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Monthly Computer Vision Meetup Roundup #8

This time people gathered at the shared office “Die Manege” for a very Microsoft focused meetup! We had the pleasure to welcome Microsoft Tech Evangelist Rina Ahmed for a very informative talk about all kinds of Cognitive Services APIs her company offers. Afterwards we jumped to the Microsoft HoloLens, started with an intro to the technical specifications and in how to develop on the HoloLens. The highlight was kept until the end: A live demo and the hands-on try out for all attendees!

Thanks to our colleagues from ViewAR, we were equipped with a total of 3 HoloLenses in order to accommodate the enthusiasm of 50 (!) meetup members!

Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs by Rina Ahmed

We were very happy to welcome Rina Ahmed, Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, who gave an intro about Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs. In the intro she covered use cases, possibilities and even showcased a .NET project from a Microsoft hackathon in order to demo, how playing around with the APIs works in practice.

HoloLens Intro + Live Demo by Peter Sperl

The next slot on the agenda focused on the beloved and hyped Microsoft HoloLens. Anyline, in possession of one of the first HoloLens Glasses in Austria, was happy to showcase the technical aspects and let all meetup members try out the awesome holographic interface. Peter, Software Developer at Anyline, was happy to walk everyone through the specs, how to develop on the glasses and then of course through all innovative controls and commands the HoloLens accepts out of the box.

Obviously, we snapped some pictures of everyone trying out the HoloLens!

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The Augmented World Expo Challenge 2016

Augmented World Expo Berlin 2016

Augmented World Expo Berlin 2016

You couldn’t make it to the meetup? Then you didn’t hear about our challenge – Anyline is giving away 1 Ticket to the Augmented World Expo in Berlin! This even includes a flight from Vienna to Berlin and back! You’d like to participate? Check out the terms and happy coding!

Present your product or you company

You have a project or topic you would like to talk about or you know someone, who would like to share his/her experiences and knowledge at our Computer Vision Meetup? Let us know!
It is great to see how our community is growing each month, so if you haven’t already – don’t forget to join our meetup group ! ;)

Please let us know if have suggestions about how we could improve the meetup, happy to hear your feedback!

Also: if you’re a tech company and hiring – we’d be happy to have you in exchange for food or drinks for our wonderful community!


If you have questions, suggestions or feedback on this, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via FacebookTwitter or simply via [email protected]! Cheers!