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Hi, I'm Henk Boelman

Cloud Advocate at Microsoft
Talk to me about: AI | IoT | Azure | Cognitive Services | Machine Learning | Umbraco

Deep dive into the Face API - Ignite 2019
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Deep dive into the Face API - Ignite 2019

In this session you will learn every detail about the Face API an API that can detect and describe faces found in images, but also can be used for face identification.

Create your first model with Azure Custom Vision and Python
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Create your first model with Azure Custom Vision and Python

In this article I want to share with you how you can create a classification model using the Azure Custom Vision service with the Python SDK.

Create a simpsons classifier with Azure Machine learning Service
Sunday, June 2, 2019

Create a simpsons classifier with Azure Machine learning Service

In this blogpost I want to dive into how you can create a Simpson Classification model from scratch using Azure Machine Learning service.

Intelligent Cloud Conference 2019
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Intelligent Cloud Conference 2019

In this session we take a deep-dive into the DevOps process that comes with Azure Machine Learning service, a cloud service that you can use to track as you build, train, deploy and manage models. We zoom into how the data science process can be made traceable and deploy the model with Azure DevOps to a Kubernetes cluster.

TechDays Finland
Friday, March 1, 2019

TechDays Finland

In this session we do a deep dive into the A.I. stack that Microsoft has to offer. We start with pre-trained Cognitive services like Computer Vision, Anomaly Detection and Speaker recognition. And move on to the more advanced tooling like Machine Learning Studio and Azure Machine Learning Services.

Ignite Tel Aviv
Monday, January 21, 2019

Ignite Tel Aviv

This blogpost contains links to the materials used in my presentations on Ignite Tel Aviv 2019.

Ignite Toronto
Friday, January 11, 2019

Ignite Toronto

This blogpost contains links to the materials used in my presentations on Ignite Toronto 2019.

Custom Vision on the Raspberry Pi (ONNX & Windows IoT)
Saturday, September 8, 2018

Custom Vision on the Raspberry Pi (ONNX & Windows IoT)

Custom vision in the cloud that can be consumed through an API is available now for quite some time, but did you know that you can also export the models you create in the Cloud and run them localy on your desktop or even on a small device like a the Raspberry Pi?

Serverless AI with Custom Vision & Azure Functions
Friday, August 10, 2018

Serverless AI with Custom Vision & Azure Functions

After using the Microsoft Custom Vision API for some time now it was time to explore the possibilities a bit more. I decided to find out if it was possible to run a exported model from the Custom Vision Service in an Azure Function and create Serverless AI

Azure Function x64 dev setup
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Azure Function x64 dev setup

Last week I needed an Azure Function to be compiled for the x64 platform because of a dependency. It was a long google search and a lot of try and fail. Looking back it was actually very very easy. Here a summary of what I did to get it working on my local machine using Visual Studio 2017 on Windows 10

Create an Intelligent Chatbot for Cortana
Monday, July 30, 2018

Create an Intelligent Chatbot for Cortana

Voice interfaces are the new thing around and also Microsoft has brought us Cortana. I have a harman/kardon speaker with Cortana on my desk for quite sometime now and wanted to see how I can create something for this device

Object detection with Microsoft Custom Vision
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Object detection with Microsoft Custom Vision

Last year Custom Vision was released to classify your own objects on images. Yesterday at Build 2018 a new Project Type was added to enable Object Detection in images. In this blog we are going to take a closer look and see what this new feature can do.

Microsoft Machine Learning Studio 101 - A used car price predictor
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Microsoft Machine Learning Studio 101 - A used car price predictor

I have been playing around with Microsoft Cognitive services for some time now, seeing what they are capable of and how easy it is to use them in your applications is stunning. But what is underneath these API's, how can I train my own model and make it available through an API?

Speech to Text in an Azure Function
Monday, April 2, 2018

Speech to Text in an Azure Function

Sometimes it is just easier to record some information instead of typing it. Recordings are great, you can just sit back and listen to them, but sometimes you just want to scan over the text or maybe your environment is not the best for listening to audio. I recently had a case like that and I made an Azure Function that can process spoken text into written text and store this output in an Azure Table.

Beta testing Tendocare.ai in Uganda
Monday, February 26, 2018

Beta testing Tendocare.ai in Uganda

In the beginning of February we went as a team to Uganda to beta-test the tendocare.ai platform. We joined the medical team into the field visiting some remote villages in Uganda and started using the app.

Microsoft Speaker Recognition API
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Microsoft Speaker Recognition API

Gone are the days that only a password is enough protection for your accounts. But who can remember all the different passwords for all the different websites you login to. The time is there to rethink how authenticating can be more secure and a better user experience.

#ChristmasEve sentiment analysis
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

#ChristmasEve sentiment analysis

In this blog we dive into how we can detect the sentiment for a Twitter Hastag. When writing this it is the day before Christmas eve and #ChristmasEve is a trending topic. Perfect to find out if twitter users are positive or negative about Christmas eve.

The tech behind TendoCare.ai
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The tech behind TendoCare.ai

I explained why and in what way I'm building TendoCare. Now lets dive into the technology choices I'm making. A small side note; from this stage anything is still possible yet, but I think it is always good to have a global plan!

There is a new Meetup in town
Sunday, December 17, 2017

There is a new Meetup in town

The first Thursday of every month is Azure Thursday! A new meetup is kicking-off in 2018.

Introducing TendoCare.ai
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Introducing TendoCare.ai

TendoCare.ai is a platform that enables medical workers to be more effective in the field. The platform is powered with AI and redefines the way how we do medical outreach.

Infuse Some AI Into Umbraco
Sunday, December 3, 2017

Infuse Some AI Into Umbraco

With the rise of AI and explosion in intelligence services the need to jump on this track is more relevant than ever. With the computing power of Azure Cloud, Artificial Intelligence is at our fingertips and waiting to be implemented in Umbraco.

Getting your sensor data from a IoT DevKit into Table Storage
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Getting your sensor data from a IoT DevKit into Table Storage

After a 2 month wait my MXCHIP AZ3166 IoT devkit arrived from Seed. The board aimed to be easy to get started with sensor information and send data into the cloud

Data science talks not to be missed at Ignite 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017

Data science talks not to be missed at Ignite 2017

This year I will be joining Ignite 2017 in Orlando. I'm very excited and hope to meet a lot of people and get a boost of inspiration and knowledge. The main reason I'm going is to find out what is new in the world of AI. The aim is to get information about Cognitive Service, Machine learning and bots

Face API – Detection 101
Monday, September 4, 2017

Face API – Detection 101

In this post we dive into the Face API, part of the Microsoft Cognitive services landscape. We will go through the most basic setup and create a simple Azure function.

My first Windows IOT project
Friday, August 25, 2017

My first Windows IOT project

Yesterday I posted my first Windows IOT project on Hackster.io named the SmileBackPi. The SmileBackPi is a simple Windows 10 IOT solution implementing the Microsoft Cognitive Services API to reflect the emotion/mood of a group.

Getting started with gestures and Project Prague
Monday, August 14, 2017

Getting started with gestures and Project Prague

Microsoft recently opened up a new group of cognitive services that are still in the experimental stage. A great opportunity to get a look in the kitchen and see what Microsoft is up to and gain some experience with these…

Recognizing things with the Custom Vision Service
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Recognizing things with the Custom Vision Service

At Build 2017 Microsoft demonstrated the Custom Vision Service. This extremely cool service enables you to identify your own objects and things in images. It is easy, just upload a set of 6 to 12 images, hit the train button…

Microsoft //Build 2017 - Vlog
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Microsoft //Build 2017 - Vlog

May 2017 I went with my colleague Daniel van der Starre to Microsoft Build 2017 in Seattle. Build is a 3 day conference hosted by Microsoft to inform developers about what is going on in developers world at Microsoft. During…

Inspiring session from Build 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Inspiring session from Build 2017

An overview of some inspiring sessions about Cognitive Services from Build 2017...

VSTS Task to set App Settings during deploy
Thursday, April 20, 2017

VSTS Task to set App Settings during deploy

I've created a task that allows you to set App Settings of a Azure App Service in a simple key value based task. Just add a key='value' in a textbox and the script will set the app setting. Recently…

Cognitive Services @ Code & Comedy Ordina
Friday, February 17, 2017

Cognitive Services @ Code & Comedy Ordina

Code and Comedy is Ordina's yearly event. Mixing technical talks and standup comedy make this a event one of kind. During the event I gave a small breakout session about the power of the Microsoft Cognitive Services. Slides Code A…

Azure Search, The basics
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Azure Search, The basics

Adding search to a website is always a bit tricky and takes a lot of time to implement correctly. Azure Search and the Azure Search Library makes adding search capability to a website or application a lot easier. Azure Search…

Automatically Shutdown VM's in Azure using a RunBook
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Automatically Shutdown VM's in Azure using a RunBook

Running VM's can be expensive especially when you don't use them. With this code sample for a RunBook you can make sure that your VM is shutdown at a specified time. Resource Manager Classic…