In a small engineering organization, it’s not uncommon for software engineers to wear multiple hats. From specifications to design, building, evaluation, deployment, validation, and monitoring, engineers are often required to operate across a range of activities to ensure success. While larger companies may have specialized roles for each of these areas, smaller teams must rely […]
Is this the Caribbean’s First Hackathon focused on Disaster Mapping?
Back in 2004, I was one course shy of graduating from my computer science degree and had started working. I was essentially an intern in a government project team. So, I had some gaps during the day. Up to that time, I had built only a few solutions, and they were mostly simple web tools. […]
Activating the AI at Agostini’s
Recently, there have been exciting developments in the field of AI, and ChatGPT is just one of the many AI tools that can be used to explore data, discover new insights and supercharge work. However, AI has its limitations and requires high-quality data, careful training, and human oversight to work effectively. Ethical considerations are critical in the development and deployment of AI, and collaboration between stakeholders is essential to advancing AI in a responsible and beneficial way. While AI can create new opportunities and efficiencies, it also poses risks and challenges that must be addressed. By approaching AI with a human-centered and ethical perspective, we can ensure that it enhances our lives and contributes to a better future for all.
Azure Skills Navigator (a real one)
I saw this tweet from @msdev: I literally read the first line and thought, Yes! They’re doing that cool thing I’d envisioned a while back. I clicked through to the post. That’s when I saw what I should have seen in the second line of the tweet, “…a ramp-up guide for developers”. Bummer. I mean, […]
First a11y bot [Updated]
In which Irwin and Daniel Gordon participate in a hackathon with a focus on Accessibility.
Cloud: Free Up Yourself
Yesterday I was on one of the panels of the Trinidad and Tobago Big Data Forum 2021. The BDF was run from the Trinidad and Tobago United Nation’s office. It comprised of a series of sessions over the course of two days. The session I was part of was titled “Azure: Platform of Intelligence & […]
Going far in 2021 with developer stories
Stories as building blocks.
We watched in horror as our neighbour’s SUV was pushed down the road by the flood. Having seen this kind of thing on screens before, witnessing it so close was a different matter entirely. There’s an instinct some people have to stick their hand into a burning flame to save a grain of rice. It’s […]
Where everybody knows your name
Like most Trinbagonians, I’ve learned to dread going in to any licensing office. Who could forget the signage up at the Wrightson Road office that said, “We’re closing at 1:00 today” – when you’ve turned up at 12:45, and the people you need have gone to lunch? And then, the game of ping-pong, between the […]
Dirt. Mud. Progress.
Jesus was born in a manger, so I cannot be too sour that to register the birth of my child I have to stand up under a tent in the rain. So, under that tent, ducking the wet seats, were a few parents. The instructions we received were to book an appointment at the agla.gov.tt […]