ColoriseBot: three months on

For DockerCon EU in Copenhagen back in October, Oli Callaghan and I developed a Twitter bot backed by OpenFaaS with help from Alex Ellis. How it works Just tweet a black & white photo to @colorisebot! What happened next? The bot was a great success during the conference but soon dropped off afterwards. Then, half way through November, Matthew Hughes wrote an article on The Next Web showing off ColoriseBot. A few minutes later, the bot was swamped with requests in the hundreds-per-minute range. After a few teething issues and working late into the night with Alex, we came up with solutions to the load problems we faced and were able to develop a far more error-tolerant service complete with continue...

Colourising Video with OpenFaaS Serverless Functions

Introduction In a previous post I talked about how to deploy serverless functions to an OpenFaaS cluster with ease. This post expands on this to show how we deployed a Machine Learning algorithm to colourise black & white videos using OpenFaaS. We presented the end result of this at DockerCon EU 2017 in the Community Theatre in Copenhagen. In the beginning After DockerCon in April of this year, I spotted this post on Mashable with some really cool examples of colourised photos from World War Two. This really hit home with me because they really bring the era to life; colour photos give you far more context than monotone photos do. I started to wonder how feasible it would be continue...