I had the privilege of attending several events at the Fast Company Innovation Festival – held here in New York City last week – and my hat is off to FC for a job really well done! Sessions ran smoothly and on-time; well-curated panels were packed with interesting discussions; and the Convene space in midtown Manhattan proved an excellent, impressive venue.
Category Archives: Conventions
STEM Toy Fair 2017 Highlights
I’m always keeping an eye out for STEM toys during Toy Fair. Over the years, I’ve seen an influx of toys that help children learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. There are tons of kits that show kids how to get started in anything from robotics to game development. Today I’ve rounded up three toys that I think might be a hit for future engineers and devs. Continue reading
No More Tofu – NOTO
Noto stands for “No Tofu” or “No More Tofo.” While you might think it’s my latest frustration with a healthy diet, it’s actually the name for Google’s latest attempt to wrestle over 800 natural languages into a single, universal font.
Pax West 2016 Interview Round Up
This year’s Pax West was definitely an exciting one! The ability to get not only one-on-one time with developers but actual hands-on time with each and every title in development is what sets Pax West apart from all other gaming conventions.
I got the chance to chat with a few indie developers about their upcoming titles as well as a couple of innovators who are making waves in 2016.
CoreMedia at dmexco 2016
dmexco (the Digital Marketing Exposition & Conference) – one of the biggest conventions of its kind in Europe – will be taking place in Cologne, Germany, on September 14th and 15th. Again this year the conference will be featuring a major showcase from our partner CoreMedia.
AWS Summit New York
For those of you in New York City, the AWS Summit is this week. This is Amazon’s traveling road show to learn and hear about all things related to Amazon Web Services. The summit will be on August 10th and 11th, Wednesday and Thursday, at the Javits Center. Continue reading
Minecraft: programming for modders!
Whenever I walk into a hands-off meeting during E3, I never know what to expect. Especially when running late and having completely missed the overall introduction to the meeting. When I walked into an E3 demo with the Mojang developers, I was excited to see an opened text editor. This meant that we might be diving into some code and that honestly made me really happy!
Arvato reveals YaaS
Kudos to our client Arvato for playing such a big role in the creation of YaaS – the Hybris-as-a-Service cloud platform. We’re happy that our developers have been able to contribute to an effort that really turned heads at last week’s SAP Sapphire Conference!
Google I/O 2016: A quick summary
The good folks at Engadget have distilled down 2+ hours of new product announcements from this week’s Google I/O to a manageable 12 minutes. There’s some really interesting new stuff coming soon with Google Home, Google VR, and Android N. Check out the time-saving summary video below:
Viv: AI on the fly
Disrupt NY 2016 is underway this week and there’s plenty of interesting stuff emerging from the buzz. One of the coolest things we are hearing about is Viv.
Dag Kittlaus, CEO and co-founder of Siri, presented Viv – a project he’s been working on behind the scenes for some time now. As he demonstrates in his presentation – video below – Viv may be the next step in the evolution of what he terms “conversational commerce.” Viv can conduct virtually any transaction with very few voice prompts – even relatively complex requests.