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Introducing HP VR Spatial Audio
Omnicept 5 May 2021
Introducing HP VR Spatial Audio
Author : tico.ballagas
With the launch of the HP Omnicept SDK, HP introduces VR Spatial Audio, which gives VR applications an immersive sound environment. Users perceive sound sources to originate from their relative position in the virtual environment. A Machine Learning approach provides a more realistic audio experience.
Introducing HP VR Spatial Audio
XR 5 May 2021
Introducing HP VR Spatial Audio
Author : tico.ballagas
With the launch of the HP Omnicept SDK, HP introduces VR Spatial Audio, which gives VR applications an immersive sound environment. Users perceive sound sources to originate from their relative position in the virtual environment. A Machine Learning approach provides a more realistic audio experience.
HP Omnicept Cognitive Load Dataset is live!
Omnicept 3 May 2021
HP Omnicept Cognitive Load Dataset is live!
Author : erika.siegel
You are invited to familiarize yourself with the methods and dataset used in creating the HP Labs Omnicept cognitive load inference engine.   Start with the link below for the ReadMe which will give an overview of the experiment, procedure and the data descriptions.  You must login or create an HP ID to download the data set.
HP Omnicept Cognitive Load Dataset is live!
XR 3 May 2021
HP Omnicept Cognitive Load Dataset is live!
Author : erika.siegel
You are invited to familiarize yourself with the methods and dataset used in creating the HP Labs Omnicept cognitive load inference engine.   Start with the link below for the ReadMe which will give an overview of the experiment, procedure and the data descriptions.  You must login or create an HP ID to download the data set.
Top 10 HP Transformation Tech Videos of 2020
Developer Program 20 Dec 2020
Top 10 HP Transformation Tech Videos of 2020
Author : warren.volkmann1
In 2020 news of HP’s digital transformation was buried under an avalanche of dramatic headlines. Nevertheless, quiet transformation stories abound. You just need to know where to look. Here is the Dev Portal's slate of Top 10 videos that show the digital transformation in action. From Chandrakant Patel's pencil sketches of a Tesla to illustrate what he calls a "cyber-physical" world, to Maria Lohan and Florian Hihai, who show that Marketing can pull its weight with DevOps.
DevOps scores big with first virtual summit. Watch the videos.
Developer Program 17 Nov 2020
DevOps scores big with first virtual summit. Watch the videos.
Author : warren.volkmann1
When the pandemic canceled their third global DevOps Summit, organizers adapted and took the event virtual. They transformed a 3-day face-to-face gathering into a series of half-day Zoom presentations spread over two weeks. Keynotes speakers from outside HP rounded out presentations by HP Software Counsel members and DevOps leaders who want to close gaps between software development (Dev) and software operations (Ops). 
Secure BIOS with HP Sure Admin and CMSL - (Upd 2/9/2021)
HP Client Management 11 Nov 2020
Secure BIOS with HP Sure Admin and CMSL - (Upd 2/9/2021)
Author : dan.felman
In order to provide a more secure access to the BIOS, HP introduced Sure Admin on commercial systems. HP Sure admin depends on a cryptographically secure infrastructure, the Secure Platform Management (SPM), previously released in the BIOS to support features such as HP Sure Run and Sure Recover. 
Not coding makes me cranky (Fight for the right to code)
Epic Stories 10 Nov 2020
Not coding makes me cranky (Fight for the right to code)
Author : melanie.robertson
HP Software Engineer Melanie Robertson got so tired of being interrupted while she was coding that she decided to do something about it.
Paper - the Rodney Dangerfield of media
Print Fundamentals for Developers 6 Nov 2020
Paper - the Rodney Dangerfield of media
Author : TheSkipper
Value of print - In a world where screen media gets all the buzz, paper can lament, "I don't get no respect." Everyone says, "Paper is going away." Yet a steady 100 million printers sell every year. What can you do with a worldwide installed base of about half a billion printers?
SW in a HW company - Bob Taylor's parting thoughts
Developer Program 30 Sep 2020
SW in a HW company - Bob Taylor's parting thoughts
Author : warren.volkmann1
After 32 years in HP, Robert "Bob" Taylor, Distinguished Technogist and Systems Architect, is leaving HP. But before he turned in his laptop and accepted his Gold Badge, Bob put down his best advice for HP's success in an increasingly cloud-connected world. His insights are simple, yet insightful, pointing out that HP's hardware-oriented mindset will make things complicated for cloud-connected "cyber-physical" devices. And do we really need firmware?
Omnicept AI: Data Privacy and Security
XR 30 Sep 2020
Omnicept AI: Data Privacy and Security
Author : erika.siegel
As an experimental psychologist, I spent more than a decade learning the art and science of collecting (and protecting) data from human subjects. In fact, one of the things that distinguishes experimental psychology from other experimental sciences like chemistry or biology is the extra level of care and training that is required to ethically collect and responsibly maintain personal, private,
Omnicept AI: Data Privacy and Security
Omnicept 30 Sep 2020
Omnicept AI: Data Privacy and Security
Author : erika.siegel
As an experimental psychologist, I spent more than a decade learning the art and science of collecting (and protecting) data from human subjects. In fact, one of the things that distinguishes experimental psychology from other experimental sciences like chemistry or biology is the extra level of care and training that is required to ethically collect and responsibly maintain personal, private,
Remediating BIOS updates with Microsoft Endpoint Manager Proactive Remediation and HP Client Management Script Library (HPCMSL)
HP Client Management 29 Sep 2020
Remediating BIOS updates with Microsoft Endpoint Manager Proactive Remediation and HP Client Management Script Library (HPCMSL)
Author : txvalp
Find out how to keep your system BIOS up to date using Microsoft Endpoint Manager Proactive Remediation and HP Client Management Script Library.  
Managing battery health settings with  Microsoft Endpoint Manager and HP Client Management Script Library (HPCMSL)
HP Client Management 24 Sep 2020
Managing battery health settings with Microsoft Endpoint Manager and HP Client Management Script Library (HPCMSL)
Author : txvalp
Find out how easy it is to manage battery health with Microsoft Endpoint Manager Proactive Remediation and  HP Client Management Script Library (HPCMSL)  
Deploying HP Client Management Script Library (HPCMSL) with Microsoft Endpoint Manager
HP Client Management 24 Sep 2020
Deploying HP Client Management Script Library (HPCMSL) with Microsoft Endpoint Manager
Author : txvalp
Learn how to deploy HP Client Management Script Library (HPCMSL) via Microsoft Endpoint Manager
HP Labs:  Cognitive Load
XR 28 Aug 2020
HP Labs: Cognitive Load
Author : erika.siegel
The HP Omnicept VR platform is a ground-breaking collaboration between HP’s VR software team and scientists at HP labs. Driven by research in neuroscience, psychology, and affective computing, Omnicept VR combines physiological sensing with cutting edge machine learning to create human-centered, AI solutions. HP Ominicept VR will help individuals and teams better understand their users, predict
Improving Battery Health with Battery Health Manager (Upd 10/12/2020)
HP Client Management 21 Aug 2020
Improving Battery Health with Battery Health Manager (Upd 10/12/2020)
Author : dan.felman
The combination of a remote workforce with Work From Home (WFM) needs in the age of Covid-19, and mobile users now utilizing their notebooks always plugged in, increases the likelyhood of battery damage. Based on HP testing and with the help of technology built on commercial laptops, HP has developed unique algorithms that can help remediate and lower the incidence of battery fai
HP Client Management Script Library 1.5 released
HP Client Management 22 Jul 2020
HP Client Management Script Library 1.5 released
Author : txvalp
Version 1.5 of the HP Client Management Script Library has been released.  
Automating Maintenance of HP Image Assistant Repositories (Upd 2/19/2021)
HP Client Management 21 Jul 2020
Automating Maintenance of HP Image Assistant Repositories (Upd 2/19/2021)
Author : dan.felman
HP Image Assistant can install/update drivers and other components from an offline repository that has been populated with Softpaqs for HP supported business systems. A Repository folder, if to be used by HPIA, requires to be configured correctly. Configuring can be done with HP's Client Management Software Library. This blog highlights a Powershell script that helps automate the creation and m
HP UWP Application Pack Deployment in a Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager OS Deployment Task
HP Client Management 23 Jun 2020
HP UWP Application Pack Deployment in a Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager OS Deployment Task
Author : nkofahl
With the move to the DCHU driver model many of the typical tray applications have migrated to a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) application. These applications are typically installed from the Windows Store into a specific user profile. However, in environments where the Windows Store is blocked or IT needs to deploy these applications as part of a bare metal OS deployment task, a different in
Optimized Windows Power Profiles with HP System Default Settings
HP Client Management 4 Jun 2020
Optimized Windows Power Profiles with HP System Default Settings
Author : dan.felman
Modern Standby: Why HP System Default Settings The HP System Default Settings Softpaq was developed to optimize settings and battery utilization on HP systems. HP recommends the Softpaq be installed on all supported mobile platforms, with and without Modern Standby support. According to Microsoft -
Packaging UWP drivers for deployment in MEMCM
HP Client Management 30 Apr 2020
Packaging UWP drivers for deployment in MEMCM
Author : dan.felman
Installing Driver Appx packages during MEMCM/OSD 4/30/2020 The implementation of the UWP driver model by Microsoft imposes restrictions on how a complete driver package can be deployed when a PC is (re)imaged. Drivers with a control UWP application are split between the hardware-enabling driver and an appx package, typically installed with DISM. Ev
How to use Anchore Inline Image Scanning
Epic Stories 22 Apr 2020
How to use Anchore Inline Image Scanning
Author : toul.deguia-cranmer
Anchore is a tool that scans Docker images for common vulnerabilities and not so common vulnerabilities if you purchase the paid version. However, the free version is useful and should still be used on your team to avoid the common vulnerabilities.Thankfully, the Anchore team is nice enough to have created an entire shell script to both install the Anchore Database locally and run the Anchore CLI all in one line.
Using HP Image Assistant for driver updates in MEMCM
HP Client Management 20 Apr 2020
Using HP Image Assistant for driver updates in MEMCM
Author : dan.felman
HP Image Assistant (HPIA) has become a useful tool for IT shops helping to automate the deployment and updating of PCs in an Enterprise. HPIA can be used to (not-including capabilities such as, quick access to Readme and CVA files, Advisories and Bulletins, etc.): Update any and/or all HP deliverables to a supported platform Create new, platform-specific driver pack
Driver injection with HP Image Assistant and HP CMSL in MEM CM (upd. 4/27/2021)
HP Client Management 12 Apr 2020
Driver injection with HP Image Assistant and HP CMSL in MEM CM (upd. 4/27/2021)
Author : dan.felman
HP Image Assistant (since version 4.5.4) and the HP Client Management Script Library (since version 1.4.0) can team up to deliver intelligent and efficient installation of HP drivers, bios, and other HP software in a Microsoft Endpoint Management Configuration Manager (MEMCM), or other similar management environments. Recently added features support the ability for the CMSL to create and mainta
HP Client Management Script Library 1.4.3 - and a security bulletin PSA
HP Client Management 11 Mar 2020
HP Client Management Script Library 1.4.3 - and a security bulletin PSA
Author : txvalp
Read what's new in HP Client Management Script Library v1.4.3 (hint, just bug fixes) and also an important note about addressing potential issues caused by a recent security bulletin.  
Provisioning and Configuring HP Sure Recover with HP Client Management Script Library
HP Client Management 18 Feb 2020
Provisioning and Configuring HP Sure Recover with HP Client Management Script Library
Author : txvalp
Learn how to provision HP Sure Recover with the HP Client Management Script Library.  
Scripting the Download and use of HP DriverPacks in MEMCM
HP Client Management 14 Feb 2020
Scripting the Download and use of HP DriverPacks in MEMCM
Author : dan.felman
Managing Driver Packs as Software in a MEMCM environment A useful method for managing driver packs under Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (CM) was described by GaryTown.com in his blog: https://garytown.com/hp-driver-packs-download-cm-import-via-powershell. The goal is to help IT organiza
HP Secure Platform Management with the HP Client Management Script Library
HP Client Management 12 Feb 2020
HP Secure Platform Management with the HP Client Management Script Library
Author : txvalp
Learn how to configure the HP Secure Platform with the HP Client Management Script.  
HP Client Management Script Library 1.4 released
HP Client Management 12 Feb 2020
HP Client Management Script Library 1.4 released
Author : txvalp
Check it out, HP Client Management Script LIbrary 1.4 has been released.
Preserving the original Print Developers Community
Print Fundamentals for Developers 1 Jan 2020
Preserving the original Print Developers Community
Author : william.hertling
Join the HP Developers Portal team in giving a salute to the first website dedicated to Print Developers:  www.print-dev.com. The new HP Developers portal has saved the best of print-dev.com com and will carry forward Will Hertling's vision of developers sharing their best code for printing from mobile, web, and PCs.
Adding Elasticsearch to legacy applications using Logstash
Epic Stories 1 Jan 2020
Adding Elasticsearch to legacy applications using Logstash
Author : Shriram_Untawale
Elasticsearch can store, scale, search and analyze humongous amounts of data in near real time. It is usually used in applications that have complex search features. But it can also be used to retrofit legacy apps that lack heavy duty search. You can add search to a legacy app running on a MySQL database by bringing up Elasticsearch as a secondary data store to handle the search load. The relational database remains the single source of truth while Elasticsearch rips through searches, giving a legacy database value that it never had before.
How to use Regex expressions when working with AWS WAF CloudFormation template
Epic Stories 4 Dec 2019
How to use Regex expressions when working with AWS WAF CloudFormation template
Author : toul.deguia-cranmer
In the summer of 2019, AWS announced support for using Regex Expressions for their WAF CloudFormation Templates. However, at introduction, no one had figured it out from a solely CloudFormation solution. In this post Toul DeGuia-Cranmer explains what can (and cannot) be done through editing the CloudFormation WAF template.
HP Client Management Script Library 1.3 released
HP Client Management 19 Nov 2019
HP Client Management Script Library 1.3 released
Author : txvalp
Announcing HP Client Management Script Library 1.3.0. Please read on for what is new in this release.    
Dev Hub Tech Talk: Google's Flutter codebase is not fluff
Developer Program 22 Oct 2019
Dev Hub Tech Talk: Google's Flutter codebase is not fluff
Author : damon.kaswell
At the HP Developer Program, our full-stack codemeister, Damon Kaswell, is practically a-twitter about Flutter. Though not yet a full-fledged expert, Damon has become our resident Flutter evangelist, quick to crow about a growing flock of features and ravin' about its ability to compile across platforms, though by some measures it can't outfly Swift.
Softwhere? Find yourself in the Dev Portal pie.
Developer Program 3 Oct 2019
Softwhere? Find yourself in the Dev Portal pie.
Author : TheSkipper
Software coders of HP! Who are we? How great is our tribe? Where do we live? What is our work? Here at the Developer Program, these are not rhetorical questions. We really want to know, so we fed all of our 4,000+ registered HP users into an HR database, and this is what we discovered. If you have ever registered on our Developers Portal, you can find yourself represented in these charts.
Making authorization easier for developers. Weaving the "AuthZ fabric."
Developer Program 1 Oct 2019
Making authorization easier for developers. Weaving the "AuthZ fabric."
Author : krishna.prasad.muraleedharan.pillai
Every developer using APIs faces “Auth” hurdles. First comes Authentication (“AuthN” in developer speak), which verifies a user’s identity. Once over the identity hurdle, the next gate to clear is Authorization (“AuthZ”). However, HP has half a dozen competing authorization systems. The Developer Program wants to make things easier for developers. The proliferation of authorization standards and system in use across HP today is one of the main hurdles we are working to remove.
Watch AuthZ policy webinar and go to Access Control workshop
Developer Program 25 Sep 2019
Watch AuthZ policy webinar and go to Access Control workshop
Author : TheSkipper
“HP is trying to deal with the ever-growing complexity of who can access what, when and from where. This challenge has reached a whole new level as businesses expand and merge their boundaries and support new regions. Role-based access controls can’t keep up.” In a webcast video, the Common Web Platform (CWP) team brings HP developers up to speed on emerging authorization policies. A workshop on Oct. 9, 2019 at the HP Vancouver site will hammer out a strategy. 
HP CodeWay aims to create CI/CD pipeline service for all of HP
Developer Program 13 Sep 2019
HP CodeWay aims to create CI/CD pipeline service for all of HP
Author : TheSkipper
A team of DevOps software engineers is leading a “grassroots” effort to build a shared CI/CD pipeline service that encapsulates best practices and security tooling for all HP software teams. They named their cause HP CodeWay.  CodeWay’s goal is to offer a centralized, standardized, but non-bureaucratic pipeline service that will free up those people to spend more time adding features to their products. A company-wide check uncovered almost 50 pipeline services – each with its own set of people maintaining their unique solution. CodeWay intends to free teams from having to maintain their own pipeline.
Software community rallies to GitHub Enterprise
Developer Program 4 Sep 2019
Software community rallies to GitHub Enterprise
Author : TheSkipper
For legions of open source developers, Octocat is familiar as the mascot of GitHub, a SaaS platform for Source Code Management that lets a developer collaborate through code. To give its developers the most popular tools, HP IT licenses the corporate version of GitHub – called GitHub Enterprise (GHE). Greg Harriett invites you to join the HP GitHub community on Yammer.
Cloud Security for novices (who are no dummies)
Epic Stories 25 Jul 2019
Cloud Security for novices (who are no dummies)
Author : shakti.ashirvad
I recently took on the role of Cloud Security advocate for HP's Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) team. I saw first-hand that preparing a team to be interested in security is a daunting task, especially when the team’s imperative is to deliver software fast. Here are some simple steps that you can follow to get your team engaged.
How to Add OWASP 10 to a Load Balancer for Kubernetes Clusters and EC2 Instances
Developer Program 2 Jul 2019
How to Add OWASP 10 to a Load Balancer for Kubernetes Clusters and EC2 Instances
Author : toul.deguia-cranmer
The full title of this post should have been "How to Add OWASP 10 Web Application Firewall to an Application Load Balancer for Kubernetes Clusters and EC2 Instances in Amazon Web Services." But that was a little much to take in all at once. So let's unpack it a bit to show you how to fortify your clusters and instances against the most common cyber attacks.
PrintOS Device APIs: A Short Introduction
PrintOS 27 Jun 2019
PrintOS Device APIs: A Short Introduction
Author : TheSkipper
HP PrintOS is a cloud-based system that connects HP's Graphics devices. In this short, introductory video, Dave, our PrintOS architect, shows how device manufacturers can connect their devices to PrintOS and send real-time status.
New Software Framework or Off-the-shelf Framework?
Developer Program 17 Jun 2019
New Software Framework or Off-the-shelf Framework?
Author : asaf.amran
The question of which is better – building a new software framework or utilizing an off-the-shelf one – always leads to an endless argument. Both parties will try to prove why their side of the argument is right.
How to add security to a kops provisioned Kubernetes cluster in AWS
Epic Stories 17 Jun 2019
How to add security to a kops provisioned Kubernetes cluster in AWS
Author : toul.deguia-cranmer
Kops is a popular open source tool that makes it easier to provision and deploy Kubernetes clusters in Cloud Service Providers. However, Kops probably cannot achieve a one-size-fits-all security solution. Use of kops may vary, so you should be aware of default security choices and know how to configure the security to your needs. In this article I'll show you how to run kube-bench against a kops provisioned cluster and how to change the cluster spec to add additional security to the provisioned k8s cluster.
Automating MDT Drivers with The HP Client Management Script Library
HP Client Management 10 Jun 2019
Automating MDT Drivers with The HP Client Management Script Library
Author : nkofahl
Learn how to leverage the HP Client Management Script Library to automate driver management and injection for a Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) Deployment Share 
Don't let your "data lake" turn into a swamp
Epic Stories 10 Jun 2019
Don't let your "data lake" turn into a swamp
Author : gaurav.roy
The world is awash in data. It is overflowing data centers and pooling into data lakes. There is a tendency to dump everything into the lake – device data, usage data, financial data. As homes get smarter - we may soon put everything, even the kitchen sink data, into our data repositories.  A data lake can quickly become enormous, but if it is all unstructured, it isn’t a lake. It’s a swamp. Cloud Software R&D Director Gaurav Roy explains how HP is keeping its data lakes clean to enable Artificial Intelligence implementations.
Extracting platform to softpaq mapping from security bulletins
HP Client Management 22 May 2019
Extracting platform to softpaq mapping from security bulletins
Author : txvalp
Second post in the Zombieload Special series. In this post, we consider an alternate way of working with security bulletins and the HP Client Management Script Library.
Processing security bulletins with the HP Client Management Script Library
HP Client Management 19 May 2019
Processing security bulletins with the HP Client Management Script Library
Author : txvalp
This the inaugural post in a Zombieload Special series. Here's how you can leverage the HP Client Management Script Library and a little bit of your own PowerShell magic to quickly identify whether your platform needs a softpaq mentioned in a security bulletin.
"Alexa...turn off the garage door!"
Epic Stories 16 May 2019
"Alexa...turn off the garage door!"
Author : fongck
Have you ever laid in bed at night and realized the garage door was wide open? HP Tech Lead C.K. Fong decided he should be able to control his garage door using Alexa for far less than the cost of commercial voice controllers. So as a software R&D engineer who likes to automate his house, he used a Wemos D1 Mini microcontroller, similar to the popular Arduino Uno, to trick Alexa into thinking the garage door was a light bulb. "Alexa...turn off the garage door."
How to "build a better mousetrap" by adding a wireless camera
Epic Stories 16 May 2019
How to "build a better mousetrap" by adding a wireless camera
Author : fongck
One of the oldest axioms about innovation states, "Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door." HP developer C.K. Fong shows how he reinvented the trap by adding a remote control IP camera, a mobile app, and automatic email alerts.
Couple's counseling for pair programmers - working out how to work together
Epic Stories 1 May 2019
Couple's counseling for pair programmers - working out how to work together
Author : william.hertling
Ah, the drama of pair programming! Arguing over what needs to be done. Fighting over how to do it. Bickering over coding style or test completeness. Will Hertling offers some do-it-yourself couple's counseling for paired programmers.
How to Create Human-Friendly Shortened URLs
Epic Stories 28 Apr 2019
How to Create Human-Friendly Shortened URLs
Author : william.hertling
Humans have great difficulty reading and transcribing shortened URLs that contain a random assortment of numbers and letters in upper and lower case. To give users URLs that are easy to type and transcribe, avoid switching keyboards and types of characters more than once, use a separator character to create subgroups, and eliminate ambiguous characters. Human-friendly URLs are ideal for printed materials and anywhere shortened URLs are needed.
HP INTERNAL: 3D developer Will Hertling spoke at 71st World Affairs Conference
Developer Program 24 Apr 2019
HP INTERNAL: 3D developer Will Hertling spoke at 71st World Affairs Conference
Author : william.hertling
Will Hertling, a 3D printing developer for HP Inc. and an accomplished science fiction author, delivered a message of technological disruption to the 71st annual Conference on World Affairs in Boulder, Colo., in early April 2019. In nine different panel discussions, Hertling spoke about the promise and perils of technological innovations in social networking and Artificial Intelligence. This HP Internal version includes Will's observations about other companies and recommendations for HP going forward.
HP 3D developer Will Hertling speaks at 71st World Affairs Conference
Epic Stories 23 Apr 2019
HP 3D developer Will Hertling speaks at 71st World Affairs Conference
Author : william.hertling
In early April 2019, Will Hertling, a 3D printing developer for HP Inc. and an accomplished science fiction author, delivered a message of technological disruption to the 71st annual Conference on World Affairs in Boulder, Colo. In nine panel discussions, Hertling spoke about the promise and perils of technological innovations in social networking and Artificial Intelligence.
Using the Warranty API with cURL
HP Product Warranty 21 Apr 2019
Using the Warranty API with cURL
Author : damon.kaswell
A brief how-to for interacting with the Product Warranty API using the cURL command line tool.
Docker Bench for Security - Container Hardening and Auditing Host Security
Epic Stories 17 Apr 2019
Docker Bench for Security - Container Hardening and Auditing Host Security
Author : toul.deguia-cranmer
Docker is now all the rage in the field of containerization and as a consequence is a target for attack. Although Docker does have some security defaults set right out of the box, those defenses may not be enough to prevent attacks. This article explains how to use Docker Bench for Security to tweak Docker settings in keeping with recognized best practices.
Cut-and-paste Software Development: Learning through Lazy Mimicry
Epic Stories 19 Mar 2019
Cut-and-paste Software Development: Learning through Lazy Mimicry
Author : william.hertling
HP Developer and science fiction writer Will Hertling has been watching how new people on his team pick up software development -- specifically Ruby/Rails. He sees two markedly different approaches, which he calls Surface Learning and Deep Learning. Both have their place.
International Women's Day: Margaret Hamilton - our favorite coder
Epic Stories 7 Mar 2019
International Women's Day: Margaret Hamilton - our favorite coder
Author : TheSkipper
March 8 is International Women’s Day, and HP is going the extra mile by stretching the day into an entire week of activities. Here at the HP Developers Program, we asked ourselves, “Who is our all-time favorite woman software developer?” The answer came back Margaret H. Hamilton, former NASA software lead for the Apollo space program.
When NOT to use microservices and test-driven development
Epic Stories 24 Jan 2019
When NOT to use microservices and test-driven development
Author : william.hertling
Most web service are built on a microservices architecture with test-driven development. That makes sense for most large-scale, mature applications, but it may by counterproductive for rapidly evolving prototypes. Senior software engineer and science fiction writer Will Hertling explains why. 
Design before you code. Full lifecycle API engineering
Epic Stories 23 Dec 2018
Design before you code. Full lifecycle API engineering
Author : krishna.prasad.muraleedharan.pillai
The idea that you can design an API without writing code seems somehow backwards, like putting the cart before the horse. But “full lifecycle API engineering” is an emerging field with a new set of tools that let you do just that. You don’t need to hammer nails to design a house. Neither do you need to code to initially design and document an API.
How to teach kids to code after Hour of Code?
Epic Stories 7 Dec 2018
How to teach kids to code after Hour of Code?
Author : TheSkipper
In the first week of December, thousands of teachers and volunteers around the world gave millions of student their first exposure to computer coding in Hour of Code events. But what happened after the Hour of Code events were over? A new teacher's guide provides a path forward: Computational Thinking {and Coding} for Every Student.
HP partners with Centers for Disease Control to test and "bioprint" antibiotics
Developer Program 28 Aug 2018
HP partners with Centers for Disease Control to test and "bioprint" antibiotics
Author : TheSkipper
In the biochemical war between man and microbes, the microbes are winning. Every year new strains of bacteria turn up that are resistant to our best antibiotics. Now HP Inc. is "BioPrinting" – applying principles used in inkjet and 3D printing – to rapidly test new antibiotics.
Infrastructure as code with Ansible
Dev Hub 14 Jun 2018
Infrastructure as code with Ansible
Author : nilay
Now that stack configuration has been reduced to code with tools like Puppet and Chef, the next challenge is to put up and take down entire infrastructures. At this internal HP Tech Talk, Nilay Soneji, from DCE-IT, showed how "infrastructure as code" is being done using Ansible.
Augmented Reality: Advice from an AR Creative Director.
Epic Stories 14 Jun 2018
Augmented Reality: Advice from an AR Creative Director.
Author : TheSkipper
In his years pioneering Augmented Reality at Aurasma and now HP Reveal, Chris Burgess has watched companies struggle to measure ROI – how Augmented Reality can improve the company's Financial Reality. As with any new technology, there is confusion around what AR can and can't do. In this blog post, originally published on LinkedIn, Chris shares lessons learned and wise advice for anyone using – or thinking about using – Augmented Reality.
Will ARKit & ARCore ruin augmented reality for the rest of the industry?
Epic Stories 14 Jun 2018
Will ARKit & ARCore ruin augmented reality for the rest of the industry?
Author : TheSkipper
When Pokemon Go came onto the scene, Augmented Reality finally received the prominence early adopters like HP's Chris Burgess had been expecting. With the arrival of ARKit and ARCore, the world really went AR mad. Apple and Google unleashed their latest tech for developers to start demonstrating what they can do, and so far it seems the possibilities are endless. However, Burgess wants to see AR content generation made even easier for "non-techies."
Kubernetes (or K8s) by Dave Staas and Galo Gimenez
Dev Hub 13 Apr 2018
Kubernetes (or K8s) by Dave Staas and Galo Gimenez
Author : dstaas
In the world of cloud services, Kubernetes – originally designed by Google – is a portable, extensible open-source platform for managing containerized workloads and services. It facilitates declarative configuration and also automation. The Kubernetes ecosystem is large and growing, but how does it compare to Docker for container orchestration? How are PrintOS and HP-ID using containers? Dave Staas, Galo Gimenez, and Cassio Berra share their knowledge of Kubernetes with our community.
Software Tech Talk: Open Source Software by Scott Jameson
Dev Hub 16 Feb 2018
Software Tech Talk: Open Source Software by Scott Jameson
Author : TheSkipper
Scott Jameson is one of the most knowledgeable advocates for open source collaboration throughout HP. Scott declares, "I am not a lawyer," then goes on to explain the legal foundation that makes open collaboration possible between employees from different companies. Want to get involved? Take a brief survey and sign up as to be an Open Source Software advocate.
Printers speak out at Vancouver4VOICE hackathon - a Connect-the-Tech event
Connect the Tech 12 Feb 2018
Printers speak out at Vancouver4VOICE hackathon - a Connect-the-Tech event
Author : TheSkipper
At the second hackathon in the Connect-the-Tech series, 10 teams took their best shot at talking to a printer. After helping to judge the competition, Moe Khosravy, VP of software, said, “Hackathons are part of our DNA. We will have robotics, vision, and big data hackathons. We want to innovate, and we want to have fun.”
Software Tech Talk: Continuous Delivery by Eduardo Argollo
Dev Hub 2 Feb 2018
Software Tech Talk: Continuous Delivery by Eduardo Argollo
Author : eargollo
For Eduardo Argollo, "CD" isn't a compact disk – an outdated media for music. CD is Continuous Delivery – the future of agile software development. In this Tech Talk for HP's virtual community of software developers, Eduardo explains the fundamentals of Continuous Delivery. Eduardo, who works in the CTO's office, gave his talk the day after his team went live worldwide with HP ID, a worldwide, cloud-based identity management service that employs, of course, Continuous Delivery.
OS printing advances allow deprecation of Mobile Print SDK
Mobile Print 1 Feb 2018
OS printing advances allow deprecation of Mobile Print SDK
Author : TheSkipper
At HP we work tirelessly to improve the print experience. We thank everyone who integrated our Mobile Print SDK. You demonstrated print's impact on usage and engagement and helped us evangelize a streamlined printing experience. Now that print is integrated into iOS and Android Oreo, we are moving into the next phase of our print API journey and deprecating the Mobile Print SDK by February 28, 2018.
Tech Talk: Intro to Google's Go programming language
Dev Hub 19 Jan 2018
Tech Talk: Intro to Google's Go programming language
Author : TheSkipper
The HP Software Programmers Virtual Community kicked off its Tech Talk series with an introduction to Google's Go programming language by Steven Ceuppens. HP and open source partners are using Go to develop the HP Fit Station.
HP Developer Inside News - Fall 2017
Developer Program 12 Oct 2017
HP Developer Inside News - Fall 2017
Author : TheSkipper
HP Developer Program Inside News for Fall 2017. An HP internal bulletin on recent developments in API business strategy, architecture, API management, open code, and software development across HP. Published internally: Oct. 9, 2017
Vancouver hackathon will connect printing and voice
Connect the Tech 26 Sep 2017
Vancouver hackathon will connect printing and voice
Author : TheSkipper
In November, HP's internal Connect the Tech hackathon series travels to HP Vancouver for the #Vancouver4VOICE hackathon. The 3-day event (Nov. 8-10) will connect one of HP’s oldest technologies – printers – to one of the newest – voice. Ten teams will connect HP’s Voice Prototype Web Service to a prototype Palermo printer. What would you like to say to your printer?
Mobile printing's six best practices for developers
Mobile Print SDK 17 Aug 2017
Mobile printing's six best practices for developers
Author : TheSkipper
You would expect HP to be touting printing tips for mobile developers, right? But HP isn't the only company advocating for the place of print in the new mobile ecosystem. Samsung, best known for its mobile phones, just posted 6 Best Practices for Developers on the App Developer Magazine site.
PicCollage passes 1M prints in 6 months. Mobile Print key to retention.
Epic Stories 16 Aug 2017
PicCollage passes 1M prints in 6 months. Mobile Print key to retention.
Author : TheSkipper
When PicCollage passed the 100 million downloads mark, Ching-Mei Chen and her team realized they had an engagement and retention issue. They didn't have 100 million users. Adding a "Print at Home" button gave PicCollage new options for engagement. It triggered 1 million prints in six months and, surprisingly, boosted orders. Users who got in the habit of printing at home also ordered more print merchandise.
Who earned 2017 internships at HP Labs?
HP Labs 10 Aug 2017
Who earned 2017 internships at HP Labs?
Author : TheSkipper
A high school senior within biking distance of the famed HP garage, an aspiring Mechanical Engineering undergrad across the continent, and Ph.D. candidates in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Southern California, each landed one of the most interesting summer jobs in technology – intern at HP Labs. As they are inventing themselves, they are helping to reinvent HP.
Connect-the-Tech event directly inspires new product features
Connect the Tech 23 Jun 2017
Connect-the-Tech event directly inspires new product features
Author : TheSkipper
More than 70 software designers, coders, graphics artists, and teens participated in the inaugural HP Connect-the-Tech hackathon. The 3-day event in San Diego was the first in a planned series of internal hackathons. Next up is Vancouver.
DaaS API plans begin to take shape
Developer Program 22 Jun 2017
DaaS API plans begin to take shape
Author : evan.scheessele
Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) is new buzz, but isn’t entirely new to HP. It has been applied to printers for many years as HP Managed Print Services. But DaaS has been evolving inside HP. DaaS and an API mindset will let businesses be agile, while keeping IT responsive and dependable. Personal Systems and HP IT are leading the DaaS movement.
Open source Istio brings "service mesh" to micro-services architecture
Epic Stories 14 Jun 2017
Open source Istio brings "service mesh" to micro-services architecture
Author : galo
HP's Galo Gimenez, a Distinguished Technologist in the HP CTO's office, introduces Istio, a new open source project announced by Google, IBM, and Lyft. Istio is developing a high-level network fabric to provide key capabilities uniformly across services, regardless of the language the service is written in.
Pianotime for Sprout gives Arduino bots a voice in Oregon
Immersive 23 May 2017
Pianotime for Sprout gives Arduino bots a voice in Oregon
Author : TheSkipper
At the Calapooia Middle School in Albany, Oregon, the Makers Club ordered Arduino bots named Buzz from SolderingSunday.com. When the kids plugged their Buzz bots into their Arduino boards, they knew they would learn about programming. The surprise was how much they learned about music.
The Beauty of Interacting with the Sprout Pro (a Sprout Walk-up Story)
Immersive 18 May 2017
The Beauty of Interacting with the Sprout Pro (a Sprout Walk-up Story)
Author : TheSkipper
The San Jose Museum of Art, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, wanted to add something cyber to an exhibition about Beauty. An HP Sprout, running as a walk-up kiosk, allowed museum visitors to express their own visions of beauty. This story shows how the museum's staff discovered Sprout and why the Sprout has a promising future at the museum.
Roboheads Webinar for May 2017 - recording posted
MakerSpace 5 May 2017
Roboheads Webinar for May 2017 - recording posted
Author : TheSkipper
The recording of the Robohead's May 2017 webinar is now posted on the Sharepoint. Roboheads from Vancouver and HP Labs presented.
HP wows young and old at Corvallis Maker Fair (The CO-2017)
Epic Stories 20 Apr 2017
HP wows young and old at Corvallis Maker Fair (The CO-2017)
Author : TheSkipper
Two-year-old Ava stood transfixed in front of a plasma screen at The CO·, the fourth annual Corvallis Maker Fair hosted by Oregon State University. She didn’t know it, but Ava was watching a flashy show about 3D printing, a technology that will transform her world as surely as computers changed her parents’ lives.
HP's Print Software Platforms launches first of many hackathons
Connect the Tech 14 Apr 2017
HP's Print Software Platforms launches first of many hackathons
Author : TheSkipper
The PSP team in San Diego hosted the first internal hackathon sponsored by HP Software. The inaugural hackathon – dubbed #RockTheSprock – was guided by the principles of Design Thinking. The 3-day event was the first in an anticipated series of hackathons under the banner Connect the Tech.
HP stretches International Women's Day into a week of events
Epic Stories 6 Mar 2017
HP stretches International Women's Day into a week of events
Author : TheSkipper
On Wednesday, March 8, the world will observe International Women's Day. HP is stretching the day into a full week of events. Here on the HP Developers Portal, we highlight the contributions of three women who pioneered computer technology: Admiral Grace Hopper who taught a generation of military leaders about computing; Margaret Hamilton, whose software guided the Apollo space missions; and Dorothy Vaughan, a black woman in Alabama who taught herself Fortran and was portrayed in the hit movie Hidden Figures.
PicCollage photo app tops 5 million at-home prints, shares insights
Epic Stories 27 Feb 2017
PicCollage photo app tops 5 million at-home prints, shares insights
Author : TheSkipper
Users of the PicCollage app (a Top 10 mobile photo/video app) have printed 5 million photos and collages since the app added a Print at Home button 18 months ago. PicCollage used the HP Mobile Print SDK to add the button. The immediate demand for at-home printing was a pleasant surprise for app co-founder Ching-Mei Chen. The Print at Home button also boosted orders for photo products, like phone cases.
"Sprouts in the Community" delivers special tech for special needs
Immersive 22 Feb 2017
"Sprouts in the Community" delivers special tech for special needs
Author : TheSkipper
To discover innovative uses for the Sprout Pro, HP turned to its employees. The company set up the "Sprouts in the Community" program and asked employees to suggest worthy organizations that would benefit from a Sprout. Christopher Huffman helped Mighty Oaks Children's Therapy Center win one for special needs education.
Google I/O: Why mobile printing?
Print Fundamentals for Developers 8 Feb 2017
Google I/O: Why mobile printing?
Author : TheSkipper
At Google I/O 2016, members of the Android Framework team explained Android's printing architecture and shared make-it-easy code for printing from mobile Android devices.
Design before you code: full-lifecycle API engineering
Epic Stories 20 Jan 2017
Design before you code: full-lifecycle API engineering
Author : TheSkipper
The idea that you can design an API without writing code just seems somehow backwards, like putting the cart before the horse. But “full lifecycle API engineering” is an emerging field with a new set of tools that let you do just that.
"Mommy Blogger" monetizes recipes with printable Meal Plans
Print Fundamentals for Developers 16 Jan 2017
"Mommy Blogger" monetizes recipes with printable Meal Plans
Author : TheSkipper
“Of all the different ways I have monetized my blog, printables were the easiest and the most no-brainer.” Best selling food author and blogger Stephanie O'Dea (the "Crock Pot Lady")  
Sprout Pro G2 gets solid review at CES 2017
Immersive 5 Jan 2017
Sprout Pro G2 gets solid review at CES 2017
Author : TheSkipper
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the second generation of the Sprout Pro by HP caught the attention of Melissa Riofrio, executive editor of PC World. She concluded, "HP’s Sprout Pro is here to remind us that Microsoft’s Surface Studio is not the original creativity-oriented PC, let alone the most creative. Now, the Sprout Pro brings an upgraded set of talents to a market that may finally be ready for it.”
HP's JetAdvantage On Demand is like an "app portal for print"
Epic Stories 20 Dec 2016
HP's JetAdvantage On Demand is like an "app portal for print"
Author : TheSkipper
Downloading a cloud-based app to a smart phone has become so easy that most children can do it. That same behavior is coming to HP office printers. HP has launched JetAdvantage on Demand, the printing industry's first Software as a Service solution management platform. "Think of it as the app store for printing."
Hour of Code fuels "Growth Mindset" for Mrs. Hicks' 2nd graders
Epic Stories 7 Dec 2016
Hour of Code fuels "Growth Mindset" for Mrs. Hicks' 2nd graders
Author : TheSkipper
What happens when Hour of Code – a worldwide initiative by Code.org to teach the basics of coding – shows up in a 2nd grade classroom that champions a "Growth Mindset"? HP Corvallis volunteers in Mrs. Hicks' classroom may have witnessed the start of something big.
GE transforming itself into a "digital industrial" company
Epic Stories 5 Dec 2016
GE transforming itself into a "digital industrial" company
Author : TheSkipper
Like HP, GE is a global industrial icon that is engaged in reinventing itself. Here are a pair of articles that show GE's progress as it pursues a "digital industrial" future on the "Internet of Really Big Things."
HP sponsors new chair in cyber security at the University of Birmingham
HP Labs 21 Nov 2016
HP sponsors new chair in cyber security at the University of Birmingham
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A celebration held November 2nd at the University of Birmingham marked the inauguration of the university’s new HP Chair in Cyber Security, the result of a partnership between HP and the university that paves the way for innovative, high impact research into cyber security in the age of the Internet of Things.
US CTO Megan Smith talks coding and tech at Martha Stewart American Made summit
Epic Stories 17 Nov 2016
US CTO Megan Smith talks coding and tech at Martha Stewart American Made summit
Author : TheSkipper
HP’s Julie Anderson, Developer Outreach Manager and Maker Space advocate, was invited to New York City to attend Martha Stewart’s American Made Summit 2016. There she met U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, who delivered the closing keynote.
A new HP Labs research group is generating opportunities for HP in the life sciences
HP Labs 15 Nov 2016
A new HP Labs research group is generating opportunities for HP in the life sciences
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It might seem surprising that a company best known for its printers, laptops, and other consumer-focused devices is exploring opportunities in the life sciences, acknowledges HP Labs researcher Anita Rogacs.
Mobile Photo Connect announces 2016 winners
Mobile Print SDK 31 Oct 2016
Mobile Photo Connect announces 2016 winners
Author : TheSkipper
As mobile phones spread around the globe, so does mobile photography. Funimate, a mobile photo app based in Turkey, took Best of Show at the 2016 Mobile Photo Connect conference. A French company took the technology award and a U.S./Israeli app has the Best Business Potential. Check out the winners here.
An HP Labs study explores how we experience authentication in everyday life
HP Labs 17 Oct 2016
An HP Labs study explores how we experience authentication in everyday life
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Authentication events are so woven into our lives that we often take them for granted. They’re the times we open a house or a car with a key, when we use a pin number to access a phone or an ATM, when we log in online.
HP Labs team wins first prize at international machine learning competition
HP Labs 17 Oct 2016
HP Labs team wins first prize at international machine learning competition
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A team of researchers from HP Labs and Michigan State University recently took home first prize in the prestigious “Discovery Challenge” of the 26th European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery, held in Riva del Garda, Italy.
HP CTO wishes for time travel in HP Innovation Journal for Fall 2016
Epic Stories 11 Oct 2016
HP CTO wishes for time travel in HP Innovation Journal for Fall 2016
Author : TheSkipper
In the fall issue of HP's Innovation Journal, CTO Shane Wall wishes he could bring back Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, who founded HP in 1938 and sparked all of Silicon Valley. "Time travel is one innovation our Labs team hasn’t cracked yet. Just now, I wish we had." Read what Bill and Dave could never have imagined.
Google acquisition of Apigee looks positive for HP Developer Program
Developer Program 4 Oct 2016
Google acquisition of Apigee looks positive for HP Developer Program
Author : TheSkipper
Google's acquisition of Apigee looks "net positive" for the HP Developer Program, according to Evan Scheessele, Developer Program Architect. Read Evan's in-depth business and technical analysis the day after the acquisition was announced on Sept. 8, 2016. 
"Robohead" Will Allen featured in HP Innovation Journal
MakerSpace 29 Sep 2016
"Robohead" Will Allen featured in HP Innovation Journal
Author : TheSkipper
HP Fellow Will Allen from Corvallis is featured in the Fall issue of HP's Innovation Journal. Check out the Journal's Maker Spotlight, entitled Roboheads unite.
"Rise of the Makers" is the top story in HP's Fall Innovation Journal
MakerSpace 26 Sep 2016
"Rise of the Makers" is the top story in HP's Fall Innovation Journal
Author : TheSkipper
Don't miss the Fall issue of HP's Innovation Journal. The lead off story is Rise of the Makers.
Innovative malware detection in a changing threat landscape
HP Labs 26 Sep 2016
Innovative malware detection in a changing threat landscape
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Malware Lab at HP's Bristol-based Security Lab The landscape of software attacks is both evolving and growing, as an ever wider variety and quantity of advanced malware is developed and released. It’s no longer enough for security solutions to track the signatures of known malware and their derivatives.
HP Labs security research steps up to deal with a shifting threat landscape
HP Labs 22 Sep 2016
HP Labs security research steps up to deal with a shifting threat landscape
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The modern IT threat landscape is shifting as malicious actors look to take advantage of changes in where we’re placing compute power. Increasingly, processing power is located at the edge of networks in “endpoint” devices, notes Simon Shiu, head of HP’s Security Lab.
HP Fellow Will Allen featured in CTO's robotic video
MakerSpace 19 Sep 2016
HP Fellow Will Allen featured in CTO's robotic video
Author : TheSkipper
Will Allen, one of our Corvallis HP Fellows, is featured in a CTO video about HP's robotics and maker's movement. Will is the VP of the Emerging Compute Lab at HP Labs. He and the HP robotics team are developing a modular robot.
Chandrakant Patel in conversation - part 2: Building informal communities to learn, teach, and guide
HP Labs 16 Sep 2016
Chandrakant Patel in conversation - part 2: Building informal communities to learn, teach, and guide
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Chandrakant Patel is a storied inventor with 151 patents to his name, a pioneer inthermal and energy management, and a visionary when it comes to the application of IT for sustainable growth.
Chandrakant Patel in conversation – Harnessing the power of HP’s multi-disciplinary engine room
HP Labs 1 Sep 2016
Chandrakant Patel in conversation – Harnessing the power of HP’s multi-disciplinary engine room
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Chandrakant Patel is a storied inventor with 151 patents to his name, a pioneer inthermal and energy management, and a visionary when it comes to the application of IT for sustainable growth.
Summer 2016 interns at HP Labs – Fu Jiang
HP Labs 25 Aug 2016
Summer 2016 interns at HP Labs – Fu Jiang
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Fu Jiang recently completed his M.Sc. in Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and this fall begins studying for a Ph.D. in Color Science, also at RIT. Jiang grew up in Huaian, China and received his B.Sc. in Physics from the Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology.
Rapid Urbanization: Q&A with Andrew Bolwell
HP Labs 22 Aug 2016
Rapid Urbanization: Q&A with Andrew Bolwell
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Andrew Bolwell is the Global Head of Technology Vision and HP Tech Ventures. In this role he is responsible for driving HP’s long-term innovation and technology vision for HP, as well as for HP's venture activities, working across start-up and venture capital communities to identify, source, commercialize and invest in early-stage disruptive technologies.
Corvallis Makerspace "hops to it" for 2016 Take Your Kids to Work Day
MakerSpace 17 Aug 2016
Corvallis Makerspace "hops to it" for 2016 Take Your Kids to Work Day
Author : TheSkipper
The Corvallis Makerspace hosted scores of children Aug. 16, 2016 as part of Take Your Kids to Work Day. Origami frogs and 3D printed frogs with glowing LED eyes were a big hit.
@HPLabs Twitter Takeover
HP Labs 15 Aug 2016
@HPLabs Twitter Takeover
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Join us on Twitter on August 23 at 2:30 ET/11:30 AM PT when Shane Wall takes over HP Labs! In this live half-hour chat, he’ll be answering your questions, sharing his thoughts on innovation in the workplace, and giving you a behind-the-scenes look at HP Labs. “Innovation in the workplace is an important topic because I’ve always believed that innovation is culture.
Affinity Group summit brings together Quality, Materials and Thermal Management communities
Developer Program 11 Aug 2016
Affinity Group summit brings together Quality, Materials and Thermal Management communities
Author : TheSkipper
When HP separated into two companies – HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise – the quality leaders in HP Inc.’s Personal Systems group saw an immediate challenge. The split had snapped professional connections throughout the company. The Affinity Group for Quality led a Tri-Team Summit in June 2016 to fortify three internal HP communities.
TypeHaus uses HP JetAdvantage APIs to upgrade healthcare company's printer fleet
OXPd JavaScript 31 Jul 2016
TypeHaus uses HP JetAdvantage APIs to upgrade healthcare company's printer fleet
Author : TheSkipper
When a nationwide healthcare company upgraded its fleet of HP LaserJet printers to the newest, most cost-effective models, they turned to TypeHaus to make the new printers work with their legacy fonts and forms. TypeHaus turned to HP's JetAdvantage program and new APIs published on the HP Developers Portal.
Printing a cup of coffee? Well, almost!
Specialty Printing Systems 25 Jul 2016
Printing a cup of coffee? Well, almost!
Author : TheSkipper
See how baristas at Drupa, the giant printing exposition in Germany, served up piping cups of HP jet-printed coffee. 
Arduino 101 class triggers grassroots surge at Corvallis MakerSpace
MakerSpace 25 Jul 2016
Arduino 101 class triggers grassroots surge at Corvallis MakerSpace
Author : TheSkipper
Class founders expected 20 students, but got 175. Volunteering two lunches a week from June to September to evangelize Arduino innovation on the Corvallis site. Other sites requesting curriculum and training videos.
Summer 2016 interns at HP Labs – Cody Carlton
HP Labs 20 Jul 2016
Summer 2016 interns at HP Labs – Cody Carlton
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Cody Carlton had never taken a course in computer science before arriving at college. But he decided to try programming in his freshman year at Stanford University and ended up taking three CS classes. Now a rising sophomore, he’s thinking about majoring in either computer science or management science and engineering.
Join Tim Garrett and HP's Greg Smith and Mike Peters for a webinar about The Modern Photo. (Tuesday, Aug. 2)
Mobile Print SDK 19 Jul 2016
Join Tim Garrett and HP's Greg Smith and Mike Peters for a webinar about The Modern Photo. (Tuesday, Aug. 2)
Author : TheSkipper
Join Tim Garrett, founder of ProjectBox's Pocketbooth app, for a webinar about "The Modern Photo." Tim will be joined by HP experts Greg Smith and Mike Peters. The webinar takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 9 a.m. PDT. Get tips from HP experts about designing for the modern photo.
Summer 2016 interns at HP Labs – Swetha Revanur
HP Labs 14 Jul 2016
Summer 2016 interns at HP Labs – Swetha Revanur
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Swetha Revanur only just graduated from high school in San Jose, California, but has already co-authored a paper in Nature Communications, built a health education app, interned at the National Institutes of Health, and placed first in bioinformatics research at the 2015 and 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fairs.
Mobile Photo Connect announces initial 21 speakers for 2016 conference
Mobile Print SDK 11 Jul 2016
Mobile Photo Connect announces initial 21 speakers for 2016 conference
Author : TheSkipper
Mobile Photo Connect – a gathering for leaders in the mobile photo app industry – announced its initial lineup of panelists and app presenters. Mobile Photo Connect's fourth annual conference will be October 25 in San Francisco. This event is sponsored in part by HP and the Mobile Print SDK team. How to monetize mobi
Summer 2016 interns at HP Labs – Camille Eddy
HP Labs 10 Jul 2016
Summer 2016 interns at HP Labs – Camille Eddy
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Camille Eddy has wanted to be an astronaut since the age of twelve. That led the native of Idaho to focus on engineering and computer science as she was home schooled through high school and then to major in mechanical engineering at Boise State, where she’s a rising senior.
HP Labs researchers create a metal-based, permanent charge roller for HP Indigo digital presses
HP Labs 6 Jul 2016
HP Labs researchers create a metal-based, permanent charge roller for HP Indigo digital presses
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Announced at the 2016 DRUPA international print media fair, the HP Indigo 7900 Digital Press features a new, HP Labs-engineered charge roller that many experts in the field had believed to be impossible to create.
Summer 2016 interns at HP Labs – Xi Liu
HP Labs 29 Jun 2016
Summer 2016 interns at HP Labs – Xi Liu
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Michigan State University Ph.D. student Xi Liu is interning this summer in HP’s Printand 3D Lab, where she’s excited to be taking on new challenges in data mining, her main area of research interest. “Some companies just tell their interns what to work on,” she notes.
Summer 2016 interns at HP Labs – Baris Unver
HP Labs 29 Jun 2016
Summer 2016 interns at HP Labs – Baris Unver
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Baris Unver was born in Istanbul, Turkey, where he began coding and building electronic systems as a young teen. He attended the Kuleli Military High School and Turkish Military Academy, receiving a BSc in systems engineering, before embarking on twelve years of military service in the Turkish Gendarmerie’s Signals Corps.
Corvallis MakerSpace suggestions spark "Phase 2" planning
MakerSpace 23 Jun 2016
Corvallis MakerSpace suggestions spark "Phase 2" planning
Author : TheSkipper
As we have received a bunch of suggestions for improving our Maker Space, we have decided to work on a set of “Phase 2” objectives to help us grow and expand the usefulness of our space.  For now, Phase 2 falls into two main categories: Work Centers and Floorplan/Space Design. If you have ideas, join the conversation!  
Curators needed for Corvallis MakerSpace!
MakerSpace 23 Jun 2016
Curators needed for Corvallis MakerSpace!
Author : TheSkipper
Calling all Corvallis Makers to organize Work Centers -- and consider becoming a curator.
What's Working in Mobile Photo - iOS panel at WWDC 2016
Mobile Print SDK 22 Jun 2016
What's Working in Mobile Photo - iOS panel at WWDC 2016
Author : TheSkipper
For iOS developers, Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference is like Christmas in June. At an HP-sponsored after-hours gathering, a panel of leading photo app developers from Adobe, VSCO, Lightricks and PicCollage unpacked the photo app packages that Apple had just opened.
What's Working in Mobile Photo - iOS panel at WWDC 2016
Epic Stories 22 Jun 2016
What's Working in Mobile Photo - iOS panel at WWDC 2016
Author : TheSkipper
For iOS developers, Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference is like Christmas in June. At an HP-sponsored after-hours gathering, a panel of leading photo app developers from Adobe, VSCO, Lightricks and PicCollage unpacked the photo app packages that Apple had just opened.
Link architect Bob Taylor envisions Drupa for developers
Link Technology 9 Jun 2016
Link architect Bob Taylor envisions Drupa for developers
Author : TheSkipper
Bob Taylor, an architect for HP Link Technology, was one of a handful of HP developers who traveled to Germany for Drupa 2016, the world’s largest printing expo. HP was showing off its finest, biggest digital printing hardware. But Bob sees software and APIs in the future for Drupa 2020.
HP Labs and HP’s printing business collaborate on HP’s new Jet Fusion 3D Printing System
HP Labs 9 Jun 2016
HP Labs and HP’s printing business collaborate on HP’s new Jet Fusion 3D Printing System
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HP’s new Jet Fusion 3D Printing System, announced last month at the 2016 RAPID 3D printing and additive manufacturing conference in Orlando and set to reinvent how companies prototype and produce functional parts, started out as an under-the-radar collaboration between a small group of researchers drawn from HP Labs and HP’s printing business group.
Dave Staas goes to Drupa to debut HP PrintOS APIs
PrintOS 8 Jun 2016
Dave Staas goes to Drupa to debut HP PrintOS APIs
Author : TheSkipper
Drupa is the Olympics of printing - a giant trade show that happens every four years. Dave Staas, chief architect for HP PrintOS, HP's new cloud-based operating system for print shops, traveled to Drupa 2016 to debut PrintOS APIs.
At Drupa, HP takes largest spot. Watch it go up. Take the video tour.
PrintOS 3 Jun 2016
At Drupa, HP takes largest spot. Watch it go up. Take the video tour.
Author : TheSkipper
At Drupa, the world's largest trade show for graphics and industrial printing, HP has taken the biggest space to tell its biggest digital printing stories. Watch it go up, then take a 3-minute video tour, and learn about PrintOS, new at this year's show.
HP SmartStream + Link brings an interactive layer to HP Indigo variable data printing
Link Technology 1 Jun 2016
HP SmartStream + Link brings an interactive layer to HP Indigo variable data printing
Author : TheSkipper
Variable Data Printing - the ability to make every printed item look unique or carry a unique identity - is where the action is at Drupa 2016. With HP Link Technology all those unique printed products can not only look unique, but also act unique.
Lonnie Mandigo becomes poster boy for HP Innovation. Kudos to Corvallis Maker Space.
MakerSpace 27 May 2016
Lonnie Mandigo becomes poster boy for HP Innovation. Kudos to Corvallis Maker Space.
Author : TheSkipper
When HP's Daily Inc. went looking for a way to illustrate an article "INNOVATE Across All Three Waves," it found the perfect photo -- Lonnie Mandigo in offering "Creativity Help" at the Corvallis Maker Space grand opening. Lonnie Mandigo Creativity Help.jpg
Lonnie Mandigo becomes poster boy for HP Innovation. Kudos to Corvallis Maker Space.
MakerSpace 27 May 2016
Lonnie Mandigo becomes poster boy for HP Innovation. Kudos to Corvallis Maker Space.
Author : TheSkipper
When HP's Daily Inc. went looking for a way to illustrate an article "INNOVATE Across All Three Waves," it found the perfect photo -- Lonnie Mandigo in offering "Creativity Help" at the Corvallis Maker Space grand opening. Lonnie Mandigo Creativity Help.jpg
HP Labs invites academic thought leaders to explore the future of human computer interaction
HP Labs 24 May 2016
HP Labs invites academic thought leaders to explore the future of human computer interaction
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A select group of leading academic researchers gathered recently at HP Lab’s Palo Alto headquarters to discuss the future of human computer interaction and learn more about HP’s current research in the field.
UK Member of Parliament visits HP Labs Bristol
HP Labs 19 May 2016
UK Member of Parliament visits HP Labs Bristol
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HP Labs Bristol recently hosted its local parliamentary representative, Jack Lopresti, member of parliament for Filton and Bradley Stoke, the area North West of Bristol where HP’s UK lab is located.
What's working in Mobile Photo? Top 10 app PicCollage and Kite share insights
Epic Stories 15 May 2016
What's working in Mobile Photo? Top 10 app PicCollage and Kite share insights
Author : TheSkipper
PicCollage, a Top 10 photo app, added a Print at Home button and learned four key lessons: Millennials love to print photos and collages (nearly 2 million in 8 months) HP's Mobile Print SDK is printer agnostic and took just 10 minutes to integrate.  Print-at-home users are 7 times more likely to order photo products from Kite, a data e-commerce platform for print In-home photo printing boosts engagement and retention
Megatrends: HP’s future technology vision
HP Labs 13 May 2016
Megatrends: HP’s future technology vision
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Andrew Bolwell is VP and Global Head of Technology Vision and Venturing for HP. In this role he is responsible for driving HP’s long-term innovation and technology vision for HP, as well as for HP's venture activities, working across start-up and venture capital communities to identify, source, commercialize and invest in early-stage disruptive technologies.
HP Labs research team wins best paper award at LILE2016
HP Labs 11 May 2016
HP Labs research team wins best paper award at LILE2016
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A paper presented by Lei Liu of HP Labs and Shuting Wang of Pennsylvania State University shared the Best Paper award at LILE2016, a workshop for data-based educational research convened last month in Montreal, Canada in conjunction with WWW2016, the 25th international World Wide Web conference.
HP launches Tech Ventures group to invest in startups
Epic Stories 10 May 2016
HP launches Tech Ventures group to invest in startups
Author : TheSkipper
May 10, 2016:  Today HP Inc. announced the creation of HP Tech Ventures, a corporate venture group dedicated to finding "early stage companies with cutting edge technologies." The team, led by Andrew Bolwell, HP's "Chief Disrupter," will be looking for disruptive technologies in: 3D transformation, immersive computing, hyper-mobility, the Internet of things, artificial intelligence, and smart machines.
Mining data within a complex sales, service, and provisioning pipeline can yield powerful insights
HP Labs 4 May 2016
Mining data within a complex sales, service, and provisioning pipeline can yield powerful insights
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An HP Labs research project is applying data science to a central concern of any services business: maximizing the company’s return on the time and money it invests in selling and then provisioning those services to its customers.
First M&M Launcher Challenge: Young Employees Network and Tom Saksa take top honors
MakerSpace 25 Apr 2016
First M&M Launcher Challenge: Young Employees Network and Tom Saksa take top honors
Author : TheSkipper
At the first HP Corvallis MakerSpace M&M Launcher competition, the Young Employees Network took top honors for Creativity, and maker Tom Saksa won the prize for distance and accuracy. However, the real action didn’t start until after the official competition ended.
Innovation Journal shows where HP and the world are headed
Epic Stories 19 Apr 2016
Innovation Journal shows where HP and the world are headed
Author : TheSkipper
Want to know what HP is thinking about today that will impact your world in the future? The Spring issue of HP's Innovation Journal is dedicated to "Charting a course for the future." (Read it on mobile, web, or PDF.)
PrintOS Cloud Service releases first APIs
PrintOS 18 Apr 2016
PrintOS Cloud Service releases first APIs
Author : TheSkipper
Print Service Providers and 3rd party developers that want to improve their operations and profitability can now tap HP’s new PrintOS APIs, available through the HP Developers Portal. Two APIs – "Box Submission" and "Site Flow" – are now available on this Developers' Portal.
Such a Weigh with Words
HP Labs 15 Apr 2016
Such a Weigh with Words
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This is another blog in our series on how the HP Way and the combined weight of HP’s research, business practices, and heart – what I call “the HP Weigh” - can contribute to a better future.
Facebook announces HP Print Bot at F8
Epic Stories 14 Apr 2016
Facebook announces HP Print Bot at F8
Author : TheSkipper
HP was one of the eight business partners selected by Facebook for its release Tuesday of the Facebook Messenger platform. The result of the collaboration is an HP Print Bot that will make it easy to print from Facebook. 
HP JetAdvantage Partner Program...Today, Tomorrow and Beyond
OXPd JavaScript 13 Apr 2016
HP JetAdvantage Partner Program...Today, Tomorrow and Beyond
Author : TheSkipper
Fleets of HP LaserJet printers are deployed in enterprises around the world. Many have special software functions – customized buttons on the control panel – that are the work of developers who have joined the HP JetAdvantage Partner Program. The JetAdvantage program is welcoming more developers to its Open eXtensible Platform for devices (OXPd).
HP JetAdvantage Partner Program...Today, Tomorrow and Beyond
Epic Stories 13 Apr 2016
HP JetAdvantage Partner Program...Today, Tomorrow and Beyond
Author : TheSkipper
Fleets of HP LaserJet printers are deployed in enterprises around the world. Many have special software functions – customized buttons on the control panel – that are the work of developers who have joined the HP JetAdvantage Partner Program. The JetAdvantage program is welcoming more developers to its Open eXtensible Platform for devices (OXPd).
Maker Fair speakers champion the Arts to turn STEM to STEAM
MakerSpace 11 Apr 2016
Maker Fair speakers champion the Arts to turn STEM to STEAM
Author : TheSkipper
"I have never had a CEO tell me that what they really need from our schools is great test-takers. Employers want innovators and problem solvers," said Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. She was the first speaker at the "STEM to STEAM Symposium" that kicked off the Corvallis Oregon Maker Fair, April 8-9 at Oregon State University. Bonamici led a line-up of passionate speakers who each took 10 minuted to advocate for the preservation and restoration of arts education in public schools.
HP MakerSpace prototypes M&M launchers for Corvallis Oregon Maker Fair
MakerSpace 11 Apr 2016
HP MakerSpace prototypes M&M launchers for Corvallis Oregon Maker Fair
Author : TheSkipper
In the MakerSpace on the HP site in Corvallis, Oregon, engineers made candy catapults from bamboo skewers, rubber bands, string and duct tape. The prototypes added fun to HP's booth at the Corvallis Oregon Maker Fair at the Oregon State University on April 9, 2016.
Exploring hybrid solutions for immersive learning
HP Labs 10 Apr 2016
Exploring hybrid solutions for immersive learning
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Despite the easy availability of digital multimedia, students still like to read instructional materials printed on paper, notes Yang Lei, a research scientist in HP’s Print and 3D Lab where the future of education has been a major avenue of inquiry for the past few years. “When we survey people, many say they prefer to read print books,” Yang explains.
HP co-sponsors Corvallis Oregon Maker Fair, April 8-9
MakerSpace 30 Mar 2016
HP co-sponsors Corvallis Oregon Maker Fair, April 8-9
Author : TheSkipper
Since HP came to Corvallis in 1976, it has been a powerhouse for Making. The garage tradition continues April 8-9 at the Corvallis Oregon Maker Fair ("The CO•").
Take 2 minutes for 2 inspiring videos: Blended Reality & Immersive Computing
Epic Stories 28 Mar 2016
Take 2 minutes for 2 inspiring videos: Blended Reality & Immersive Computing
Author : TheSkipper
I have been writing about new computer technology since tablets were paper, Apples grew on trees and Amazon was a rainforest. Now HP introduces Blended Reality and Immersive Computing. To understand what HP means by those terms, I recommend a pair of 1-minute videos that give you the Big Picture.
Ji Won Jun wins the Interactive Innovation Award at SXSW in the Student Innovation category
HP Labs 24 Mar 2016
Ji Won Jun wins the Interactive Innovation Award at SXSW in the Student Innovation category
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Last week at the popular SXSW music, film and emerging technologies festival in Austin, Ji Won Jun, who just recently joined the Immersive Experiences Lab, was awarded the Interactive Innovation Award in the Student Innovation category.
Sprout picked as one of the Top 15 "coolest new tech gadgets" by Cool Mom Tech
Immersive 23 Mar 2016
Sprout picked as one of the Top 15 "coolest new tech gadgets" by Cool Mom Tech
Author : TheSkipper
It's more than unusual for a Windows PC to make a list of "coolest new tech gadgets," but the Sprout by HP is much more than the usual Windows PC. It's also a projector and 3D scanner -- basically an input device for home 3D replicating. That's why Cool Mom Tech picked the Sprout as one of "the 15 coolest new tech gadgets of the year." 
High school programmers meet at HP Labs for the third annual ‘CodeWars Silicon Valley’
HP Labs 11 Mar 2016
High school programmers meet at HP Labs for the third annual ‘CodeWars Silicon Valley’
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Over 200 high school students, coaches, and chaperones converged on HP Labs’ Palo Alto headquarters last weekend to compete in the third annual ‘CodeWars Silicon Valley,’ a student coding competition jointly sponsored by HP Labs and Hewlett Packard Labs.
Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani: "Teach girls bravery, not perfection"
Epic Stories 11 Mar 2016
Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani: "Teach girls bravery, not perfection"
Author : TheSkipper
 To wrap up HP's International Women's Week, the Developers' Portal offers an answer to the question: "Why are there so few women in Computer Science?" In a TED Talk the founder of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani, calls on us all to "teach girls bravery, not perfection."
International Women's Week: HP Developer diagnoses drop in CS majors
Epic Stories 10 Mar 2016
International Women's Week: HP Developer diagnoses drop in CS majors
Author : TheSkipper
Noha Elarief, a developer on HP’s mobile print program, has personal experience with the decline of women in Computer Science courses in the United States. It wasn’t that way in Egypt. “When I came to the United States to earn a Ph.D., I was shocked when I saw how few women were in my classes.”
Calling all Oregon Makers to the Corvallis Maker Fair - April 8-9
Epic Stories 10 Mar 2016
Calling all Oregon Makers to the Corvallis Maker Fair - April 8-9
Author : TheSkipper
Attention Northwest makers! The Corvallis Oregon Maker Fair wants to exhibit YOU on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Get your exhibitor form here.
HP International Women's Week: Women in Computer Science dropping since 1980s
Epic Stories 9 Mar 2016
HP International Women's Week: Women in Computer Science dropping since 1980s
Author : TheSkipper
 To recognize and honor the contributions of women in society and technology, HP has expanded International Women's Day (March 8) into a full week of worldwide activities. Nothing shows the structural challenge that women face in Computer Science better than a chart published by the National Center for Educational Statistics.
Bridging from DevOps to Central Ops - a mini-whitepaper
Epic Stories 26 Feb 2016
Bridging from DevOps to Central Ops - a mini-whitepaper
Author : TheSkipper
In the world of Agile software development, embedded DevOps teams have proven their worth. But what happens when a project matures and joins a large company's portfolio of established services. Then the project must bridge to Central Ops to save money. Developer Joe Teibel, an HP veteran, explains how crossing that bridge is all about constraints.
Shane Wall, HP CTO, foresees 4D printing and Industry 4.0
Epic Stories 24 Feb 2016
Shane Wall, HP CTO, foresees 4D printing and Industry 4.0
Author : TheSkipper
"Good morning Berlin!" HP CTO Shane Wall greeted the hub conference. For 25 minutes he shared HP's vision for not only 2D and 3D printing, but also 4D printing. He set these advances against a backdrop of three key megatrends: urbanization, hyper-globalization, and technology disruption.
HP Mobile Print SDK and YouTube carry origami into 21st century
Mobile Print SDK 23 Feb 2016
HP Mobile Print SDK and YouTube carry origami into 21st century
Author : TheSkipper
Don’t try to convince Mark Bolitho that “paper is going away.” He’s not buying it. In fact, as the former Chairman of the British Origami Society, he has just released a mobile app that ensures that paper’s future will always be in creasing.
7 reasons Scala is better than Java ... so why is Java winning?
Epic Stories 18 Feb 2016
7 reasons Scala is better than Java ... so why is Java winning?
Author : TheSkipper
Joe Teibel, a veteran HP developer with deep knowledge of cloud services and application development, has strong opinions about agile development, scaling software projects, and the "right way" to do Ops. Here he explains why he thinks Scala is superior to Java. 
The HP Weigh: Diversity and the Hardy-Weinberg Principle
HP Labs 11 Feb 2016
The HP Weigh: Diversity and the Hardy-Weinberg Principle
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This is the second in a series of blogs on how the HP Way and the combined weight of HP’s research, business practices, and heart – what I call “the HP Weigh” - can contribute to a better future. Feel free to weigh in! Driving diversity is a hot topic in board rooms, leadership conferences, and STEM classrooms.
The rebirth of manufacturing and “the HP Weigh”
HP Labs 11 Feb 2016
The rebirth of manufacturing and “the HP Weigh”
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This is the first in a series of blogs on how the HP Way and the combined weight of HP’s research, business practices, and heart – what I call “the HP Weigh” - can contribute to a better future. Feel free to weigh in! 3D printing (3DP) flew off the peak of the hype rollercoaster last year and remains mid-pupil in the public eye.
Interaction designer Ji Won Jun joins HP’s Immersive Experiences Lab
HP Labs 10 Feb 2016
Interaction designer Ji Won Jun joins HP’s Immersive Experiences Lab
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Ji Won Jun is one of the newest members of HP’s growing Immersive Experiences Lab, joining the team as a research engineer at the start of the year. Originally an interaction designer, Jun moved into Human-computer interaction research driven by an interest in technology and how we think about the future.
Love Collage adds print button just in time for Valentine's Day
Mobile Print SDK 7 Feb 2016
Love Collage adds print button just in time for Valentine's Day
Author : TheSkipper
Why was adding a print button important enough to eToolkit.com that they rushed to upgrade to Android Studio?
Multimedia and the future of knowledge
HP Labs 4 Feb 2016
Multimedia and the future of knowledge
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Last November, I was invited to speak at the Bay Area Multimedia Forum. The weekend before the event, I had complete pharyngitis, to the extent that I couldn’t speak Saturday or Sunday at all. While this made my family and friends enjoy a nicer weekend than usual, it meant I was worried I would have to cancel the talk.
Coded Apertures and Precision Dairy
HP Labs 3 Feb 2016
Coded Apertures and Precision Dairy
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Dr. Daniel Lau of the University of Kentucky was recently in the Bay Area and stopped by HP Labs in Palo Alto to give a hosted technical presentation. The conversations ranged from coded apertures to precision dairy.
Holysnap! Integrate Mobile Print SDK to spark "immediate gratification"
Mobile Print SDK 2 Feb 2016
Holysnap! Integrate Mobile Print SDK to spark "immediate gratification"
Author : TheSkipper
When is the best time to integrate printing into your app? Some mobile photo startups focus on the app first, then integrate a print button for the paper-loving segment of their audience. Anton Pereiaslavtsev of Holysnap! didn't want to wait. He wanted the "immediate gratification" of a photo coming out of a printer.
HP Labs devises a new, handheld ink calibration tool to advance next generation commercial printing
HP Labs 25 Jan 2016
HP Labs devises a new, handheld ink calibration tool to advance next generation commercial printing
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At the heart of HP’s successful HP Indigo commercial printing business is a sophisticated ink – known as ElectroInk – that contains electrically chargeable particles that help ensure that Indigo’s presses achieve very high levels of print quality, stability, and durability at high marking engine speeds Maintaining those levels, however, is a challenge, says Omer Gila,
Collaboration the name of the game at university's first  hackathon: QuackHack
Epic Stories 22 Jan 2016
Collaboration the name of the game at university's first hackathon: QuackHack
Author : TheSkipper
Can a junior-class product designer who can't code make the podium at a university hackathon? See what Nicolas Capaldini and Team Virus pulled off at QuackHack, the first hackathon held at the University of Oregon, a school famous for its duck mascot.
Kai Turner of MOO sees the future of paper in the Internet of Things
Print Fundamentals for Developers 21 Jan 2016
Kai Turner of MOO sees the future of paper in the Internet of Things
Author : TheSkipper
When engaged in an epic battle, it's great to find an ally. Here at HP, we have found like-minded thinkers at MOO Inc., a paper-loving design company. In a blog post, Kai Turner, MOO's Senior Product Manger, explores the "physical-to-digital space and the future of paper." Like HP, Kai sees paper going digital and joining the emerging Internet of Things.
HP Inc. Reinvents Professional Creativity and Immersive Learning with "Sprout Pro by HP"
Immersive 19 Jan 2016
HP Inc. Reinvents Professional Creativity and Immersive Learning with "Sprout Pro by HP"
Author : TheSkipper
HP unveils Sprout Pro by HP — designed for schools and creative professionals. The collaborative, 2D/3D hands-on experience of "blended reality" offers new ways to transform classrooms and workspaces. In a worldwide press release, HP details the features of Sprout Pro and its place in the evolution of HP's Immersive Computing platform.
Lei Liu is dreaming big at HP Labs
HP Labs 15 Jan 2016
Lei Liu is dreaming big at HP Labs
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When HP Labs research scientist Lei Liu was a child in XianYang, China, he read a newspaper article detailing how HP originated in a garage in Palo Alto. “That inspired me,” he recalls. “Silicon Valley was clearly somewhere where you could have a dream, incubate it, and see it come true.” Today, Lei is living that dream as a member of HP’s Print and 3D Lab.
On scuba vacation, IFTTT helped me leave the laptop at home
IFTTT 15 Jan 2016
On scuba vacation, IFTTT helped me leave the laptop at home
Author : jeff.bures
Jeff, a Dev Portal account manager and scuba diving geek, hated to leave his PC home when he took a diving vacation to Cozumul. Fortunately, a tablet computer and the service If This Then That allowed him to automate all his photo sharing, tweeting, and emailing. See how IFTTT allowed Jeff to travel PC free.
On Available Energy and Joules as the Currency
HP Labs 14 Jan 2016
On Available Energy and Joules as the Currency
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I’ve learned a lot about energy fundamentals, and about the importance of observation and inference, simply by traveling with my family – both overseas and in the USA. Observing a water tower near a railway station in India, for example, became a lesson in available energy and supply side infrastructure.
PicCollage co-founder touts print engagement at AppNation VII
Mobile Print SDK 13 Jan 2016
PicCollage co-founder touts print engagement at AppNation VII
Author : TheSkipper
At AppNation VII, a conference devoted to software development, Ching-Mei Chen knew that advocating for print would go against the prevailing mindset, so she used data from her company, PicCollage, to show how adding a print button to her photo collage app boosted engagement and retention. The impact was immediate and surprising.
PicCollage co-founder touts print engagement at AppNation VII
Epic Stories 13 Jan 2016
PicCollage co-founder touts print engagement at AppNation VII
Author : TheSkipper
At AppNation VII, a conference devoted to software development, Ching-Mei Chen knew that advocating for print would go against the prevailing mindset, so she used data from her company, PicCollage, to show how adding a print button to her photo collage app boosted engagement and retention. The impact was immediate and surprising.
Sprout goes to Quack Hack, first student hackathon at Univ. of Oregon
Immersive 13 Jan 2016
Sprout goes to Quack Hack, first student hackathon at Univ. of Oregon
Author : TheSkipper
The University of Oregon, a school best known for its duck mascot and football play, is making a technology play Jan. 15-17 in association with Major League Hacking (mlh.io), the "official student hackathon league." The HP Developers Program is supporting the 3-day event, dubbed "Quack Hack," by furnishing an HP Sprout and a cloud-connected wireless printer. HP is also making connections between the university program and the local dev community.
HP Mobile Print teams up with PicCollage for AppNation panel during CES
Mobile Print SDK 10 Jan 2016
HP Mobile Print teams up with PicCollage for AppNation panel during CES
Author : TheSkipper
At AppNation VII – part of the Consumer Electronics Show from Jan. 6 to 9 in Las Vegas – join Ching-Mei Chen, co-founder of PicCollage, and David Parry of HP for a fun, informative workshop about mobile printing.
Corvallis MakerSpace ushers in 2016 in HP's The Daily Inc.
MakerSpace 5 Jan 2016
Corvallis MakerSpace ushers in 2016 in HP's The Daily Inc.
Author : TheSkipper
News of the grand opening of the HP Corvallis MakerSpace was picked up by The Daily Inc. The MakerSpace article is the lead-off feature for the first issue of 2016.        
PicCollage mobile print templates increase engagement and retention
Epic Stories 4 Jan 2016
PicCollage mobile print templates increase engagement and retention
Author : TheSkipper
"There's still something special about having a physical print out of your creations to hang on the wall or send to friends and family." That's not HP talking. That's PicCollage, one of the Top 10 photo apps. Adding mobile printing to PicCollage boosted engagement and monetization — something every developer wants.
Personalized Learning – providing appropriate reading content to each individual
HP Labs 23 Dec 2015
Personalized Learning – providing appropriate reading content to each individual
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One of our objectives in HP’s Print and 3D Lab is to develop a personalized learning technology platform that can tailor print and digital content to the specific learning style of any individual, driving improved learning outcomes for all. Take any number of people and ask them to read the same book.
Sprout makes collaboration faster and easier for drone maker McGahee
Immersive 22 Dec 2015
Sprout makes collaboration faster and easier for drone maker McGahee
Author : TheSkipper
When new technologies get applied to old challenges, you know they are coming of age. Sprout is a revolutionary 3D scanner and computer, but Tyler McGahee, founder of Seraphim, Inc. and maker of the Seraph drone for athletes, discovered its power for collaboration.
The Developers Portal Night Before Christmas
Developer Program 18 Dec 2015
The Developers Portal Night Before Christmas
Author : TheSkipper
(HP only) Here, in the style of the famous poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas," is a recap of the Developer Program's first year. Happy Holidays and an Open New Year to everyone everywhere in HP Inc.
Scientific American: The brain prefers paper for reading
Print Fundamentals for Developers 14 Dec 2015
Scientific American: The brain prefers paper for reading
Author : TheSkipper
Value of print: A YouTube video of a toddler swiping and pressing images in a magazine fueled the popular debate between paper and digital readers back in 2011. The video, titled A Magazine is an iPad that Does Not Work, has been watched almost 5 million times. In 2013, Scientific American editors took on the debate, reviewing research that compared reading on paper to reading on screen.
Mithra Vankipuram looks out for users in HP’s Immersive Experiences Lab
HP Labs 14 Dec 2015
Mithra Vankipuram looks out for users in HP’s Immersive Experiences Lab
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Growing up, HP Labs research scientist Mithra Vankipuram was drawn equally to science, art, math, and engineering. “I’ve always liked applying ideas and building stuff,” she says. That led her to study computer science and engineering as an undergraduate at Anna University in Chennai, India, and then to move to Arizona State University to study for her M.S.
The watch and the printer: a tale of two comebacks
Print Fundamentals for Developers 13 Dec 2015
The watch and the printer: a tale of two comebacks
Author : TheSkipper
Some of the hottest holiday gifts in 2015 look like wrist watches. The keys to the watch's comeback are a cloud connection and a host of new digital tricks. The same resurgence is happening for HP printers. What can you develop that takes advantage of 40 million cloud-connected printers on the Internet of Things?
Hour of Code family discovered in Oregon, USA
Epic Stories 10 Dec 2015
Hour of Code family discovered in Oregon, USA
Author : TheSkipper
For a family in Oregon, Hour of Code classes led by HP volunteers have over-delivered. Hour of Code not only showed every child  at Lincoln Elementary School that they can code, it gave the Gilpin family something to share at home.
For "Hour of Code," Kiki Prottsman demystifies computers for all ages and genders
Epic Stories 7 Dec 2015
For "Hour of Code," Kiki Prottsman demystifies computers for all ages and genders
Author : TheSkipper
Growing up, Kiki Prottsman was always one of the few girls in computer and programming classes. Now, as Education Program Manager for the Hour of Code, Kiki is seeing her vision of egalitarian computing realized around the world.
HP Inc. Joins Hour of Code events to Introduce K-12 Students to Computer Science
Epic Stories 7 Dec 2015
HP Inc. Joins Hour of Code events to Introduce K-12 Students to Computer Science
Author : TheSkipper
HP Inc. announced that more than 800 HP volunteers will take part in Hour of Code – the largest learning event in history – during Computer Science Education Week, December 7-13, 2015.
HP Print Channel launched on IFTTT
IFTTT 1 Dec 2015
HP Print Channel launched on IFTTT
Author : TheSkipper
In early 2015, HP launched an "HP Print" channel for the web service "If This Then That" (IFTTT.com). The service allows consumers to chain together simple commands to make automated workflows. HP CTO Shane Wall invited Phillip McCoog, an HP Fellow, to explain how HP's Print Channel on IFTTT integrates 40 million printers already on the Internet of Things.
New Sprout plug-in for Unity 5.0 developers (Streaming webinar)
Immersive 1 Dec 2015
New Sprout plug-in for Unity 5.0 developers (Streaming webinar)
Author : TheSkipper
HP has created a Sprout plug-in for Unity 5.0 developers. In this webcast, Sprout engineers show how you can use Sprout's dual-screen system, 3D image capture, and Intel RealSense camera to create 3D experiences.
A look at the software that powers 3D printing
HP Labs 30 Nov 2015
A look at the software that powers 3D printing
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I am a research manager at HP Labs and for the past several months I and members of my team have been working on software and algorithms aspects of HP’s new Multi Jet Fusion™ technology. HP Multi Jet FusionTM technology will revolutionize the 3D printing space.
Printing from a web app directly to a printer
Print Fundamentals for Developers 8 Nov 2015
Printing from a web app directly to a printer
Author : TheSkipper
Three ways to print from a web app directly to a printer (without going through the computer): Print by ePrint Print by Google Cloudprint Print by local network
HP Corvallis MakerSpace grand opening: Tom Carrico on making stellar photographs
MakerSpace 5 Nov 2015
HP Corvallis MakerSpace grand opening: Tom Carrico on making stellar photographs
Author : TheSkipper
Tom Carrico has been making and inventing inside HP for almost half of the company’s existence. He retired in 2015 to pursue his “wonderful hobby” – astrophotography. "Taking photographs of the night sky still requires a maker mentality and do-it-yourself determination."
HP Corvallis MakerSpace grand opening: Tom Carrico on making stellar photographs
Epic Stories 5 Nov 2015
HP Corvallis MakerSpace grand opening: Tom Carrico on making stellar photographs
Author : TheSkipper
Tom Carrico has been making and inventing inside HP for almost half of the company’s existence. He retired in 2015 to pursue his “wonderful hobby” – astrophotography. "Taking photographs of the night sky still requires a maker mentality and do-it-yourself determination."
Printing HTML headers and footers
Print Fundamentals for Developers 5 Nov 2015
Printing HTML headers and footers
Author : TheSkipper
A common question I see is how to print headers and footers when printing a webpage. An old stackoverflow post posed this question: Is it possible to print HTML pages with custom headers and footers on each printed page? I'd like to add the word "UNCLASSIFIED" in red, Arial, size 16pt to the top and bottom of every print
Printing HTML headers and footers
Print Fundamentals for Developers 5 Nov 2015
Printing HTML headers and footers
Author : TheSkipper
A common question I see is how to print headers and footers when printing a webpage. An old stackoverflow post posed this question: Is it possible to print HTML pages with custom headers and footers on each printed page? I'd like to add the word "UNCLASSIFIED" in red, Arial, size 16pt to the top and bottom of every print
Web printing in landscape
Print Fundamentals for Developers 3 Nov 2015
Web printing in landscape
Author : TheSkipper
Some content needs to be printed in landscape. This is fairly common when you have spreadsheets or data-filled reports. This can be tricky when printing from the browser, because it relies on the user to select landscape printing, which is rarely the default orientation. If you use PDF generation on the server, it's relatively easy to enforce landscape orientation.
Sprout goes to World Maker Faire New York
Immersive 2 Nov 2015
Sprout goes to World Maker Faire New York
Author : TheSkipper
The Sprout Tour truck, criss-crossing America to show off immersive computing and "blended reality," parked at the World Maker Faire in New York in late September 2015. Check out the video interview by Makezine.com. 
Sprout goes to World Maker Faire New York
Immersive 2 Nov 2015
Sprout goes to World Maker Faire New York
Author : TheSkipper
The Sprout Tour truck, criss-crossing America to show off immersive computing and "blended reality," parked at the World Maker Faire in New York in late September 2015. Check out the video interview by Makezine.com. 
Ugmos and Einsteins at the Cheltenham Science Festival
HP Labs 29 Oct 2015
Ugmos and Einsteins at the Cheltenham Science Festival
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HPLabs, Bristol, are once again proud to be one of the major sponsors of the annual Cheltenham Science Festival. We have been supporting the festival, which runs over six days, for several years. It is a fun and vibrant event, making Science interesting for everyone, there are demos, presentations and so much more to enjoy.
HP Labs researchers pilot a novel education platform at “Superhero School”
HP Labs 29 Oct 2015
HP Labs researchers pilot a novel education platform at “Superhero School”
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Researchers from HP Labs recently taught a pair of coding classes at “STEAM LEADS,”a pilot STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) enrichment program for middle school students offered by the Cupertino Library in Cupertino, California.
Mobile Print SDK gets award at Mobile Photo Connect
Epic Stories 29 Oct 2015
Mobile Print SDK gets award at Mobile Photo Connect
Author : TheSkipper
At the third annual Mobile Photo Connect conference in San Francisco, HP's Mobile Print SDK was picked as one of the Top 6 apps.
Generate PDFs to make your webpages print beautifully from any browser
Print Fundamentals for Developers 29 Oct 2015
Generate PDFs to make your webpages print beautifully from any browser
Author : TheSkipper
Web Printing Tutorial: Do your web pages print differently in different browsers? Use these PDF techniques to make printing from your website consistent and beautiful across all browsers.
iOS printing resources
Mobile Print SDK 29 Oct 2015
iOS printing resources
Author : TheSkipper
Mobile print - There are way more Android devices in the world than Apple phones and tablets. So why is there a lot more printing coming from iOS devices? iOS developer James Trask at HP San Diego gives the answer and his favorite iOS resources.  
IDC finds support for mobile printing is "shockingly lacking"
Mobile Print SDK 29 Oct 2015
IDC finds support for mobile printing is "shockingly lacking"
Author : TheSkipper
Mobile printing - International Data Corp.studied mobile printing in six countries and concluded, "The business value for smartphone/tablet printing is enormously clear, and yet support for this is shockingly lacking in 2015. This is a huge missed productivity opportunity for both businesses and print providers."
Paper going away? You decide.
Print Fundamentals for Developers 29 Oct 2015
Paper going away? You decide.
Author : TheSkipper
Value of print - It has been half a century since Businessweek predicted the paperless "Office of the Future." Decide for yourself whether paper is going away, or whether half a billion installed printers can add value to your apps and websites.
Selecting regions of a webpage to print
Print Fundamentals for Developers 29 Oct 2015
Selecting regions of a webpage to print
Author : TheSkipper
Web Printing Tutorial: One of the most common needs when formatting a webpage to print is turning off regions that don't need to be displayed. As explained in the full tutorial, this is usually done with display: none;
In the beginning was the Print Button, and it was good - but not great
Print Fundamentals for Developers 29 Oct 2015
In the beginning was the Print Button, and it was good - but not great
Author : TheSkipper
All print APIs trace their code roots back to the humble Print Button – an on-screen button that opened the print dialog box. It is still one of the handiest pieces of code around.
Generating PDFs from HTML for non-web content
Print Fundamentals for Developers 29 Oct 2015
Generating PDFs from HTML for non-web content
Author : TheSkipper
Web printing tutorial: This tutorial explores the world of page layout using HTML and CSS to design printed pages. The goal is not merely a nicely printed web page, but a specific piece of printable non-web content, such as a brochure or book,
Paper, Screen, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail - an Allegory
Print Fundamentals for Developers 29 Oct 2015
Paper, Screen, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail - an Allegory
Author : TheSkipper
Value of Print - A scene from the classic British comedy says a lot about the attitude some screen-only developers take toward paper and printing.
Public Radio considers "The Future of Paper"
Print Fundamentals for Developers 29 Oct 2015
Public Radio considers "The Future of Paper"
Author : TheSkipper
Value of Print - Eric Weiner, a reporter for National Public Radio, also used the famous not-dead-yet scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail to underscore his report about the endearing, enduring durability of paper.
Web-assisted Mobile Print
Mobile Print SDK 29 Oct 2015
Web-assisted Mobile Print
Author : TheSkipper
In web-assisted mobile print, the work of rendering content into a printable form is done only once: on the web. Printing is then automatically available for iOS and Android printing.
In-browser preview of print CSS
Print Fundamentals for Developers 29 Oct 2015
In-browser preview of print CSS
Author : TheSkipper
Web printing tutorial: As a web developer working on print, I've often needed to see the impact of stylesheet changes to print media. This isn't always easy to do. It turns out you can preview print stylesheets directly in the browser on Chrome!  The basic functionality has been present for a while, but Google occasionally changes how you access this feature. These instructions work as of Chrome v.43.
The enduring paper catalog and the power of print in an omnichannel world
Print Fundamentals for Developers 29 Oct 2015
The enduring paper catalog and the power of print in an omnichannel world
Author : TheSkipper
Value of Print - More than 20 years into the Internet revolution, why are there still catalogs in my mailbox? Why did Lands' End bring back its catalog and create a host of specialty catalogs?  
Public Radio considers "The Future of Paper" - the return of paper notebooks
Print Fundamentals for Developers 29 Oct 2015
Public Radio considers "The Future of Paper" - the return of paper notebooks
Author : TheSkipper
NPR headline: Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever.  Handy, easy-to-carry moleskine notebooks are returning to classrooms. Taking notes with pen and paper requires a mental synthesis that typing lacks.
Future engineers from Girls Innovate! visit HP Labs
HP Labs 26 Oct 2015
Future engineers from Girls Innovate! visit HP Labs
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Just before heading back to school from summer break, a group of high school girls passionate about math, science, and technology got to visit HP Labs in Palo Alto for a glimpse of how women engineers are making a difference in an industrial lab and beyond.
Reading analytics - analyzing how people read online
HP Labs 26 Oct 2015
Reading analytics - analyzing how people read online
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In the online world, there are two well-known “species” of user: “searchers” and “shoppers.” Each leaves a voluminous trail of information behind them. Web searchers mainly deposit search keywords and result clicks, while shoppers’ trails are made up of views, purchases, and rentals of products.
HP Labs Middleware research enables Software-Defined Manufacturing
HP Labs 26 Oct 2015
HP Labs Middleware research enables Software-Defined Manufacturing
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Mass customization, in Tseng and Jiao’s definition, is "producing [customized, personalized] goods and services to meet individual customer's needs with near mass production efficiency".
Developer Program News - July 2015
Developer Program 1 Jul 2015
Developer Program News - July 2015
Author : TheSkipper
HP Developer Program news from July 2015, four months before the program went live at hp.io. See the Dev Portal taking shape.