Episode 9 – Cognitive Services: My Next Superpower


Infusing intelligence into apps, bots and websites used to be neigh on impossible but with Azure’s Cognitive Services it’s become dead simple; a revolution in the making that TechBash co-founder Andy Schwam and MTC Techology Architect Rich Ross explain.—-more—-

Andy_Schwam_Headshot.jpgAndy Schwam is a Microsoft Developer Technologies MVP (since 2010) and ASP Insider. He is an experienced speaker, trainer, blogger, and conference organizer. As AVP Enterprise Architecture, he is responsible for moving the IT department forward through the use of new technology, best practices, DevOps and the Cloud. Additionally, Andy is a founding board member and organizer of TechBash, an annual conference for developers. He has been creating software applications since 1999. 

Rich_Ross_Headshot.jpgRich Ross is Technology Architect at the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Philadelphia. He spends much of his time talking to customers about their challenges, architecting Azure solutions and building innovative applications to showcase technologies. Rich has more than 25 years of business and IT experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. He is a contributor to many local user groups including Philly.net and TriState SharePoint. Rich also helps to organize and run Philly .net Code Camp, a bi-annual event for developers and businesses in the Mid-Atlantic area.

Once you’re done listening to the episode be sure to check out the following links, too:

The episode also features PSAs from three of our favorite kid-focused technology organizations MakeCodeKodable and Code.org. Be sure to give ’em some love (they do a great job!)

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CREDITS: Louis Berman (Host); Andy Schwam and Rich Ross (Guests); Gretchen Huebner (Kodable PSA), Simon Hillvo (MakeCode PSA); Megan Hochstatter (Code.org PSA); Vincent Tone / PremiumBeat (Music); Heather Walsh (Intro/Outro); Louis Berman (Engineer); East Coast Studio (Editing)

TRANSCRIPThttps://www.videoindexer.ai/accounts/1c5a0342-11e8-4e1d-b656-d0bf35b80614/videos/8d33c86f45/ (be sure to turn “Closed Captioning” to “English”; icon in lower right-hand corner of “video” window)

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