All courses by Zachary Alexander

  • MD089: Vets also need Workforce50/50

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLast year, we spent a lot of time talking about the services that veterans need to survive in the Gig Economy. The hard truth is that  we found that most US towns and cities were ill prepared to help veterans compete in the Gig Economy. Contingent workforce solutions are […]

  • MD088 Pythons, Pandas and Workforce50/50

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFor the record, using makerspaces to help workers survive in the Gig Economy is no slam dunk. You can’t just open up the doors to the makerspace and say, “Have at it.” Being successful in the Gig Economy often means putting together a portfolio of work experiences that can […]

  • MD087: Looking forward to adding Unity3d ML-Agents

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadNot many people will argue with talk about improving the makerspace experience. Where we could go off the rails is when we add machine learning to our discussion, which is a form of automation. This is understandable because in the past automation has meant the lessening of the member […]

  • MD086: Why Consider ARCore for Makerspace Development?

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode, we will talk about choosing an Augmented Reality (AR) Framework. We will discuss why Google’s ARCore should be considered. Second, we will talk about why innovation decisions are made in round about ways that include looking at Virtual Reality (VR) support for AR guidance. Zachary Alexander […]

  • MD085: Putting the AR into Makerspace Development

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this podcast, we will talk about augmented makerspace development based on software platforms. This discussion will outline two paths. One that is web-based augmented makerspace development while the other game engine based makerspace development. Finally, we’ll discuss how augmented makerspace development benefits everyone from software developers to economic […]