GBTN Spring Newsletter

I know it has been a long time between newsletters when I have to review the past events on our Facebook page to recall all that has happened since last putting fingers to keyboard.  2019 has continued to be a strong year for GBTN with great content and meeting participation.  Thanks to all those that have come out and continue to support GBTN. 

GBTN #15 the introduction of Experience Grey Bruce and Hi Bruce! to the masses.  Mat and Tim Dwyer provided us with a sneak peek into what will be a game changer for tourism in our area.  XPGB and Hi Bruce! will provide people looking to explore that area interactive and tailored vacation ideas using artificial intelligence and virtual reality.    Bonus they are also moving to the area.   Another success story for the AreYouMost campaign!

GBTN #16 our record setting meeting.  30+ people attended and were treated to another sneak peek this time of PrintCast from KP9.  PrintCast promises to be an intuitive and user friendly AR design studio built directly into your browser allowing anyone to add AR elements to print media.  Nothing to install, frictionless, intuitive, putting the power of AR into everyone’s hands hallmarks of KP9’s philosophy.   We also had Joe Shouldice of YES! Crickets stop by.  Those who dared tried his BBQ crickets, I did and they are awesome snacks. 

GBTN #17 squarely putting the T in GBTN with a demonstration of Google cloud deployment technologies from Marc LeBlanc of Arctiq – Intelligent Architecture.  Marc demonstrated how with some quick code a collection of virtual servers in the google cloud environment could be deployed (Kubernetes) and along with some other tools could be used to create a container for your app.  Completing the demo by deploying a simple weather app on top of the just created system. The advantages to this deployment being it can scale to meet the demands automatically.  A robust discussion on the advantages to this and other cloud based topics followed for what proved to be a very informative meeting for all in attendance.

Coming up GBTN #18 will take the show on the road Thursday June 20th at 7pm to Valleykirk Farms a robotic dairy operation just outside Owen Sound.  Please RSVP to this event by email or on the facebook event. 

Cheers, Mike

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