Midwest Developer Musings

Feed me new technology and I will devour it. AR / VR / Student / .NET Software Developer

Beer City Code 2K19

Beer City Code This was my second in a year attending Beer City Code. It was another awesome year with some great conversations and eye-opening sessions. I'm a bit saddened that there weren't as many talks on diversity/inclusion as last year, but the focus of the soft skill talks I visited this year...

MIT Hackathon: A Retrospect

Finding Success in Failure Our full source code, minus the training image set, can be found on GitHub. I want to give a huge thanks to Professor Ronnie Wilbur from Purdue for allowing us to use their Sign Language database videos as our training data R. B. Wilbur and A. C. Kak, "Purdue RVL-SLLL...

MIT Hackathon: My Approach for Puzzles 4 & 5

This is the followup post to my guide for solving all five MIT Hackathon 2017 registration puzzles. If you haven't read it yet, I suggest reading my first post which covers the first three puzzles. Preface I've re-written this post two or three times now, because it touches on a lot of topics that...

Azure Continuous Delivery with .NET Core

Azure: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly I love Azure as a platform, and since I get a ton of free credits to use on the platform through work I try and use it as much as I can. In fact you are reading this blog thanks to Azure's Web App Services! But...

On OSS & Impostor Syndrome

What is OSS? OSS stands for Open-Source Software. It means that the code for a project is available under certain licensing (which varies from project to project). Almost all OSS goes through GitHub because they're the biggest in the game and most developers are comfortable with it and have an account. Basically developers collaborate...