What we're about

Hi Hacksters! I'm Ron Dagdag, your Hackster.io Ambassador here in DFW. Together with co-ambassadors Johnathan Hottel and Harold Pulcher, we welcome you to our group.

Hackster is an online community for hardware hackers. By popular demand, we're also launching local project nights. Our goal is simple: help hardware makers and hackers from Dallas/Fort Worth to connect, share ideas, and build great things together!

Whether you are a total arduino newbie or you need some advice for finishing your advanced project, this is the meetup for you! Wanna learn about Home Automation, Internet of Things, Robotics, 3d printing - Join now.

• New Hardware to play with! That's right, Hackster.io has a LOT of sponsors, and periodically they'll give us things to play with! If you make something super cool and write all about it on Hackster.

• Contests! Hackster loves contests, and you can find all of our current ones at http://www.hackster.io/challenges . Submit a cool enough idea and Hackster will provide you with free hardware and the means to make it happen, just for writing it up on Hackster! Win the challenge and you'll get more awesome prizes! It doesn't get cooler than that, and Hackster Live is here to help you submit the best project possible.

• Mentor or member-led group events, such as building an electronics kit together, writing a program together, or re-creating a Hackster project together. Details would be provided prior to the event so you could join us in working on whatever the project is. We'll try to have these as often as possible.

• Show and tell of a project you're working on. You might even recruit some help!

• Ad-hoc long-term projects that are open to participation by any community member.

• Test before you buy your own hardware If you're planning to purchase some microcontroller or a kit, we may have it available for you to test before you purchase your own.

• Chill out area with a cool YouTube playlist aimed at makers, snacks, drinks, maybe some cards or board games - have a good time and chat with fellow nerds.

• Kids area with littleBits and the like. That's right; you don't even have to leave the little guys at home - now you can teach the kiddos about electronics too! Please do be respectful to other makers and bring kids who are an appropriate age or well-behaved enough to keep noise level low.

• Finally, working on your own is of course an option! Maybe you just need a place to escape, some tools to work with, or some like-minded people to bounce questions off of. Feel free to pop in even if group activities aren't your thing :)

Visit us at Hackster.io https://www.hackster.io/live/hackster-dallas-fort-worth

Here are some projects from our members - https://www.hackster.io/lists/hackster-dfw

If you want to learn more about Hackster Live visit https://www.hackster.io/live

You can also visit our Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/HacksterDFW/

Upcoming events (2)

An OpenCV on Android Project for Crash Risk Reduction

John Lindsay was a finalist at the SAE Connected Vehicle Challenge for developing a prototype Android application that uses the OpenCV SDK, along with a companion Bluetooth connected component, that seeks to decrease collision risk. John will present development aspects of the project including: - OpenCV on Android - Constraints and advantages in the mobile environment - Benchmarks, algorithms, and trade-offs - Bluetooth device - Connectivity - An enclosure About the presenter John Lindsay is an Android application developer who has seen one too many crashes.

Global AI Night - Dallas

Dallas Makerspace

The Global AI Night is a free evening event organized by local communities all over the world that are passionate about Artificial Intelligence on the Microsoft Azure. The event takes place on the Tuesday 2nd of April on venues all over the world centrally organized by our HQ in the Netherlands, supported by Microsoft. The event is the perfect balance between quality content, awesome lectures, getting your hands dirty and learn & share with other community members. Dive in and learn how to implement intelligence into your solutions with the Microsoft AI platform, including pre-trained AI services like Cognitive Services and Bot Framework, as well as deep learning tools like Azure Machine Learning, Visual Studio Code Tools for AI, and Cognitive Toolkit. During this AI Night you will get inspired through sessions and get your hands dirty during the workshops. By the end of the night you will be able to infuse AI into your applications. Bring your laptop, we will work on some workshops. Global AI Night Beginner Track Get started quickly with AI with low to no code Creating applications that can see, hear, speak or understand - using Microsoft Cognitive Services (2 hour) In this workshop you will be introduced to the Microsoft Cognitive Services, a range of offerings you can use to infuse intelligence and machine learning into your applications without needing to build the code from scratch. We will cover pre-trained AI APIs, such as computer vision and text analytics, that are accessed by REST. Then look at how you can host these models in containers, giving you the ability to run Cognitive Services offline and on edge devices. Finally we will dive into more Custom AI that uses transfer learning, allowing you to provide a small amount of your own data to train an image classification model. Wrapping the workshop up by building our custom trained AI into an application - using Logic Apps and Power Apps, tools that are ideal for proof of concepts within machine learning Global AI Night Intermediate Track Build, train and deploy your own machine learning and deep learning models Part 1: Build models quickly with automated machine learning (1 hour) Intelligent experiences powered by AI can seem like magic to users. Developing them, however, is cumbersome involving a series of sequential and interconnected decisions along the way that are very time consuming. Algorithm selection, hyper-parameter tuning, feature engineering... so many choices. What if there was an automated service that identifies the best machine learning pipelines for a given problem and dataset? The automated ML capability in Azure Machine Learning service does exactly that. By the end of the workshop you will create a model using automated ML and deploy it. Part 2: Crash course on building and accelerating deep learning solutions (1 hour) Learn the end to end process of building deep learning solutions from experimentation to deployment. We will start by experimenting locally with different model architectures and hyperparameters using PyTorch. Then, we’ll show you how to use Azure Machine Learning service to train models at massive scale in the cloud and seamlessly deploy them into production.

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