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Using Cognitive Services and Mario Kart to Create "Astrology" with Chloe Condon

Chloe Condon is a Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. Before attending Hackbright Academy and making the career switch into tech, she spent her nights and weekends on-stage as a musical theatre actress. She is passionate about bringing folks with non-traditional and creative backgrounds into technical spaces, and loves to find ways to teach and demo technical examples in quirky and humorous ways.

Have you ever wanted to learn more about cognitive services, but donโ€™t know where to start? Then this is the talk for you! Iโ€™ll walk you through how to make your own โ€œastrologyโ€ using images of cosplay characters, and share my story of how I created my own horoscopes with Mario Kart players- watch out for any stray banana peels! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ„โญ๏ธ๐Ÿข๐ŸŒ

Here is a download link to the talk slides (PDF)


This talk will be presented as part of CodeLand:Distributed on July 23. After the talk is streamed as part of the conference, it will be added to this post as a recorded video.

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Brian Bethencourt

don't dare me to cosplay as ludwig because i totally will ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Chloe Condon ๐ŸŽ€

WE NEED THE DATA, BRIAN!! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Kelsey Huse

I choose Toad or Yoshi! Excited to see what this says about me...

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Chloe Condon ๐ŸŽ€

Yaaas Toad & Yoshi ftw! They make some of the best sounds ๐Ÿคช

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Terri Fricker

I never get to pick first, so I never get to be Princess Peach or Yoshi because my kids choose them, so I end up being Luigi. I'm not important enough in the family to choose Mario. Besides, I usually lose.

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Chloe Condon ๐ŸŽ€

hahaha- the sacrifices we make for children. ๐Ÿ˜œ

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shazena

I really love that you showed that there is a link between loving crafts and coding. As someone who loved crafting as a kid, I've found that I kind of see coding as a way to create things in a way more accessible way!

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Chloe Condon ๐ŸŽ€

Yes yes- absolutely!! Check out Jen Looper's DIY Terrarium with CSS project if you like those types of projects ๐ŸŒฑ github.com/jlooper/my-terrarium

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shazena

This is amazing! Thank you so much!

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Shannon Crabill

The concept behind this project is ridiculous but I am 100% here for it! You've inspired me to run with whatever crazy, tweet joke ideas I come up with.

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Chloe Condon ๐ŸŽ€

omg yas!! If that's the main takeaway: mission accomplished! Fun/silly/ridiculous demos ftw! Highly recommend following Danielle Baskin for more content like this! ๐Ÿคฉ twitter.com/djbaskin

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Chris Jarvis

I remember that tweet.

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Chloe Condon ๐ŸŽ€

Full circle! haha

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Terri Fricker

So much fun!

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Chloe Condon ๐ŸŽ€

Yay!! Thanks for watching! ๐Ÿ”ฎ

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Joseph Dubon

This is AWESOME!!!

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Chloe Condon ๐ŸŽ€

Thanks!! I hope it inspires lotsa fun new playful versions of "astrology" ๐Ÿ”ฎ

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Terence

Wario all day

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Chloe Condon ๐ŸŽ€

Ah- I see you are evil, like my boyfriend ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜œ

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Terence

Haha, Wario is just a fun, happy-go-lucky guy. Itโ€™s Waluigi that you have to worry about ๐Ÿ‘€

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Bryant Richards

I stepped away to get a drink, how did we get on cosplay? I'm so here for this. As a staff photographer for several anime conventions I have literally thousands upon thousands of cosplayer photos sitting on a HD I can try this on.

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Chloe Condon ๐ŸŽ€

hahaha- once I discovered that the Microsoft Face API needed human images (vs cartoon) I decided to use cosplay images for my data!

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Chloe Condon ๐ŸŽ€

The video will be posted here soon, so you can check out what ya missed ๐Ÿคฉ

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Linda Thompson

Fun talk, Chloe! Love that this fun tweet turned into it's own site! Had no idea there was a NES.css....need to find some way to play with that sometime!

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Chloe Condon ๐ŸŽ€

SAME! Now I wanna add NES.css to all the things ๐ŸŽฎ

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Joseph Dubon

This is why I am here! So excited for this.

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Chloe Condon ๐ŸŽ€

Oh yay!! I'm so glad- thanks for coming!! ๐Ÿ’•

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Adriana Chavez

my favorites were toad and yoshi

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Chloe Condon ๐ŸŽ€

oooh yes! I'm a Toadette gal myself ๐Ÿ’•

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Brian Bethencourt

shoutout for all my fellow waluigi mains

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Chloe Condon ๐ŸŽ€

lol yaaaaas!!

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Terri Fricker

I like that this ties into your acting. I love actors who are able to just use their face to show a series of emotions that shows what they are thinking without words.

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Chloe Condon ๐ŸŽ€

Absolutely! And there are so many fun ways that facial recognition could be applied to the arts. I hope we get some artistic code newbies watching out there who make more fun/creative projects using cognitive services! Hamilton face app, anyone? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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