Prairie.Code() Sessions tagged cloud

Architecting a Serverless IoT application on Microsoft Azure

In this session, we'll work together to design and implement an end-to-end IoT solution using Microsoft Azure, a Raspberry Pi, and a hair dryer. In true cloud-native fashion, we'll use pure platform-as-a-service (PaaS) components - no VMs allowed! Audience participation is encouraged as we will discuss tradeoffs, design, and scale issues while taking this journey together.

Speaker

Jim O`Neil

Jim O`Neil

Senior Architect, Insight

State-of-the-art Search with Azure Cognitive Search

We all know that providing a good search experience for website visitors is hard. Everyone expects it to “just” work like Google or Amazon. Maybe there is a better way, maybe we fix this with a little help from some AI.

Join the session to see how you can leverage Cognitive Services with Azure Cognitive Search in your apps. With the newly minted semantic search abilities this technology can provide results that are semantically closer to the intent of original query. For example, can you your search return the right results for a query like "in the last 5 years" or will it just return matches based on those 5 words without any context.

You will also learn how to enhance and enrich search through Cognitive Service Skills like natural language processing, image analysis, entity recognition capabilities. Don't know what those are? Well that's not a problem because you will find out.

You can expect to walk away knowing how to generate your own enrichment pipeline that leverages the power of AI to solve your search woes. Why not use the same integrated Microsoft natural language stack that Bing and Office have used for more than a decade into your site? Maybe AI can make it "just" work.

Speaker

Brian McKeiver

Brian McKeiver

Co-Owner, BizStream

Introduction to Cloud and Cloud Native Computing

Cloud Computing is ubiquitous these days. It seems to be as common as the air that we breathe in, without which there would be no running computer systems. But what exactly is Cloud Computing? What about Cloud Native Computing? Are these terms referring to the same thing? If not, what are the differences? This lively talk will go over the fundamentals of Cloud Computing, and then move on to explain what Cloud Native really means. We will also venture into the console of a major Cloud Provider, and look around to see some key features that it has. We will then examine a basic Cloud Native Java application to understand how containers fit into the picture. For someone who is new to Cloud Computing, s/he would be able to start to understand the differences and similarities between Cloud and Cloud Native Computing.

Speaker

Mary Grygleski

Mary Grygleski

Developer Advocate, IBM