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Industry 4.0: What’s in A Name?

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Internet of Things. Industrial Internet of Things. Industry 4.0. And in China, there’s Manufacturing 2025. If your head’s spinning with all of the jargon rotating around the tech industry, you’re not alone. It’s a lot. The difference between these entities (if any) seems to invite shared confusion across the board. In fact, a single Google…

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Inspiring Kids to Pursue STEM, Through Rocket Building

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

It’s estimated that between 2014 and 2024, the demand for STEM jobs will grow by 17%, but according to one study, only 36% of high school students are truly ready to take a college science course. What’s more, in middle school it has been estimated that 74% of girls express an interest in pursuing a…

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What Machine Learning Means for Manufacturing

What Machine Learning Means for Manufacturing

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

We’re in the fourth industrial revolution, and this time, it’s all about machine learning. Because of the predictive insights it can offer into every stage of production, manufacturing companies are turning to machine learning as the solution to their greatest challenges during daily production–things like operations, efficiency and accuracy. Problems that once took months to…

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How Can Bots Help Businesses Thrive?

How Can Bots Help Businesses Thrive?

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

On Tuesday, February 21st, Pon Arunkumar Ramalingam, a Software Solutions Engineer at Logical Advantage, is hosting a Lunch and Learn on bots. Or, more specifically, on Conquering Conversation Channels for Enterprise Applications Using Bot Services. Which means…what exactly? Let’s start by talking about what exactly a bot is. A bot is software that is designed to automate the kinds…

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Has Technology Changed Love?

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and while everyone else is focusing on conversation hearts and giant stuffed animals, we techies can’t help but ask ourselves: What impact has technology had on love? Has it changed the way we fall in love? What about the way we stay in love? So how, if at…

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How You Can Control Your IoT with Speech Commands from Alexa

Monday, January 16th, 2017

If you’ve ever attended a Logical Advantage Lunch & Learn or a Charlotte IoT event, then you already know Dan Thyer, CTO and Co-Founder of Logical Advantage and extraordinary IoT inventor. On January 24th at 11:30 AM, Dan will be leading a Logical Advantage Lunch & Learn on controlling your IoT with speech commands from Alexa.…

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9 Trends to Watch in 2017

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” -Bill Vaughan A New Year means plenty of new tech trends and innovations coming our way! Here are a few of the trending topics to keep an ear and eye out for in…

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Lunch and Learn: Authentication Using OpenID Connect and OAuth2

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Most modern applications need security. Enter OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0. These two security protocols are designed to meet most modern application security needs. Adding the concept of an authorization server is the recommended architecture. But writing such a “security token service” that implements these protocols from scratch is not an easy task. This talk…

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6 Tech Sectors That Will Grow in 2017

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

It’s an exciting time to be in tech, isn’t it? Who are we kidding—it’s always an exciting time to be in tech. We techies have a luxury that many others don’t in that we get to watch our industry change and grow on a daily basis. With an influx of new platforms and innovations, we’re…

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How All Developers Can Benefit from OpenID Connect & OAuth2

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

On Tuesday, November 15th, Mark Wilson, a Senior Developer at Logical Advantage, is leading a Lunch & Learn titled “Authentication Using OpenID Connect and OAuth2.” In anticipation of the event, we asked him a few questions about the experiences that brought him to where he is today, what participants can expect and more! Logical Advantage:…

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Lunch and Learn: Xamarin

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

In this Lunch and Learn, you will learn the basics of building cross platform apps with Xamarin. Logical Advantage developer, Patrick Graham, will cover the basics of what Xamarin is and how you can get started using it. We’ll touch on a few of the pitfalls and limitations that Patrick quickly encountered when he was…

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Learn the Angles of Angular

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

On Tuesday, October 18th, Clint Guin, a Software Developer at Logical Advantage, will host a Lunch & Learn called Dynamic Page Widgets with Angular 1.x. From 11:20 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., guests will be invited to Logical Advantage where they will explore technologies that Clint used when creating an application with a page editor. We…

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