Charlie Gerard | Devoxx

Devoxx UK 2019
from Wednesday 8 May to Friday 10 May 2019.

Software Developer @ThoughtWorks, former Creative Developer @NYTimes. Always tinkering with new technologies.

See also https://charliegerard.github.io

Weaving the web - Programming textile-based interactions in JavaScript

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What if you could interact with interfaces and devices using your clothes? When we think about wearable garments, we usually think of the technology as an output. We might think of LED dresses or designer-made outfits that react to the environment but what if instead, we used this technology as an input, as a way to interact with other things.

I am passionate about human-computer interaction and I have been prototyping wearable interfaces in JavaScript to use clothes as an input device.

In this talk, I will walk through the process of making interactive clothing using conductive textile, show what it can do and talk about the possibilities and limits of such technology.

The doors of perceptrons - Practical Machine Learning for front-end developers

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Machine learning can have some pretty complicated concepts to grasp if you’re not a data scientist. However, recent developments in tooling make it more and more accessible for developers and people with little or no experience.

One of these advancements is the ability to now train and run machine learning algorithms and models in the browser, opening this world to front-end developers to learn and experiment.

In this presentation, we will talk about the different applications, possibilities, tools and resources, as well as show a few examples and demos, so you can get started building your own experiments using machine learning in JavaScript.

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