Windows Workflow Foundation is a mature technology from the .Net Framework (full) which empowers developers to build enterprise grade workflow based products and solutions. It is easy to get started with, if offers a lot of features out of the box and it powers some of Microsoft’s key projects (Sharepoint, Azure Powershell Workflow Runbooks).
I highly recommend it! Andrew Ng (the brain behind Baidu’s, Google’s AI efforts and co-founder of Coursera) has put together a great course, with detailed explanations, useful examples and practical exercises.
Estonia, the small country from Northern Europe, also known as The Baltic Tiger, is one of the most digitalized and innovative countries in the world, a recognized leader in Digitalization and a role model for other countries that want to pursue and implement large scale Digital Transformation strategies.
I organized the Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference together with 2 colleagues from UVT FEAA MSODSA. The event took place on the 15th of January 2016 at the recently inaugurated INCDEMC Renewable Energies Laboratory, in Timisoara, Romania. The mission of our project was to present to our audience all the steps involved in getting from a technical innovative idea to an actual competitive product for the market.
Raspberry Pi is a quite powerful, versatile board and it offers a lot for the $35 price. I bought & configured one for a NAS + miniDLNA server and it works surprisingly well. Having an old webcam laying around, the idea of a DIY Home Monitoring & Intruder Alert system came to life. Because I wanted to be able to access the video stream from pc & mobile, I went for an implementation with Node.js and a responsive web app.
As a presenter at Timisoara .NET Meetup #2 I thought it would be interesting to share with the local community some of my experience with a not so known technology from the .NET stack: Windows Workflow Foundation. For this purpose, I built a demo app (source code available on github) and a short introductory presentation for the topic.
A while ago, inspired by this article Frontiers of Computational Thinking: A SXSW Report by Stephen Wolfram, I looked-up the Wolfram Language. It is described as a very powerful symbolic language with built-in algorithms and knowledge base and indeed it looks quite impressive: you can accomplish a lot with just a few lines of code.