Guest co-host Kim Hansen, CEO of Signl.fm, and Drew Ogryzek open the show with a variety of discussions. They talk about speech to text, the convenience of Google Now, how CES was all about Amazon’s Alexa, and positing that speech to text may revolutionize our communication comparably to how hypertext markup and the world wide web have.
Peter Watkins, who co-founded the BC Developers’ Exchange with David Hume, tells us about the BC Devs Exchange and the upcoming BC Tech Summit on March 14th and 15th. He also touches on some of the BC government’s tech initiatives, including its Housing Data Visualization Project, how to run agile teams in government, the government of BC’s most popular website DriveBC, and releasing their information in an Open 511 API friendly way.
Watch for the upcoming Dev Exchange Discovery Day event on the BC Developer’s exchange events section. And check out the open contest on how data scientists could visualize the housing information for the province, sponsored by the BC Statistics Division.
The Vancouver Tech Podcast is a weekly show focusing on the growing tech industry in the city of Vancouver. Get caught up on the events and meetups around town, startups, new businesses, developers, designers, community programs, and news. Each episode includes an interview with an outstanding member of our community.