Matthias Shapiro

UWP, WPF, XAML, C# and other ancronyms

  • I recently wrote a Medium article as an intro to understanding personal genetics data. The last few months I’ve indulged in a deep dive in my own genetic data, provided to me by 23AndMe. Starting from basically no knowledge …

  • If you’re familiar with the Game of Thrones HBO series, you may know it’s derived from the Song of Ice and Fire books by George RR Martin. There are many remarkable things about the Song of Ice and Fire books …

  • OK, Cory Doctorow, let’s see if this works. I’ve written a chapter on storytelling and information visualization for O’Reilly media to publish in the book Beautiful Visualization. And you can read it for free. I’m making my chapter of …

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Tutorial: Alexa Skills in C# – Deployment

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Note: This is part of a series on writing Alexa Skills in C#, but the Skill setup information is universal & language

Tutorial: Alexa Skills in C# – The Code

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In the last piece, I walked through setting up an AWS account and putting together the policies needed to deploy your code

Tutorial: Alexa Skills in C# – Setup

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The Amazon Echo is amazing and you should have one. Or at least an Amazon Dot, which offers the voice interface of the Echo

Hearthstone Buyer’s Guide – Classic Cards

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This is a guide for anyone who is wondering how best to spend their dust in the Hearthstone with the classic cards. Buying

Hearthstone Buyer’s Guide–Mean Streets of Gadgetzan

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This is a guide for anyone who is wondering how best to spend their dust in the Hearthstone expansion “Mean Streets of

HoloLens Import of SketchUp Models

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Building HoloLens apps is more fun when you have models. I mean… spheres and cubes have their place, but it’s decidedly

Unity Checklist for HoloLens Developers

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Whenever you start a HoloLens project from scratch in Unity, you’ll need to do a couple things to get everything in place

The Business Case for Bots (Using Microsoft Bot Framework)

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I've spent the last month or so playing with the Microsoft Bot Framework & I'm excited and fascinated with the potential

Grid System Guide PNGs

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If you've wandered through the design world for any length of time, you've run into the grid system. It's a system of design

2015 Recap: What I Did (I Think)

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2015 has been a hell of a year. My New Year's Resolution for 2015 was, whatever I worked on, I had to keep pushing