One of the advantages of the mathematics sciences group being embedded in a wider school means that there are additional training opportunities. For example, last week Jim Bennet from Microsoft visited the University of Plymouth to show the new Xamarin.Forms product. This allows users to write cross-platform Apps for both the android and Iphone systems. The Apps could connect with the cloud and also use AI services in the cloud. There was also a workshop on the Internet of Things.
The visit was organized by Dr Nicholas Outram in Electrical Engineering. Although the visit was aimed at computing, there was a staff member from CMS and a student on the undergraduate maths program attending as well.
Later on on the year, there will be another visit from a person from Microsoft, who will explain the AI offerings in more detail.
The material presented at the event is here.