Springtime (April - June) is developer conference time. It probably started with the back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons in the fall. In order to fill the pipeline and retail channel with software to go with the new hardware, companies invited their developers to preview the new features of the operating systems so they could write code for the new products.

Microsoft's Annual Build conference was held this month as was Google I/O. Facebook developers met in April, and Apple's turn is June 5. What's in the air? What will products look like in the next year? 

Some of the words in the air at 2017 developer conferences:

  • AI (artificial intelligence)
  • AR (augmented reality)
  • Cloud
  • Speech recognition

Some of the developer conversations:

  • Kotlln and Swift
  • Neural networks

Some of the quotes from developer conferences: 

 "AI is going to disrupt every single business".-- Harry Shum, Microsoft EVP AI and Research Group at Microsoft Build 2017, 5/10/2017

"An important shift from a mobile first world to an AI first world" -- Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google I/O 2017

“We can’t build the AR product that we want today, so building VR is the path to getting to those AR glasses” -- Mark Zuckerberg in Recode interview 

Joe and Jesse talk about some of the highlights on The Roundtable on WAMC Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11 AM.