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Unleashing Global Community: 5 Lessons Learned From The FoldForCovid.io Project

Reposted from my LinkedIn article with the same title: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/unleashing-global-community-5-lessons-learned-from-project-st-john/?published=t A few weeks ago, foldforcovid.io launched as a community effort to help developers donate their spare compute cycles to researchers studying the COVID-19 virus. FoldForCovid.io relies on the Rosetta@Home distributed research platform produced by the University of Washington Baker Lab. Since launch, more than 3,000+ people have installed the project on their spare single-board computers and laptops in nearly every country in the world. For me, this project captures the essence…

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Remembering Intel Inventor Platforms

If you offered me a job at Intel I would have said “no” because semiconductors seemed, well, boring. That changed when Intel acquired my parent company, Mashery and then introduced the (now defunct) Intel Edison.  I am writing this to remember my time working on ecosystem and community for the Edison and the platforms that followed. The History of the Intel Inventor Platforms The Edison (released in 2014) was a response by Intel to changing…

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The Arm AIOT Summit Recap

Just got back from the Arm AIOT Summit, the 500-developer AI and IoT conference my team has been helping to plan for the last 6+ months. Overall a great event, a lot of hands-on workshops, key developers and technical leaders and a quite amazing turn-out.  The reason we put this event together is that we felt strongly that the number of developer solutions enabling low-power AI on Arm (especially microcontrollers) has been rising dramatically. Google’s…

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