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Recommended Google I/O 2017 viewing

Google I/O 2017 is over. Like previous years, all the sessions have been published on Youtube.
I'd recommend watching all the sessions if you can, located at this link: http://bit.ly/2rnbGTO

Not sure where to start? Here are some of sessions I attended and found worth recommending..

Android Meets TensorFlow: How to Accelerate Your App with AI   http://bit.ly/2rW5LC8 Why:  Good intro to ML, operationalizing for small devices (sorting cucumbers, pruning trees) and just entertaining ! Don't miss the cultural ed at the end.
From Research to Production with TensorFlow Serving http://bit.ly/2r1zWHM Why: Operationalising Machine learning. 
Past, Present and Future of AI / Machine Learning  http://bit.ly/2qUQdjp Why: insightful and latest thinking from thought leaders in AI.
Effective TensorFlow for Non-Experts http://bit.ly/2s16fGl Why: Good intro to ML and TensorFlow
Single Codebase, Two Apps with Flutter and Firebase http://bit.ly/2rn3HpR Why: How to give a tech presentation and demo. Cr…

Improve your command line demos with three simple changes ...

Years ago, at Siebel, I would always set up bookmarks and open multiple browser tabs to make the demo flow smoothly. I never wasted time navigating through screens if I could avoid it. I would also change the default font type and size for any demo I gave. This made the text easier to read on a big screen when the viewer was several feet away. I often had people ask why my version of Siebel looked different - better infact, It told me that, while a font change is subtle - it can make enough of a difference in the demo and the perception of the product overall.

Today, I see a lot of demonstrations carried out from the command line. The same principles can be applied to command line demos - but sadly rarely employed. How many times have you watched a demo where the developer is typing 'cd ../..' when navigating around or you find yourself struggling to read the text in the console window? At one recent demo the developer wasted so much time trying to mess about with his screen …