The EU is represented again, this time with the marriage of music and programming. When you get deep into music structure, chords, etc. (of which I have no talent for or interest in) then it makes sense.
Inspiration. Tech companies want to highlight their stories on how their products make events like this possible. Microsoft lives this reality and is uniquely positioned to make it happen. I am so glad that they chose this route, and accelerated it with Satya Nadella at the helm.
Most of this technology that is used in gaming and accessibility ultimately has its roots in the Kinect sensor, essentially gone but not forgotten. Doing backgrounder work on this topic, obvious to me that these sensors allow the software to interpret what is seen and can act upon it, without being called out as such. Down the road as the Virtual Reality market matures, devices like this will be as ubiquitous as smartphones and touch screens are today. Devices such as the Tobii Eye Tracker 4C are an interim step prior to the aforementioned VR.
also posted to my a11y blog @ Tumblr.
Yes, there was a PyDev last week; I was pre-occupied with other matters to post about it. Anyway, this Labor Day (US) edition continues to shine spotlights on #BlackGirlMagic coders here and around the world. I can never get enough of them, so shouldn’t you.
The news primarily happened last month…
The attached article referring to a CNBC report goes into some detail about how this deal is structured and from Amazon’s viewpoint, allows for better integration with their recently announced Pillpack acquisition to achieve their pharmacy dominance footprint, leaving CVS/Aetna, Walgreens, Walmart, and others in their wake. It is only a matter of time before Amazon formally acquires Xealth because most of the pieces would be in place to make a multi-Billion dollar business bet that Amazon is noted for. Plus there are natural ties to Amazon through their partnerships.
Amazon and Seattle startup Xealth are working on a pilot program that will let doctors ‘prescribe’ items for delivery to patients’ homes, CNBC reports. The report comes just weeks after Amazon…
Thank you @JLTechword for pointing this out to the broader audience. Also for bringing an example on a competing/cooperative platform that proves it can be done.
One of the aspects of the Python community is just that, the ability to learn from peers and to see real people solving real problems. This ongoing series highlights this. Special thank you to Mike Driscoll for this series of blog posts.