May 4th: Lightning Talk: Women Who Code, Austin

May 4th: Lightning Talk: Women Who Code, Austin #austin #womenwhocode

May 4th: Lightning Talk: Women Who Code, Austin


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6 design principles for great Apple Watch apps

6 design principles for great Apple Watch apps #applewatch #design

6 design principles for great Apple Watch apps

Following a few guiding principles will help you design your Apple Watch app for great results. This article summarizes the Apple Human Interface Guidelines, which focus on scannable apps and quick user-centric interactions. Designing for a small screen, optimizing for minimal power use, and ensuring app accessibility also present unique challenges.


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Weathering the Cloud for Faster Forecasting

Weathering the Cloud for Faster Forecasting #weather #noaa #cloudcomputing

Weathering the Cloud for Faster Forecasting

While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was created officially in 1970, its roots go back more than 200 years. The agencies that came together to form NOAA represent some of the oldest federal agencies. So much history, so much research, so much science, so much data…so little time. Every day, NOAA gathers more than 20 terabytes from Doppler radar systems, weather satellites, buoy networks and stations, tide gauges, real-time weather stations, ships and aircraft. That equates to creating more than twice the data contained in the United States Library of Congress – every day. Yes, data is our greatest natural resource, but like any natural resource, its power is only useful if it can be refined. In a bold…Read More


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IBM Watson Personality Insights: The Science…

IBM Watson Personality Insights: The Science Behind the Service #watson #insights

IBM Watson Personality Insights: The Science…

The IBM Watson Personality Insights service (formerly known as IBM Watson User modeling service in Beta) was released in February as a Generally Available (GA) service on IBM Bluemix. The Personality Insights service uses linguistic analytics to infer the personality traits (“Big Five”), intrinsic needs, and values of individuals from communications that the user makes available via mediums such as email, text messages, tweets, forum posts, and more. These three types of information correspond to the color-coded sections shown when visualizing the analysis that is performed by Personality Insights: This blog post discusses the extensive research behind the development of the Personality Insights service. For complete information about…Read More


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