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Jim Wilcox
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Intro to Uno Platform
I'll start with apologies that I neglected to hit record on this for the introductions.  We did get the bulk of the presentation recorded. On the call:  Jerome Laban, Architect, and Francois Tanguay, CEO of nventive of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Participants...
Intro to Uno Platform
Intro to Uno Platform
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QnAMaker Went Live - Bot in a Day
There were lots of exciting things to come out of Build 2018 in early May this year. Among the many detail level items was qnamaker.ai came out of beta. As many folks know, I've been hosting Bot in a Day Workshops at various Microsoft Technology Centers (MT...
QnAMaker Went Live - Bot in a Day
QnAMaker Went Live - Bot in a Day
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Global Azure Bootcamp 2018 - Manchester, NH, United States
Global Azure Bootcamp 2018, held at over 280 locations around the world on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 is in the books. I was mostly focused on the Granite State event location, and had my hands full with that... though I did assist the Burlington / Boston e...
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Locking Resources in C# for Read/Write Concurrency
In a previous project, I became a big fan of System.Threading.ReaderWriterLockSlim.  It was an excellent way to guard a resource against concurrency in a relatively flexible manner.   C# has a lock(object) {} syntax for simple concurrency locks, but what if...
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What 'The Force' Symbolizes
This post is way off topic for this blog, but I don't have a better outlet for it, otherwise.  I pray the Force will forgive me for the deviation from my regularly scheduled programming, which I'll return to immediately after the following word from...  lon...
What 'The Force' Symbolizes
What 'The Force' Symbolizes
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Unloading the UI Thread in C# on Windows 10 + UWP
First I want to thank Matthew Groves for hosting the 1st known C# Advent (English) .  I was honored to be able to grab the spot for Friday, December 22, 2017, which, happily, is the start of my Christmas holiday week, as well. The crux of this post is that ...
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Windows 10 IoT Core, C# & Azure IoT Hub for New England Microsoft Developers 12/7/2017
Just wanted to say thanks for inviting me to reprise my Boston Code Camp 28 presentation for the group last night (12/7).   I enjoy talking about development anywhere in the Microsoft stack, and I love that Windows 10 IoT Core + Azure IoT Hub spans a good r...
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MVP IoT with Windows 10, C#, Raspberry Pi and Azure IoT Hub
Boston Code Camp 28 is in the books as one of the greatest community events of recent times in my book.  Attendance was fantastic, we had amazing sponsors, and a ton of great speakers, but the thing that really made things hop was attendance.  I'm personall...
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Intro to Natural Language Processing with LUIS
Here's the slides for the presentation I'm doing 11/16/2017 at the Granite State Windows Platform Developers (@WPDevNH) meeting in Salem, NH (at the Microsoft Store)  The group is primarily about Windows 10 app development (implying Universal Windows Platfo...
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