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Getting starting in the tech industry is a daunting experience. I remember being fresh out of university back in 2012 with big expectations of what the working world would be like. Navigating the industry for the past 9 years has taught me a few key ideas that I feel really helped me steer my career […]

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Android MotionLayout Tutorial – Collapsing View

MotionLayout is a layout class that extends from ConstraintLayout. MotionLayout has all the features of ConstraintLayout. On top of that, it also provides the ability to easily animate changes to your UI, without needing to know much about UI interactions and the Android Animation Frameworks. Take for example this subtle animation of a view being […]

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ConstraintLayout 2.0: ImageFilterView

Whilst browsing through the various examples online with the new ConstraintLayout 2.0, I stumbled upon ImageFilterView. This got my attention immediately and I decided to investigate further. An ImageFilterView allows you to perform some common image filtering techniques on an ImageView, including saturation, contrast, warmth and crossfade.  If you have tried to implement these image filters before, you may have […]

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Building a Custom Machine Learning Model on Android with TensorFlow Lite

Building a custom TensorFlow Lite model sounds really scary. As it turns out, you don’t need to be a Machine Learning or TensorFlow expert to add Machine Learning capabilities to your Android/iOS App.  One of the simplest ways to add Machine Learning capabilities is to use the new ML Kit from Firebase recently announced at […]

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Teaching High School Girls about the Different Careers in Software Engineering

Yesterday I was invited to speak at St. Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls in Pretoria about Software Engineering and the different aspects of my every day job. I was really excited to share my story with them. When I was in High School we didn’t have this kind of opportunity. We had a Career Expo but […]