Week of May 29, 2018
From time to time, RealEyes Media will be sharing a tech roundup of cool products, technologies, and tools we recently learned about and dig. Feel free to reach out to us with questions or share some experiences of your own!
Lora Kulm, Mobile Developer
Google I/O, Google’s annual developer conference, introduced so many new things this year, with a continued focus on AI and machine learning. For developers, a big announcement was the conglomeration of the support libraries and architecture components into Android Jetpack. Jetpack takes existing libraries and commonly used Android features, and combines them into one easy-to-use collection that provides guidance for UI, architecture, and features. Also announced was a virtual assistant that calls businesses and schedules appointments for you called Duplex, updates to Assistant and Lens (including a super cool Google Maps integration), and the Android P public beta.
Phil Moss, Senior Developer
Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend Streaming Media East in New York City. I had been to Streaming Media conferences before, but this time, I got to speak! There was an all star cast of presenters at this conference, including Google, Wowza, Bitmovin, Verizon, Facebook, Netflix, and many more big time folks. After three days of seeing presentations, I was overloaded with some great information, but my absolute favorites involved low latency video, new ways of live encoding, learning how to analyze objective and subjective video quality from none other than SSIM and Netflix, and, of course, our very own, Jun Heider, who did a great talk on video AI platforms. It was an honor to be involved with this conference, and have the opportunity to share some of the knowledge and experience I’ve gained over the years working with RealEyes. I am looking forward to more just like this.
Paula Gettman, Operations Analyst
JIRA applications from Atlassian are awesome, right? YES, especially IF you know how to use them properly to get the most out of them for your business. One way to go from a JIRA beginner to a JIRA master is with the Expium 3-day Jira Boot Camp, and recently, a coworker and I went on this journey. I say journey because it was over 22 hours of learning about JIRA Software and JIRA Core, starting with the most basic JIRA overview to hands-on workshops configuring workflows, projects, agile boards and more. For me personally, the most complex aspects of the training were the workflows and screen schemes. Luckily, each student has the opportunity to dig deep and explore each of these topics, and others, in what I believe to be the greatest part of the training: the workshops! Getting a chance to actually put what we learned into action was a fantastic way to make sure we retained the information and understood how to best apply it to our RealEyes JIRA instance which is specific to our business goals. Luckily, the training course comes with two expert instructors who answered literally hundreds of questions for us and other students in the class. That being said, shout out to our instructors Johnson Wang @jonccwang and Scott Price! As an online trainee it was nice to have an instructor dedicated solely to us, and Scott did an excellent job.
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