Lars Klint!

Programmer, Speaker, Chief Hologram Maker

Lars is an author, trainer, Microsoft MVP, community leader, authority on all things Windows Platform and part time crocodile wrangler. He is heavily involved in the space of HoloLens and mixed reality, as well as a published Pluralsight author, freelance solution architect and writer for numerous publications. He has been a part of the software development community for the past 20 years and co-organises the DDD Melbourne community conference, organises developer events with Microsoft, and also runs a part time car restoration business. He has spoken at numerous technical events around the world and is an expert in Australian Outback Internet.

Progressive Web Apps – Mixing Web and Unicorns

As an alternative to developing native apps and pure web apps, PWAs allows a user to use your web app offline and have it behave like a native app. It works across platforms on any modern browser, and is made up of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Like any other website. In this talk, learn to build your first PWA with service workers, web app manifest file and how to deploy once, run anywhere. Delve into the common parts with your traditional websites, as well as the new parts that make PWAs behave and look like native apps.

Programming Robots – Making Friends with Cozmo

Have you met Cozmo? The little robot with a huge attitude? He is ready to be part of your life, if only you will play with him and give him some attention. Cozmo has a mind of his own and his personality will constantly keep you surprised. In this talk you will learn about tracking obstacles in real time, planning paths, facial recognition and third party APIs by building a simple game in Python. Learn about the future of consumer robotics in a connected world, and how these devices can make a difference. This talk will be a joint presentation with Cozmo on stage charming his way into your hearts (before he has a temper tantrum).

Time: 1:00 PM

Room: Blue

Time: 9:45 AM

Room: Blue