NTR @ Google DevFest Siberia 2019

DevFests are community-led developer events hosted by Google Developer Groups around the globe. GDGs are focused on community building and learning about Google’s technologies. This year GDG DevFest Novosibirsk happened on November 28 – December 1. 

We’ve attended this DevFest previously. Topics included Mobile Development, Modern Web Application Development, Data Science, DevOps, Security and more.

NTR attendees (left to right): Andrey (Programmer), Denis (Programmer), Daria (me) (Marketing).
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Clippings from the Russian Telegram

There are many channels with useful information in Telegram. We all follow some of them. Below are clippings from one popular Russian Telegram channel @temno written by @amoreynis. He highlights startup thematic news and writes startup related posts.

Revenue Dashboard

1. If you do not have a dashboard showing daily revenue you are not concerned about making money.

2. If there is no comparison with revenue from the previous period  or revenue as a percentage of the current plan you are not concerned about growth.

3. If you are not concerned about making money and growing it means you believe in miracles.

4. Miracles are iffy and usually do not happen.

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NTR hosted a machine learning session at the IT City Conference

IT City, the largest regional conference for entrepreneurs, managers and professionals working in information technology, was held September 6-7 in Tomsk, Russia. 

This year NTR hosted a two hour machine learning session. We shared our experience developing recommendation systems, talked about trends and the development of artificial intelligence systems over the past year, and about experiments with an artificial neural network. 

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Recommended Reading: Deep Learning Hardware

Recently our engineers found a useful article they felt worth sharing; A Full Hardware Guide to Deep Learning by Tim Dettmers.

“Deep Learning is very computationally intensive, so you will need a fast CPU with many cores, right? Or is it maybe wasteful to buy a fast CPU? One of the worst things you can do when building a deep learning system is to waste money on hardware that is unnecessary. Here I will guide you step by step through the hardware you will need for a cheap high-performance system.

Over the years, I built a total of 7 different deep learning workstations and despite careful research and reasoning, I made my fair share of mistake in selecting hardware parts. In this guide, I want to share my experience that I gained over the years so that you do not make the same mistakes that I did before.”

Read the rest of this most useful article at Tim’s blog and don’t miss the comments, too!

Tell a friend.

Drone Demo Event Recap by BBL Ventures

Earlier this year the NT Robotics team went to Houston to present our drone at the BBL Labs Energy Tech Accelerator Launch Party & Drone Demo.

Good memories: The demo went fantastically well. The drone took off, flew over and around obstacles, returned to the starting point and landed”. Enjoy watching.

BBL Ventures did a very cool video recap of the event.

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NT Robotics @ Commercial UAV Expo Europe in Amsterdam

NT Robotics, NTR’s drone spin-off, exhibited last week at the Commercial UAV Expo Europe in Amsterdam. It is the leading pan-European trade show and conference for the commercial drone market. It focuses on: Construction, Energy & Utilities, Forestry & Agriculture, Infrastructure & Transportation, Public Safety & Emergency Services, Security Surveying & Mapping.

Commercial UAV Expo Europe 1

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NTR Lab @ Code Fest X in Siberia

Last week NTR’s developers went to Code Fest X, one of the greatest developers gathering in Russia beyond the Urals. It took place in Novosibirsk, the capital city of Siberia. Three thousand developers in one place. That’s a lot of developers! It is the conference everyone in the IT sphere knows as the best conference in our area to attend. It was really useful and worth the time/cost, so we decided to share. We bought live streaming video  of the conference, so the rest of our Tomsk office could watch it.

After the conference we had a Skype meeting to share impressions and experiences. We asked our developers: what have you learned, how can you use it, which speaker’s experience you found useful, what would like to implement?

CodeFest X

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