Wolf Paulus’ Journal

Hi there and thanks so much for stopping by!
My name is Wolf Paulus, I’m a photographer, hiker, hacker, and technologist, based in Ramona, California.
This is my journal, where I share quick thoughts and ideas on technology.

I’m appointed to the advisory committee at the University of California, Irvine, and occasionally speak at conferences and user groups, on topics ranging from Embedded/Mobile Technology to Emotional Prosody and Voice and Conversational User Interfaces.

October 6, 2018 Desert Code Camp, Phoenix, AZ

On Saturday October 6, I will be speaking at the Desert Code Camp on Building an Alexa Skill w/ the newest Alexa Skill Kit for Java :: Impl. an AWS Lambda function in Java building and deploying w/ AWS CodeBuild

The event takes place at the beautiful Pecos Campus in Chandler – Gilbert, AZ.

October 16, 2018 San Diego Java User's Group
Lightning Talk at the San Diego Java User’s Group – Java, AWS Lambda, and so much more
It’s been way too long, looking forward to seeing all my local friends again, this time at NextGen, 4075 Sorrento Valley Blvd. San Diego, CA 92121
February 5-7, 2019 Business of Bots Conference

The Business of Bots, the #1 Bot Conference for Conversational AI, Chatbots, Voicebots, Virtual Assistants and Multimodal, is taking place at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel on Sutter St. in San Francisco.
On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, my talk is titled “Affect in Bot Conversations”. You can read about and look at slides of course, but I’d rather meet with you in person in San Fran.
March 11-12, 2019 Conversational Interaction Conference

The CI Conference #CIcon2019 taking place at the DoubleTree San Jose, focuses on dynamic and rapidly developing areas of Artificial Intelligence, like interpreting speech or text.
On Monday, March 11, 2019, my talk is titled “Affect, the ultimate differentiator – The Engineering of Emotion.”
April 29 - May 1, 2019 SpeechTEK, Speech Technology and AI Conference

On Wednesday, May 1st, 2019, I will be speaking at SpeechTEK 2019, The World’s Leading Speech Technology and AI Conference, where my talk is titled “Affect, the ultimate differentiator – The Engineering of Emotion.”

Many of the new concepts I’m working on, are communicated best through video clips or short films.
Take a look at some short HD films that I have created over the last few months and years.

“Amateur Professionalism”, a concept used since 2004, describes an emerging sociological and economic trend of people pursuing amateur activities to professional standards. That pretty much describes, how I look at my photography work today.
If you like, take a look at some of my photos and the stories they tell.

Only speak when spoken to
It wasn’t Steve Jobs, but former Apple Computer CEO John Sculley, who in his book Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple, introduced
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Installing Tomcat on macOS 10.14 Mojave
The Servlet 4.0 specification is out and Tomcat 9.0.x does support it. Time to dive into Tomcat 9. Prerequisite: Java Since
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Configuring multiple SSL certificates for a single Tomcat connector
Sometimes you may want the same Tomcat instance to respond to requests for more than just one hostname. For HTTP
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Micro Python on ESP32 (HUZZAH32)
Adafruit’s HUZZAH32 Feather board is built with the official WROOM32 module: Two CPU cores that can be individually controlled, and the
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Installing an SSL Certificate on Tomcat
If you have Tomcat installed on your Mac or Linux computer, like I have shown here and here, you may
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Emotion Lamp
The idea behind the Vocal-Emotion Lamp is rather simple: to use a small affordable computer that can continually recognize emotion from the human voice
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Custom wakeup-words for an Android app
With most modern Android phones, just saying the phrase “OK Google” will launch the Google assistant app, which is capable
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Serverless compute with Java, on AWS Lambda
Serverless computing is a cloud computing execution model, in which the cloud provider dynamically manages the allocation of machine resources. Serverless
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How to get conversational UI right
Cross-Post from my article on VentureBeat.com With the rise of AI, voice, and more generally language-driven technologies — like chatbots,
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