the missing piece

THE OAK CITY LABS DEVELOPMENT BLOG

the missing piece

THE OAK CITY LABS DEVELOPMENT BLOG

the missing piece

THE OAK CITY LABS APP DEVELOPMENT BLOG

Code can get a little intimidating.
Let’s break it down, 101 style.

The Oak City Labs blog features articles written by our team to help you better understand the world of custom development.

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Computer Vision

Deep Learning and Neural Networks 101

In this post I will explain in relatively simple terms what a neural network is in the context of machine learning. I’ll sprinkle in some machine learning terminology along the way with links to resources you can learn more from. We’ll start with a simple statement: A neural network takes input data and transforms it to a desired output format. It can be trained to do this in a way

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Office

What I’ve Learned After Nearly a Decade as a Project Manager

It’s hard to believe that a few short weeks from now, I’ll be saying goodbye to Oak City Labs and the technology industry as a whole. For the better part of nearly the last decade of my life, I’ve been a project manager in this industry. To close out this chapter, I thought I’d share ten things I’ve learned as a project manager

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Non Technical Overviews

Amazon Cloud 101: Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Today we’re kicking off a series that will tackle the basics of the Cloud – specifically Amazon Cloud. At this point, most everyone knows about the Cloud, but you may not know some of the basics, especially in regards to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The goal is to break down some of the most popular components of AWS in hopes that it

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Office

Preparing Students for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist

At the end of next month, I’ll be hanging up my project manager hat and embarking on a new journey. Over the past year, I’ve been balancing my role here at Oak City Labs with graduate school as I’m pursuing my Master’s of Arts degree in Teaching from Meredith College. Though I’ve spent the better part of the past decade working in the

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Mac

Interface Builder Needs a Swift Upgrade

Swift materialized four years ago at WWDC in June 2014. At the outset, the language was intriguing, but the tooling was…let’s say minimal. Xcode has steadily improved since then — we can even refactor now! But one big chunk of the toolset hasn’t been Swiftified. Interface Builder (IB) stands stoic and steadfast in the face of change.

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Computer Vision

Neural Networks with Structured Data

In my last post I shared how to train an image classifier on your own image using the fastai library. To continue our machine learning journey, we will look today at how to train a model on structured data like that found in a database or a spreadsheet. Specifically, we will look at how to turn a list of categorical and continuous variables into a prediction

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