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I post notes about imaginaries, music, photography, technology, my travels & everything else that comes to my mind. Posts are not necessarily connected to my work.

Creating Machine Learning Models with Create ML at Swift Heroes Digital 2021

Conference Workshop on Machine Learning at Swift Heroes Digital 2021

This year, I hosted a workshop about machine learning together with Giovanni and Tiago  at the Swift Heroes Digital 2021 developer conference in April 2021. It was called “Creating Machine Learning Models with Create ML”. To accommodate the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held in a virtual format. So we joined the event in Milan from Düsseldorf and Napoli to facilitate the workshop and q&a session. Leveraging the unparalleled computing power of latest generation Apple devices, Machine Learning is at the core of […]

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Create with Swift

Create with Swift

In early 2021 I co-created a new website about app development with Swift together with Giovanni Monaco and Tiago Pereira. We named the project “Create with Swift” to spark creative expression through technology: “We are a diverse community of coders and designers, passionately in love with Apple technologies, the Swift programming language and its ability to empower anyone to create and share their ingenuity through code.” Create with Swift As Apple certified Trainers for Apple Development with Swift, we aim […]

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9th International Conference on Information and Education Technology ICIET 2021 Proceedings

Paper on Designing Narratively Driven Learning Activities for Blended Learning Experiences

In March 2021, I attended the 9th International Conference on Information and Education Technology ICIET 2021 hosted by Okayama University in Okayama, Japan. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held in a blended format. I presented a research paper called “Designing Narratively Driven Learning Activities for Blended Learning Experiences” via ZOOM. Abstract: University of Naples Federico II (Italy) conducts a formative software development training program for the Apple technology ecosystem using the Challenge Based Learning (CBL) methodology. To overcome […]

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Electronic Journal of e-Learning 19(2), pp. 59-70

Journal Paper on Emergent Narratives in Remote Learning Experiences for Project Based Education

Building on prior publications of the application of narrative theory on the context of learning experience design, Stefano Perna and I presented recent results of our work in an academic journal, the Electronic Journal of e-Learning (EJEL). The paper is called “Emergent Narratives in Remote Learning Experiences for Project Based Education”. It is an open access journal and the work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. The article was published in April 2021 in Vol 19 No 2. […]

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Alles Neu Land

Developing A Media Streaming App Using SwiftUI In 7 Days

These days, app development has become the web design of the early years of the millennia. Anyone can do it and the entry barrier is lower than ever, especially with Apple’s 2019 release of SwiftUI. It is the latest framework for declarative development of user interfaces on every platform in the Apple technology ecosystem. With the updates presented at WWDC 2020, it felt like a production ready environment for SwiftUI only app development for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV […]

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Universities and Entrepreneurship: Meeting the Educational and Social Challenges: Volume 11

Book Chapter On An Emergent Narrative System to Design Conducive Educational Experiences

In February 2021, a chapter I authored with Stefano Perna was published in the book “Universities and Entrepreneurship: Meeting the Educational and Social Challenges Edition: Volume 11” by Emerald Publishing. Our contribution is chapter 11, named “An Emergent Narrative System to Design Conducive Educational Experiences”. It is based on prior work, using narrative theory and emergent narrative concepts for designing learning experience in active or project based learning environments. Abstract: The authors present concepts developed at University of Naples Federico […]

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19th European Conference on e-Learning ECEL 2020 Proceedings

Paper on Narratively Driven Educational Experiences in Remote Learning Scenarios

In October 2020, I attended the 19th European Conference on e-Learning ECEL 2020 hosted by the University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin, Germany. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held in a remote format. I presented a research paper called “Emergent Narratives in Project Based Software Development Education” via ZOOM. Abstract: The nine months formative education program focussing on software development for the Apple technology ecosystem offered at University of Naples Federico II (Italy) utilises the Challenge Based […]

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COOPH strap with LEICA M10-P White Edition and LEICA NOCTILUX 50mm f/0.95 ASPH.

Seeing in the Dark with the LEICA NOCTILUX-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH.

Advertised as a lens that outperforms the human eye, the LEICA NOCTILUX-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. is considered the best 50mm lens by many. Beyond bokeh worship and any aficionado praise for the romantic, dreamy and surreal look it produces, it is indeed a lens with state-of-the-art optics and unique characteristics. So I was happy to spend some time with lens and see if all the fuzz is for real. “The world’s fastest aspherical lens” Source: Leica Camera AG During a […]

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13th International Conference on Game Based Learning ECGBL 2020 Proceedings

Paper on Emergent Narratives in Project Based Software Development Education

In September 2020, I attended the 13th International Conference on Game Based Learning ECGBL 2020 hosted by the University of Brighton, UK. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held in a remote format. I presented a research paper called “Emergent Narratives in Project Based Software Development Education” via ZOOM. Abstract: The nine months formative education program focussing on software development for the Apple technology ecosystem offered at University of Naples Federico II (Italy) utilises the Challenge Based Learning […]

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