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International Women’s Day 2017 Events

To celebrate International Women’s Day, here are several events around the world that innovators are leading. Celebrate the achievements of women in technology, inspire women and girls to get involved in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and see where you might fit.

SensiCare: An IoT Device for Alzheimer's Patients

Erika Harvey is working on creating a proactive tool for caregivers to help prevent Alzheimer's patients from wandering. She has the proof of science built and is looking for collaborators with a love of sensors to take the project to the next level.

Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with Augmented Reality

Manisha Biswas shares how to easily implement an augmented reality experience for your project using Unity* and Vuforia*. Follow along the complete walkthrough to create amazing augmented reality applications for Android* utilizing Intel® architecture.

MyWorld – A New Type of Game from Lee Bamber

Lee Bamber, Intel® Software Innovator and Intel® Black Belt Software Developer, talks to us about his latest project, MyWorld, currently on Kickstarter. MyWorld is a multiplayer sandbox game that offers a mix of game genres as well as the opportunity to create your own games within it.

Water Leakage Early Warning System

In the 49-day Connected Life Hackathon by Allianz, Johnny Chan and his team took second place with their design for a solution that detects unexpected water leaks in your home. By helping to identify and fix the problem early, the potential damages and cost for a homeowner could be reduced.

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Digital Art: Procedurally Generated Stained Glass

Lilli Szafranski has created digital stained glass, a 12-sided, 4.5 inch diameter art installation using more than 2,200 LEDs. It is controlled by procedurally generated, fully random code.

Tellybot: A Crowd Presence Robot

Jillian Ogle has developed a robot that lets the audience operate the controls. The robot streams live on Twitch and the audience commands the robot to move forward, backward, left, and right. You can collaborate with others on the stream or even compete for control.

Voice Controlled Personal Assistant

This IoT based application, built with an Intel® Edison board, can read your emails to you, reply back to them, monitor your environment, set your alarms, notify you, and look things up online—all with just voice commands.

Model Car Robotics Powered by Intel® Curie™ Technology

With the prospect of self-driving cars in our near future, CodeWheels is a great first step for learning how to program a robotic car to drive and navigate a track. You might have the best code to make your car cross the finish line first, but can it handle a real-life scenario like losing one of its wheels? Learn more about this racing challenge and soon-to-be game designed by Intel® Software Innovator Maksim Masalski.

Intel® Software Innovators are Transforming the Developer Community in Indonesia

Dicoding Academy offers Indonesian developers an online-learning platform with courses designed by industry leaders. Dirakit is a community platform for people to share their work and inspire others. The goal of these two projects is to grow the IoT skills and market in Indonesia by making it easy to learn the latest technologies.

Paul Langdon: Bringing Biology and IoT Devices Together

Paul Langdon is a very active member of the Intel® Software Innovator program and is also very involved in his local developer community. His background in education plays a big role in his life as he not only uses his skills to help train others but also builds technologies that help others to learn.

VirtPhy: A Fully Programmable Infrastructure for Efficient NFV in Small Data Centers

Intel® Software Innovator Cristina Dominici has proposed VirtPhy, a fully programmable Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) infrastructure based on a server-centric data center architecture that aims to provide mechanisms for efficient NFV in Small-Scale Data Centers (SSDCs). She built an 8-node prototype to test and is currently extending the prototype to include additional features.

Use Hand Gestures to Control a Drone

Using Intel® RealSense™ technology, Thomas Endres has built a drone that you can control using gestures. This software was demonstrated at 25 conferences around the world allowing people to fly the drone without any preparation by simply holding their hands in front of the camera as if it was a "virtual airplane yoke."

Intel® Software Innovator Summit 2016

Fifty innovators from Europe, South America, and North America gathered in Seattle, Washington in November, 2016, for the Intel Software Innovator Summit. In-depth technical trainings, Intel® Software Innovator “lightning talks," and a robot car challenge were just a few of the highlights of this annual event.

 Well Told Entertainment’s New Virtual Reality Escape Room GameDare to Play: Well Told Entertainment’s New Virtual Reality Escape Room Game

By combining fun and technology, Sam Warner and Andrew Thompson designed a virtual reality game based on the childhood game of Bloody Mary. Released in time for Halloween, the game is being hailed as a winner in this genre.

How to Increase User Engagement with AppsHow to Increase User Engagement with Apps

Peter O’Hanlon discusses the logic behind user engagement: How to measure and increase it so that users are more engaged with applications.

HELIOS: A Visual Visor

HELIOS employs Intel® RealSense™ technology to provide a series of accessibility features for visually impaired individuals, empowering them to perform actions and tasks with more confidence and ease.