Object Detection Demo – Detectron Drone Flight

Neural Networks are getting better and better. Recently Facebook has published “detectron” – an open source software to detect objects and draw segmenation-masks or keypoint annotations around them. Detectron uses a Mask R-CNN architecture and is trained on the MS COCO dataset. It is quite easy to use – you can just start a docker […]

introduction to computer vision with opencv and python

In one of our 20% projects we started developing an autonomous drone with computer vision capabilities. In the following video we are trying to track a person who carries an orange marker object. The drone should be able to detect, focus and follow this person (at least by rotating so that the person is in […]

interactive computer vision drone

We recently started a fun project to build an interactive drone … that has computer vision features that has distance sensors that has audio in and output The drone should be able to navigate inside a room and find persons. It should then fly to the person and take pictures and talk with the person. […]

What is DC/OS

This article is a short introduction to DC/OS and Apache Mesos. DC/OS applies best practices by successful web companies to run distributed Big Data applications. Modern applications need a new kind of infrastructure. Microservice and Big Data Frameworks need to react on varying workloads just in time. Those frameworks are built to scale. With DC/OS […]

Automate interactive shell programs with Python pexpect

Some shell programs expect interactive user input. For example if you spawn a root shell with “su” the program asks your for a password. There is no way to pass this password to “su” as a parameter. Another example is to automate an FTP session: start FTP client, provide user and password, do a couple […]

Learn Django – Chapter 4: Authentication, Forms and more

Previous Chapter Authentication Django comes with a module that handles authentication. Let’s try to use that module so that your users can sign up for your event website. The module already contains basic features like register, login, logout and forget password – so let’s integrate them. Signup Let your users signup for your page. git […]

Learn Django – Chapter 3: Views, Templates and URLs

In Chapter 2, you have learned about the Django model and the admin site. They provide the very basic functions that are the same for almost all projects. Today, we will talk about Django Views, Templates and URLs. They will make you able to customize your project like you need it and to add the […]

Learn Django – Chapter 2: Model and Admin

In the first class you have got familiar with your c9 workspace and created a basic Django project. Now we are going to take a closer look at the Django “model”.   Django Model   The Django model is the “heart” of your Django application. It represents your data in a very clean and clear […]

Learn Django – Chapter 1: Introduction and Basics

Welcome!     In this fast track course you will create an awesome event website using the python framework “Django”. On the Django homepage it is called “The web framework for perfectionists with deadlines”. In this course we will prove that this is very true. This course boils down the Django development cycle to it’s […]

Ansible WordPress Howto – Part 3

In previous posts in this series we discussed the basics for installing the main components of a highly available WordPress application, the application is deployed on a 3-tier infrastructure:     In the last post I installed the the main tools that will be used on the three tiers, so for load balancers I used […]

What is the Best Way to Learn Python in 2016?

Have you recently thought about learning Python – but you didn’t know how to start? Are you in doubt whether Python would be the right choice? Why not Java, or Scala, Ruby, Javascript, PHP, C# or Go? Of course there are a lot of good programming languages out there – and every single one has […]