1. Ok... this video is like a month late... my bad.

    Here's the deal, we talk about our demo in the video, and then of course we went on a month long bender of demoing and presenting, and preparing, and crazy development weeks... and we didn't get a chance to either edit this video, or even film a new one. So now we are out of the woods, and we can put the video up!

    Sorry if it's weird.

    We talk about phonemes, our open source mentality, the upcoming demo, and the work we've been doing.


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  2. Today is the saddest Whiskey Dev Journal, because today we talk about how dumb Ben is. Ok, we only do that for a minute or two-- but still. Today's topic is how and why we are doing super real NLP, and the challenges we are facing since we are on the forefront of research in two areas!

    Also, we get up to Hijinks!

    Meet our first employee, Josie! She is our copy editor, helping us prepare texts for analysis!

    See our server! We has them!

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  3. Today we talk about the beautiful, and sometimes tricky, marriage between two very difficult kinds of developers. We start with a lightning round to discuss how we develop and it quickly becomes apparent that we're coming from very difficult backgrounds! Sometimes this is a blessing, other times its a challenge, but we wanted to talk about how we could merge our work styles into something amazing!

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  4. Today we get into our data woes and wins! We talk about how to acquire bibliographic data-- turns out it isn't easy. How to acquire training sets for our algorithms, and all the challenges we faced. Suddenly as real developers we have to deal with the very real issues of Terms of Use/Service, and Copyright issues-- something we respect greatly!

    The story begins and ends well, though-- so that's good.

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  5. So first off, sorry for the Japanese voice over effect, not sure what went wrong in iMovie...

    Second, look at that awesome wall color! Boom!

    Today we're talking about our experience at Big Nerd Ranch, learning how to program apps for the iPhone, and how we managed to release our first iPhone app-- BookLeveler (through sheer luck and awesome!)

    Then we talk about the friends we made, and the starting of a Cocoa Group in Columbia, MD called Applesauce. (Yep, that happened).

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