Bruce Elgort, Faculty Member, Clark College

I’ll admit it, I was dismissive of consumer digital voice assistants when they first arrived on the scene.

Over time I have slowly been integrating them into my home and work lives only to help feed my current addiction. Not only do they provide amazing alternative interface experiences out of the box, but they also allow me the consummate “script kitty” to push them to do more. They also provide some pretty incredible accessibility features that you will learn about.

An hour doesn’t go by when my family and I aren’t dependent on these magical devices. Two years into this adventure of augmenting our household and my work life I have an amazing story to share with you.

“Alexa set a reminder to speak at CHIFOO on June 5th”.

About the Speaker

You’ll find this technology professor – an award-winning instructor at Clark College – working hard to inspire and challenge his students with meaningful web development and programming experiences. With a skinny vanilla latte (no foam) in hand, Bruce loves to tinker and test the boundaries of existing and emerging technologies, to then guide hungry minds through memorable, educational journeys to showcase with passion the ever-evolving innovations of society. An industry leader, Bruce is known for co-developing Elguji’s IdeaJam software, and is recognized by IBM as an ‘IBM Champion’ for being an innovative thought leader in cloud technologies.

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