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COVID Survival Kit: Leadership and Engagement

I had the opportunity to interview the CEO of the Milwaukee Tech Hub, talking about leadership in the response to COVID, the tech economy, skilling/re-skilling, and what employers need to know.

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COVID Survival Kit: Demand & Inventory

I interviewed Michael Walton on Demand and Inventory centric to AI, Microsoft tech, business survival and other topics. Great conversation with a great guest talking about helping businesses maximize their opportunity to succeed in a challenging world.

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Building a Simple Smart Restart Bot with Teams & Azure QnA Maker

You’re returning to work and you want to get your Smart Restart off the ground, but you are concerned about a flood of requests hitting your service desk. You want to create something that will provide immediate value but has a low time to implement. We had the same problem and started with a simple […]

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How Tech Can Accelerate Your Start Resmart

To kick off Smart Restart, we welcomed Concurrency's UX Architect Damon Sanchez and Technical Architect Anthony Escobedo where they discussed Power Apps and low-code, no-code options to create meaningful and safe environments for returning to the workplace. Damon explains how infusing empathy and technology can provide comfort and efficiency in the face of uncertainty, while Anthony dives into the real-world examples of applications already being utilized by companies with the help of Concurrency to ensure they're ready to move into their work stations again. 

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Azure Function python ModuleNotFoundError from Visual Studio Code

I was working on creating an Azure Function to download an image from Azure Blob Storage and return certain EXIF values. I had loaded some modules but for some reason they weren’t functioning properly in the Azure Function once deployed. I found out that I needed to update my requriements.txt file via pip (after much […]

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Changing Azure Account in Visual Studio Code

I was using an account in Visual Studio Code to access a certain set of subscriptions I was working against and deploying to. This was prior to getting my pipelines ready, as that was my eventual deployment destination. In the meantime, I needed to change the account and noticed there wasn’t any GUI way to […]

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Executive Summary: Leadership Webinar

Prepare for your company's Smart Restart by ramping up to lead. Milwaukee Tech Hub Coalition's CEO Kathy Henrich shines a light on the real-world problems of the pandemic and provides effective solutions, showcasing how it's important to seek opportunities in the chaos by helping others in the community instead of retreating to the backlines.

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Return JSON from Azure Functions with Python

I was working on an Azure Function for an open source wildlife IoT project and came across a lack of documentation in docs.microsoft.com. I had successfully returned HTTP content from my Azure function, but wasn’t sure how to get it to return JSON so I could interpret it elsewhere. In this case I’m storing latitute […]

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Smart Restart Considerations – Don’t Turtle Shell

I was delivering a webinar recently with Dr. Bob Hall from Launch and we started talking about the two responses to crisis. The first is to hope it goes away and the other is to accept, understand, and respond… seeking a new normal. When many companies talk about “Smart Restart” I think they are hoping […]

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Beer 30: Product Development

This week on this remote episode of Beer 30, I'm joined by Northwestern Mutual Senior Product Manager Kyle Stevens to explore product development.

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