NDC returned to Sydney this year and SSW TV was there alongside .NET Rocks! to catch all of the action with our Ask Me Anything! sessions.

As usual there were a host of top industry pros talking about various subjects related to software development. This year, SSW TV worked alongside .NET Rocks! to run and entire track of live interviews with some of those speakers after their sessions and talked about a number of topics.

While at NDC in Sydney, Carl and Richard talked to Joe Albahari about using LINQPad to create neural nets from scratch. LINQPad is an interactive development environment for .NET – originally focused on helping you build LINQ expressions. But as Joe explains, it can be used for all sorts of interactive coding experiences – including learning to build neural networks. Joe talks through the fundamentals of neural nets and what it’s like to build neural nets yourself. Even if you move on to more advanced machine learning tooling, learning the fundamentals are useful!

About the speakers

About the speakers

Mr LINQPad

Richard Campbell wrote his first line of code in 1977. His career has spanned the computing industry both on the hardware and software sides, development and operations. He was a co-founder of Strangeloop Networks, acquired by Radware in 2013 and was on the board of directors of Telerik which was acquired by Progress Software in 2014. Today he is a consultant and advisor to a number of successful technology firms and is the founder and chairman of Humanitarian Toolbox (www.htbox.org), a public charity that builds open source software for disaster relief. Richard is also the host of two podcasts: .NET Rocks! (www.dotnetrocks.com) which publishes three shows a week to .NET developers and RunAs Radio (www.runasradio.com) which is a weekly show for IT Professionals.

Carl Franklin is Executive Vice President of App vNext, a software development firm focused on modern methodologies and technologies. Carl is a 20+ year veteran of the software industry, co-host and founder of .NET Rocks!, the first and most widely listened to podcast for .NET developers, aMicrosoft MVP for Kinect for Windows, a MicrosoftRegional Director, and Senior Executive of Pwop Studios, a full-service audio and video production/post production studio located in Southeastern Connecticut.

Joe Albahari is an O'Reilly author and the inventor of LINQPad. He's written seven books on C# and LINQ, including the upcoming "C# 7.0 in a Nutshell". He speaks regularly at conferences and user groups, and has been a C# MVP for nine years running.

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