Modev Blog

What is Modev Exo Summit and why you should attend it?

by Imran Haider

Pick any large scale software product and you will find plenty of content on the tech side of it. But almost none on how people working on it actually work. For example, how they handle Pager or Crisis Management? This knowledge remains in the boardrooms and never gets out. While there are instances where it's hard to share that knowledge because of confidentiality. But more often than not the lessons learned are generic and shareable.

Eclipse Day Message from MoDev Founder Pete Erickson

by Pete Erickson

I felt it important to get a message out to the community during these challenging times when it comes to diversity, inclusion and treatment of those who aren't like us or from other cultures. MoDev is a community founded on inclusivity, support and safety of all we encounter.  

How Deep Learning works?

by Imran Haider

Unlike Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning (DL) is a relatively new term circa 2010. However the underlying technology is not new. Deep Learning is based on Artificial Neural Networks (ANN). Artificial Neural Networks are as old as AI itself. The original idea behind AI was to make computers as smart as human brain. And that's what ANN tries to do by mimicking the brain. The recent hype around DL, especially since 2010, is because the idea seems close to its actual fruition. This dream like scenario is made possible by two recent technological breakthroughs i.e. GPUs and Big Data.

Coding in the Age of Machine Learning

by Imran Haider

Industrial Revolution automated labor work. Information Revolution automated the mental work. Machine Learning Revolution will automate the automation itself. —Pedro Domingos

Machine Learning, Deep Learning and the Hype

by Imran Haider

Artificial Intelligence is an umbrella term and covers everything that makes computers more intelligent. Think of it as electricity. Just like electricity fueled the industrial revolution, AI will fuel the information revolution. Soon we will have a computer inside everything. And hence everything will be prone to some level of AI embedded in it. Machine Learning is one way to make that happen. Another way would be to hand program everything and let evolution take place. That process is tedious and almost impossible. There is a limit to how much code humans can write. Machine Learning (ML) enables computers to write code for themselves.

Design in the age of AI

by Imran Haider

Design is often a misnomer. The kind of cool word that you want to use so people know you are doing important work. Even traditional roles are, sometimes, renamed so the term somehow shows up in them. The word, or field for that matter, was rather obscure before Apple started using it in product intro's. And since then everyone seems to have something to do with it. Which makes talking about the subject rather tricky. So, for the purpose of this article we will divide Design into two categories.

Artificial Intelligence, Where We Are

by Imran Haider

“As soon as it works, no one calls it AI anymore.” —John McCarthy

John McCarthy coined the term Artificial Intelligence in 1956. And he rightly complained about it. The idea of computers getting more powerful than humans is not new. It has been with us since inception of computers itself. Yet, every time computers start to do what one generation considered sci-fi, the next generation takes it everything but AI.

EXO Software Summit: An attendee's perspective with Samir Shah of AARP

by Samir Shah

To say that the EXO Software Summit is the best conference I’ve been to is an understatement. What makes this so great? First, it’s not a conference, it’s a summit with 50 leaders from companies ranging from startups to unicorns. Second, there are no vendors, no sales pitches and there is no pressure among the community. Third, the leaders are there to share and listen. This, together with the great, natural location of Aspen, Colorado makes it such an inspiring, organic, energetic and safe environment.

Modev Announces Developer Evangelist Program

by Kathy Rasmussen

Modev is excited to announce a new service we are calling Evangelists on Demand. This includes the immediate placement of our first full-time Developer Evangelist and several part-time evangelist opportunities. This team will support Modev events including hackathons, workshops and other developer engagement initiatives. The ideal candidates are full-stack developers looking to make a diagonal industry move as an industry evangelist supporting developers across large and small enterprises. Candidates will have a proven ability to quickly learn and be proficient in partner APIs such as the Capital One Fintech APIs, Amazon Alexa API and similar. Must also be available for travel up to about 75% of the time.

Are you our next Head of Marketing?

by Pete Erickson

Modev is excited to announce an immediate opening for a Head of Marketing to take the company to the next level. The ideal candidate has a strong background in B2B marketing, technology marketing, digital marketing and is highly adept at utilizing the latest tools and methods for effective and measurable marketing campaign management.