Nicholas Moore

Web Developer

Takeaways From Google Cloud OnBoard

Back in October, I attended the Google Cloud OnBoard, a free, full-day training event hosted in various cities across the country that provides developers with in-depth training and certification to Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Prior to attending, I already had some experience with the platform: from the always reliable Google Maps and Analytics APIs to a passing curiosity in some of their machine learning tools such as TensorFlow and the Vision API. But to my surprise, I ended up learning ... Read More

Blockchain or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Ledger

Blockchain. If you’re in the tech industry, you’ve probably heard of it. For me, it took the task of presenting its capabilities to Netplus staff earlier this year to bring it to light. And now, partly in thanks to the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon, I’m seeing it pop up everywhere. Of course, I had been hearing about bitcoin for over a year—which is likely blockchain’s most recognizable applications. Beyond the fact that people were making lots of money off of it, I never fully unde... Read More

Takeaways From Google Cloud OnBoard

Back in October, I attended the Google Cloud OnBoard, a free, full-day training event hosted in various cities across the country that provides developers with in-depth training and certification to Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Prior to attending, I already had some experience with the platform: from the always reliable Google Maps and Analytics APIs to a passing curiosity in some of their machine learning tools such as TensorFlow and the Vision API. But to my surprise, I ended up learning ... Read More

Look Who’s Talking: The Rise of Chatbots in Customer Interaction

Every morning, I have a conversation with a polar bear. It’s an admittedly one-sided and sometimes repetitive conversation, but UXDesign’s chatbot is a simple, unique and fun way to keep up with the trends in user experience and design. A small snippet of an exchange. So why should you care? Because 2017 could be the year chatbots become a viable solution for brand communication. In fact, they’ve already started appearing on websites as a simple interface to provide information to users. I... Read More

Bending Reality To Engage Your Customers

When we spoke on whether emerging technologies were hype or an opportunity, one of the trends that skewed more toward opportunity was virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR). According to the Gartner Hype Cycle 2016 report, though still at least five years out from reaching their full potential, these technologies are on the cusp of climbing the plateau to becoming a productive investment. Source: Unsplash Andrew Robles How these trends can be utilized in the advertising space was the focal poin... Read More