Tess Ferrandez-Norlander

Tess Ferrandez-Norlander

Developer

Tess is a developer/data scientist working at Microsoft. Over the past 20 years she has changed the way we do .net debugging, developed a large number of mobile apps. As of a couple of years ago she moved into the world of data science and machine learning working with a lot of the largest companies in Europe and beyond on really tough ML problems.

She has has spoken at lots and lots of conferences around the world on a wide variety of topics including deep .net debugging, UX, web development and Machine Learning. You can also find her on twitter at @TessFerrandez

Current sessions

A developers guide to Machine Learning

Machine Learning is one of the fastest growing areas of computer science. Are you curious about Machine Learning, but think it just seems like too big of a mountain to climb? This talk is a beginners guide to machine learning and data science. We will cover everything from getting and massaging the data to publishing your model. You won't leave an expert data scientist but you will definitely be off to a running start.


Infuse AI into your apps with Cognitive Services

You know that feeling… when Facebook automatically figures out that this is a photo of you and your friend. Or when Outlook understands that you are trying to set up a meeting with your boss just from an email. Or when Pinterest pops up with images that look like the one you just pinned.
You can do that too! You can create User Interfaces that make your customers go WOW!

In this session we’ll look at some cognitive services that you can use right now, and see how they can spice up your applications.
The powers of AI are just a REST API away.


My bot has a personality disorder

With Microsoft Bot Framework it is pretty easy to create a bot. At least the technical aspects are pretty straight forward.  But if you don’t think about UX your bot is likely to adopt some really bad habits. We’ll take a look at some of the most common traps when designing bots and how to deal with them.


A Developers guide to the UX galaxy

Is UX and UI design reserved for people with artistic skills that can "feel" what's right? or is there a more systematic approach we can take?
We will talk about how you can predict, detect and avoid bad UI and UX, using a no-guess system created by Microsoft Research. We will also look at a lot of bad user interfaces so that you can learn from others mistakes and don't have to fall into their traps.


Spice up your conference notes with sketchnotes

Do you write down everything you hear, and then throw away the notes? Missing the whole sessions?

In this session we will look at another way to take notes. A way that makes you listen better, remember the main topics and creates notes you actually want to look at afterwards.

Don't worry, you don't need to have excellent drawing skills... you just need to write semi-legibly and know how to draw a box, a circle and a line.

This will be a sketch-along session for those who want. Bring a pen (or two) and a few blank papers.

This is a session that is best suited early in the conference