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Stunned by Sensors – Starting my Ultrabook Training

As an avid fan of all things Star Trek*, I can’t help but hear Mr. Spock’s voice when I read about all these sensors we have watching and helping us in our lives today. Unfortunately as a developer, I usually feel like the guy in the red shirt on the away party when Spock says, “Sir, sensors indicate we are clear to send Mr. Duncan into the cave”. The cave in which I am then killed by the monster that extracts all the salt from my body. The real nightmare is that I’m the guy responsible for the monster detection code.

Ultrabook™ development – the fun side!

While I’ve done my fair share of programming in the past, I have yet to do any for the Ultrabook™, but I am intrigued to restart with the wealth of features (particularly utilising the available sensors) now on this platform Of course, the Intel Developer Zone (software.intel.com) has a wealth of resources to help a budding coder develop an application for any Intel platform.

Hangout With Ultimate Coders: Week 2 Highlights

This week, a few of the developers involved in Ultimate Coder: Going Perceptual jumped on a Google+ Hangout to discuss how the contest was going, their challenges, and what they were really excited about. We had a good group of folks, including Chris Allen (Brass Monkey/Infrared5), Giuseppe Landolina (Simian Squared), Lee Bamber (The Game Creators), Chris Skaggs (Code-Monkeys) and Steff Kelsey (Infrared5).  You can watch the whole thing here:

SPARK App League Competition using Public Data Sets

On Friday Feb 22nd I attended the initial session of the Spark App League at Arizona State University's Polytechnic Campus. Ten High School teams attended this introductory session and worked through the initial setup and a few training sessions on HTML5 App Development taught by ASU Professor Ashish Amresh . 
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