Category Archives: Conferences

The 2017 Interop ITX Conference is Coming Up Soon

I get quite a few invitations to speak at conferences, but I usually say “yes” only to the events where I think I can do good for my company and also learn something useful myself. One of these events is … Continue reading

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Conferences and Las Vegas

Many of the software development conferences I go to are in Las Vegas. More than any other city in the world, Vegas is set up to handle conferences of all types and sizes. There are several Web sites that list … Continue reading

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I Visit the 2017 Game Manufacturer’s Association Trade Show

While I was speaking at a software developer conference in March 2017 in Las Vegas, I noticed that at the same hotel (Bally’s) there was the Game Manufacturer’s Association (GAMA) Trade Show. I was intrigued so I walked to that … Continue reading

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Recap of the 2017 Visual Studio Live Conference

I spoke at the 2017 Visual Studio Live Conference. The event ran from March 13 – 17, in Las Vegas (Bally’s). VS Live is a conference for software developers who use Microsoft technologies, and it’s one of my favorite conferences. … Continue reading

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Bengio and Deng Visit my Machine Learning Talk

I was giving a short talk on machine learning at Microsoft last week and the talk was visited by Yoshua Bengio and Li Deng. If you work in ML or AI you probably know these two names. Bengio (University of … Continue reading

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My Interview with “This Week in Machine Learning and AI”

Several weeks ago I did an audio interview for a podcast for the “This Week in Machine Learning & AI” Web site. The interview has been posted. See https://twimlai.com/twiml-talk-013-understanding-deep-neural-networks-james-mccaffrey-interview/. The interview was hosted by Sam Charrington. I’ve never met Sam … Continue reading

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Three Interesting Signs

I enjoy Las Vegas – for anyone who likes psychology, sociology, and mathematics, Las Vegas has all kinds of interesting weirdness. Here are three images from a recent trip. I was staying at the Planet Hollywood hotel. Here’s what I … Continue reading

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