Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Content for the Microsoft Build 2018 Session: Seizing the Mixed Reality Revolution – A past, present and future Mixed Reality Partner perspective

Build 2018 is a wrap! I had a blast delivering my breakout session at Microsoft's largest developer conference in Seattle.

The title of my talk was "Seizing the Mixed Reality Revolution – A past, present and future Mixed Reality Partner perspective".
I was told I was the only external, non-Microsoft speaker with a full 45 minute breakout session. What an honor.

The presentation covered best practices we learned while developing for the HoloLens since 2015 and my Top 10 HoloLens Developer Recommendations 2018. I also talked and demoed exciting new things to come with MR + AI showcasing near real-time object recognition running on the HoloLens and leveraging WinML for on-device Deep Learning inference. You can see a video of the demo embedded at the bottom of this post.

A funny anecdote: an attendee was wearing the HoloLens during my talk. I saw the white LED was turned on, so I assumed he was recording my session with the HoloLens. I asked him afterwards what he was doing and he was in-fact live streaming my session to his colleague on the east coast using the new Remote Assist app.

The slide deck can be downloaded here. It's quite large with embedded videos and I recommend to download it.
The WinML object recognition demo source code is here.
The session was recorded and the video is up on YouTube and embedded right below:

After the session I was interviewed by Lucas and we talked about why fast Deep Learning inference with Windows Machine Learning is a key technology. Watch it here:

Finally, here's a video recording of my WinML object recognition demo: