias dos Santos held a workshop at Datalab to introduce the fundamental concepts of machine learning using Intel® technology.

Shen Xinyue was a speaker at the Hack in the Box Security Conference, and gave a talk on Solving The Last Mile Problem Between Machine Learning and Security Operations.

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