Weekly Tech Roundup for May 17 2019

“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” ― Peter Drucker

“Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people, and to sit down and talk with customers and get their feedback and understand their needs,” Bill Gates told us. Don’t just create a software, ensure it does what it was created to do and never leave the end users out. Check out these technology trends to find what’s moving the world right now.

We also included some snippets from our daily knowledge development sessions, just to give you a little extra knowledge. After all, knowledge is never enough. Take your time and digest every one of them. The world is fast evolving and so should your mind.

Tech Snippets

Feature Selection in ML with Python

Feature Selection is one of the core concepts in machine learning which hugely impacts the performance of your model. The data features that you use to train your machine learning models have a huge influence on the performance you can achieve. Checkout these methods of feature selection. -FAV

Tesla’s RoboTaxi

With self driven cars on the verge of taking over our streets, here is how Elon Musk plans on introducing Tesla Robotaxi to the world. – OS

PC Shortcuts

You will be glad you watched this video and applied it. Check out 15 Amazing Shortcuts you aren’t using yet
This will enable you work or perform task on your PC with ease. – CC

Spotting Phishers

Might not seem to be much but you can never be too safe. Always take note of your address bar especially if it involves inputting your details. Like a speaker said “The best way to spot the fake is to take note of the real page URL before scrolling down.” -G

AutoML & Data Science Skills Shortage

If you are trying to become an experienced data scientist then you had better keep an eye on the potential disruptor of the field, AutoML. Don’t get scared, just stay updated. Some quotes:
“The most exciting possibilities of AutoML is what it can do for domain experts”.
“It is easier to turn a domain expert into a data scientist than it is to turn a data scientist into a domain expert.” – BA

3D Printing: How It Works

You no doubt heard of 3D Printing at this point. The big question is – do you know what makes it tick? Check out this read to get the low down on how it works. – CO

Galaxy Fold Fixes

Last month, Samsung went under fire due to the Galaxy Fold screen damages experienced by a number of users mostly because they failed to communicate to the users not to take off the protective layer on it. They have come up with some fixes for all the issues. – EE

GitHub: Treat or Trick?

Sign of better things to come with github or just another sales trick to get people into trying out their private repo service? But whichever it is, this is a good one for a dev team of 3 members. – G

Life of a Programmer

A Nigerian Programmer tells the story of how he moved from earning 20k Corpers allowee to earning around $4000 monthly as a developer working remotely in about 5 years. It is an interesting and funny read. He even talks about “Lau Lau” spending. Every aspiring developer should read this. – BA

Automation – Solution or Problem?

Will the continuous advancement and non stop development of technology and drive towards automation be more of a solution or a problem? -G

Knowledge Development Sessions

Adobe Photoshop Tools

Photoshop isn’t a new concept but a large percentage of the world can’t use it to its maximum potential. Watch our in-house graphics designer, David, put us through the tools of Adobe Photoshop.

About Weekly Tech Roundup by Bincom Dev Center

You probably already know that Bincom ICT‘s core is Best Use of Technology. This initiative is a compilation of some of the things the people at Bincom Dev Center found interesting during the week in review. Bincom Dev Center is the Training & Development Arm of Bincom ICT. In this weekly publication, You will find various pieces ranging from ideas to trends, to random thoughts. They are here because we found them interesting. We also include some knowledge development pieces and where to get more information about these topic. We aim to publish an edition every Friday at 5:00pm (with exception of Holidays). We are working hard to keep ourselves updated and we think you should too! Time for some Shameless Advertising:

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One more thing, Credits for this edition goes to :

  • Contributors: All_of_us @ Bincom Dev Center
  • Compiled by: Ejiofor Ekene
  • Edited by: Osahon Ohomina
  • Senior Responsibility Officer: Bade Adesemowo

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