In areas of the world devastated by human-made and natural disasters, UNICEF Primero provides a critical tool for government and humanitarian organizations to protect children. An article in Forbes Magazine described the effort in Sulawesi, Indonesia to reunite families affect by the recent earthquake and tsunami.
Author archives: Brad Kain
Tech Talk by Michael Ciociola ⚫ March 7, 2019
Docker is the leading software container platform offering organizations reduced operating costs and increased performance over virtualization technology. Furthermore, Docker lends itself to continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) practics, bridging the gap between development and production. Despite its benefits, Docker containers vary in quality of implementation. In ...
The practice of software engineering experiences intermittent spikes of activity focused on a new technology. In these periods, there is a rush to create new frameworks and tools that will be used to build the next generation of systems. A current interest for organizations that want to connect smart devices ...
Tech Talk by Matt Counts ⚫ April 4, 2018
A project team or organization has many options when selecting an open source content management system, such as WordPress or Drupal, that are optimized for blogs and page-oriented websites. However, are these the best tools to manage datasets? Is there a platform that can better support storing, managing, and visualizing ...
A new client project targets the development of a knowledge management platform focused on modern slavery, forced and child labor. The target users of this system are researchers, policy experts, academics, and staff of government and non-governmental organizations working to address these global challenges. A key objective is to easily ...
Tech Talk by Eli Taft ⚫ Sept. 14, 2017
PDepend is a simple dependency management script written in Python. This tool is useful to a project team working in a programming language or environment that does not have an easy way to share code across multiple applications. PDepend is also useful to any developer who would rather stop pretending ...
Tech Talk by Bill Mitchell ⚫ July 20, 2017
Amazon Alexa is a technology for both voice control and delivery of voice content, and is an increasingly important delivery channel for software. Bill Mitchell describes how Alexa is being integrated into the PublicRelay platform for media monitoring and analytics.
Tech Talk by Jack Miszencin ⚫ July 6, 2017
Google AppMaker enables rapid development of multi-page web apps including a custom data schema and supporting scripts. This development tool and framework allows a developer to easily create apps that follow the Material Design standard; and incorporate user-interface elements, forms, and integration with Google services.
Tech Talk by J. Bradford Kain ⚫ June 9, 2017
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a nascent technology that promises to revolutionize how people and systems interact in daily life. Based on established technologies, IoT is a means of inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings, and other objects embedded with software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity. Although there is ...