The Achievers Mindset
When I tell people that I had 5 startups (yes, see my projects), worked for 2, graduated 1.5 years ago as a Industrial Engineer in Computer Science and straight out of school got hired at one of the largest tech firm, then people are always coming up with the same sentences: "You have too much time", "Geek", "Get a Hobby", "Get a Girlfriend". Well what if I would tell you that this is something easy to achieve? Something that everyone is able to do in life? Would you be interested in learning my story?
Facebook's Open-Source Reinforcement Learning Platform - A Deep Dive
Facebook decided to open-source the platform that they created to solve end-to-end Reinforcement Learning problems at the scale they are working on. So of course I just had to try this ;) Let's go through this together on how they installed it and what you should do to get this working yourself.
Building a Minecraft Puppet Scanner with Event Hub, a NFC 522 Reader and a Raspberry PI
In Belgium we every year celebrate the coming of "Sinterklaas" on the 6th of December, a celebration for children where this mythologic figure delivers presents for all the children that behaved well that year. (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinterklaas for more information). To follow this tradition, many companies hold internal events where children of the employees are invited to participate in all kinds of events. I was asked to participate in one of these events and come up with a workshop for children of all ranges - being divided in 2 groups (the very young ones, and the somewhat older ones).
Big Data, the why, how and what - A thought Process and Architecture
One of the most common questions I get when talking with customers, is how they are able to set up a good big data architecture that will allow them to process all their existing data. With as an ultimate goal to perform advanced analytics and AI on top of it, to extract insights that will allow them to stay relevant in the ever faster evolving world of today.
Getting Tweets of multiple people on Twitter
For a new project of mine, I wanted to get the different tweets of multiple people at once and save those as a CSV and JSON for further processing. But how can we do this easily in just a couple of lines?
Building a real-time streaming dashboard with Spark, Grafana, Chronograf and InfluxDB
When you work with the Internet of Things (IoT) or other real-time data sources, there is one things that keeps bothering you, and that's a real-time visualization dashboard. So in this post, I will explain how you can set up a pipeline that allows you to visualize through 2 popular visualization tools: Chronograf and Grafana.
How-To Visualize Metrics with Grafana and Chronograf by using InfluxDB
Visualizing is an important part of working with data. Here I will walk you step by step on how you can create a working Visualization dashboard with Grafana and Chronograf which queries events through InfluxDB.
Lessons learned after being at Microsoft for 1 year
Today marks my 1st anniversary of working as a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft, and wow what an exciting time it has been! But before I go deeper into my experiences and lessons learned, I first would like to start by thanking some people without whom all of this would never have been possible.
Predicting Instagram Pictures Likes and Comments with .NET Core and ML.NET
For a new fun Project, I wanted to create an Artificial Intelligence model that will allow me to predict the comments and likes of new pictures that a user can post on Instagram based on their own historical data.