E-Residency in Estonia – Gateway to the European Union and Global Market

I applied to Estonia’s e-Residency program to get an early glimpse into the future of e-citizenship and e-society; I became a member in March 2016 and since then I’ve witnessed how the project evolved from a Foreign Direct Investment Innovation and Gateway to the European Market into a solution that empowers entrepreneurs from all countries to join the next global digitalization and e-commerce wave.

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Failed to create a ‘PointCollection’ exception in Windows Workflow Foundation

The System.Xaml.XamlObjectWriterException: Failed to create a PointCollection exception seems to happen when trying to load System.Activities.Presentation.dllSystem.Activities.Core.Presentation.dll and one of their dependencies is missing. The problem can be avoided by removing the view state information from the Workflow Xaml Definition and by excluding the SAP / SAP2010 libraries from the AppDomain when instancing the Workflow, since they are not needed at runtime for the execution:

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Windows Workflow Foundation in 2017

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).

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Windows Workflow Foundation Demystified at CodeCamp Timisoara

I was a speaker at CodeCamp Timisoara, where I presented Windows Workflow Foundation. The conference took place at the West University of Timisoara.

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Machine Learning course by Andrew Ng from Stanford University

I have successfully completed the Machine Learning course by Andrew Ng from Stanford University on Coursera (certificate and course record verification link here ).

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.

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Digital Transformation in Estonia

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.

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Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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.

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Workflow Foundation presentation at Microsoft Summit

I was a speaker at Microsoft Summit 2015, where I presented Windows Workflow Foundation. The conference took place in Bucharest, Romania, at the Parliament Palace.

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Home Monitoring with Raspberry Pi and Node.js

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.

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