IEEE Chicago/Rockford Consultants' Network; "OddballSportsTV - A Real-World Computer Vision Design Case Study", VIRTUAL MEETING


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Join us for our next bi-monthly Consultants' Network meeting on Monday, January 25th at 7PM, featuring a project case study presention by David Hoffman, a local Chicago based Computer Vision Software Engineer and Consultant. Join us and your fellow consultants to learn more. Due to COVID-19, this will be ONLINE only. Our meetings are free and open to anyone who is interested, not just consultants or IEEE members.

IMPORTANT: You must register with valid email by end of the day on Saturday, January 23rd to get the Webex login information. Webex login credentials will be sent to your registered email the day before this event.

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  • Palatine, Illinois
  • United States
  • About the IEEE Chicago/Rockford Consultants' Network

    The IEEE Chicago/Rockford Consultants' Network fosters and promotes the interests of technology consultants in the IEEE Chicago and Rock River Valley sections as a local affinity group within the IEEE-USA Alliance of IEEE Consultants Networks.

  • Co-sponsored by The Harper College Makerspace and Entrepreneur Center - Jeff Moy, Manager
  • Starts 04 January 2021 03:29 PM
  • Ends 23 January 2021 11:59 PM
  • All times are America/Chicago
  • No Admission Charge
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David Hoffman's LinkedIn Profile
David Hoffman's LinkedIn Profile of Computer Vision and AI Engineering Services


OddballSportsTV - A Real-World Computer Vision Design Case Study

David is engineering a computer vision system for OddballSportsTV to augment their livestream and post-production events with automated scoring, annotations, statistics, and more. David will discuss the project background, design consideration and trade-offs, current challenges, future plans, and a call for collaboration. The presentation will include a Python and OpenCV code walkthrough in a Colab Jupyter Notebook. Time permitting, a live scale model of the application will be demonstrated. 
Oddball Sports is a multimedia platform covering the wide world of odd, niche and high-growth sports. Oddball covers these sports and communities with storytelling and original content, with an emphasis on video production. Their video content is varied and includes live game broadcasts, panel shows, coaching tutorials and scripted shorts.
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David Hoffman has authored or co-authored over 170 tutorials and one 3-volume book on computer vision and deep learning with PyImageSearch. He has been an IEEE Member since 2006 and has over 9 years of experience working in private and government sectors.  
David’s passion for computer vision began at NC State University, where he and other members of their Underwater Robotics Club developed autonomous submarine robots that navigated with sensors including cameras, hydrophone arrays, sonar, and inertial measurement units. David attended East Carolina University for his graduate education where his research involved using computing clusters to perform high-performance image processing at scale. 
Currently, David serves on the technical advisory board for AccuTennis, is building a computer vision based system for OddballSportsTV, and is working with educational organizations to share his knowledge in  computer vision. David's technology consulting business serves clients needing expertise in computer vision and artificial intelligence: 

Address:Chicago, Illinois, United States


6:55pm - Participants Login

7:00pm - Announcements & Introductions

7:05pm - Jeff Moy's Overview of the Harper College Makerspace and Entrepreneur Center

7:15pm - David Hoffman's Presentation followed with Q&A

The IEEE Chicago / Rockford Consultants' Network would like to extend a special thanks to the MAKERSPACE AND ENTREPRENEUR CENTER at HARPER COLLEGE for their support of our past events. Though COVID-19 has disrupted their operations, you can learn more about the many exciting developments underway at this new, growing community by visiting