Prairie.Code() Sessions tagged azure

Azure Functions and AWS Lambdas - Serverless Architecture and You

Have you heard the buzz words Serverless Architecture, Cloud Scale, or Microservice? In this talk we'll quickly overview Azure Functions and AWS Lambdas and provide some examples where they might be useful. We'll cover the basics of spinning up a function/lambda within both cloud providers, how to debug and monitor them, and demo their local dev toolsets. With a wide variety of integrations and many supported languages (C#, JavaScript, Python), functions/lambdas are a relatively quick, easy, and cheap way to spin up a cloud service that can scale easily!

Speaker

Aaron Hoffman

Aaron Hoffman

Co-Founder, Stonefinch

Making Apps More Human with Microsoft Cognitive Services

Part of the human experience is being able to look at a scene and judge what is going on; who/what the participants are, and know if they are happy or sad, frightened or mad. Or recognize a person’s voice and understand a conversation.

But the days where only humans can do that are numbered.

Microsoft Cognitive Services harnesses the power of machine learning and provides a set of 24 APIs that allow for your application to become more human.

In this session, you will see some of the power of Cognitive Services as we demo key features to build an intelligent app. You will learn how to create and invoke them via REST services to make your app more human.

Speaker

Matthew Soucoup

Matthew Soucoup

Principal, Code Mill Technologies, Inc

Building for Alexa with Web API

Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap and Echo Dot have brought voice interfaces to life for the home. We will discuss ways to integrate your existing software or database into an Alexa Skill, allowing for voice-activated, meaningful interaction with a user. Using this SAAS approach, with Web API hosted on Azure can make this process easy for rapid prototyping. We will build and deploy a skill that you can use immediately with your Alexa enabled device, and discuss the challenges of the publishing journey to get in Alexa's Skill Store.

Speaker

Heather Downing

Heather Downing

Senior Software Engineer, VML