The Creative Side of Technology #39 - design, development & startup digest

What's inside the #39 issue?

  • Cooperation models - Staff Augmentation vs Project Outsourcing vs Managed Services
  • AI Driven Design - a series of useful e-books. 
  • Django application - a few important tips created by our Expert. 


Staff Augmentation vs Project Outsourcing vs Managed Services - which cooperation model should you choose?

Let’s say you plan on creating a web application or enhancing the design of your website and you find yourself in need of technological support. You are tempted by the advantages of hiring external professionals – many companies have proven that this can be both cost-efficient and time-saving. However, IT outsourcing can take numerous forms and you should take a closer look at all of them before making a final decision.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch

Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2019 launch event has finished, and it gave us three new pieces of hardware. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus were the headline attractions, but Samsung also took the covers off a new Windows laptop in the form of the Galaxy Book S.

The Soul of a Start-Up

There’s an essential, intangible something in start-ups—an energy, a soul. Company founders sense its presence. So do early employees and customers. It inspires people to contribute their talent, money, and enthusiasm and fosters a sense of deep connection and mutual purpose. As long as this spirit persists, engagement is high and start-ups remain agile and innovative, spurring growth.

Amazon scientists improve Alexa’s ability to understand context

Pinpointing the person, place, or thing someone’s referring to in a question has been a longstanding challenge for systems like those underpinning Alexa. One trick often used to solve this reference resolution problem is slot carryover, which employs syntactic context to narrow down the target noun.

Government Leaders And Influencers Are Prioritizing AI

In February of this year President Trump signed an executive order promoting Artificial Intelligence. This order was meant to spur interest, development and regulation of AI. It’s true that the United States is a world leader in artificial intelligence (AI), but this is mostly because of companies in the US, especially the large tech companies that are AI forward.

E-books & Reports

Artificial Intelligence Driven Design

In this Brain food ebook series “AI Driven Design” Joël van Bodegraven Product Designer at Adyen, alongside various guest authors delves deep into how Artificial Intelligence will impact UX design, and how to design meaningful experiences in an era with AI-driven products & services. 

Expert's Point of View

Every time when a new problematic situation arises during developing a Django application, I try to figure out whether this problem has already been solved internally by Django or if there is some third-party package to fix it. Many times Django built-in mechanisms are sufficient, the easiest and are the best choice. From the other side, there are also plenty of situations when using the external library might be a better solution.

Django models: Declaring a list of available choices in the right way
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Marek Stereńczak

Navigate the changing IT landscape

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