#Event – 30 min of #MachineLearning.Net on the next @mvpdays on Jan 30!

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Hi !

less than 24 hours for a full day of free training, take a look at MVP Days.

I was lucky enough to have my slot to share some experiences and a zero to one demo on Machine Learning.Net

Getting Started with Machine Learning.Net and Windows Machine Learning

Machine Learning has moved out of the lab and into production systems. Understanding how to work with this technology is one of the essential skills for developers today. In this session, you will learn the basics of machine learning, how to use existing models and services in your apps, and how to get started with creating your own simple models.
And if you are a .Net developer, we will cover the basis of Machine Learning.Net, a complete ML framework to work with C#, F# or any other .Net Core language.

You should really check the agenda, there are a lot of amazing topics and speakers !

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

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#Event – Resources used on my @CodeMash session [How a PoC at home can scale to Enterprise Level using #CustomVision APIs]

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Hi !

What an amazing time at CodeMash (http://codemash.org/). This conference is one the best experiences I’ve had so far. I’ll write a more detailed post next week, this one is to share some of the materials used during my session

How a PoC at home can scale to Enterprise Level using Custom Vision APIs

It all started with a DIY project to use Computer Vision for security cameras at home. A custom Machine Learning model is the core component used to analyze pictures to detect people, animals and more in a house environment. The AI processing is performed at the edge, in dedicated hardware and the collected information is stored in the cloud.

The same idea can be applied to several CCTV scenarios, like parking lots, train stations, malls and more. However, moving this into enterprise scale brings a set of challenges, which are going to be described and explained in this session.

These are the slides I’ve used

And the source code is available here

https://github.com/elbruno/events/tree/master/2019%2001%2010%20CodeMash%20CustomVision

In the source code you can find the console and Windows 10 app samples I’ve coded live and also the exported images of my custom vision demo project in windows, linux and raspberry pi flavors. The 3rd one is where I spent some time updating the original linux one to work on the small device.

And as usual a couple of interesting links

Greetings @ Sandusky, Ohio

El Bruno

#Event – I’ll be at @CodeMash on Ohio in 17 days sharing some #AI and #CustomVision experiences

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Hi!

I’m going to be part of one of the most amazing developer events in NA: CodeMash (http://www.codemash.org/). It will be my first time in Ohio, and also it will be an amazing opportunity to network and have some face-to-face chats with some amazing people. (Just look at the Speaker List)

I was also lucky to host a session around Artificial Intelligence with Cognitive Services at Enterprise Level. The latest announcements of containers and Cognitive Services are ready on time for this!

How a PoC at home can scale to Enterprise Level using Custom Vision APIs

It all started with a DIY project to use Computer Vision for security cameras at home. A custom Machine Learning model is the core component used to analyze pictures to detect people, animals and more in a house environment. The AI processing is performed at the edge, in dedicated hardware and the collected information is stored in the cloud.
The same idea can be applied to several CCTV scenarios, like parking lots, train stations, malls and more. However, moving this into enterprise scale brings a set of challenges, which are going to be described and explained in this session.

Session List: http://www.codemash.org/session-list/

Happy coding and see you there!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Event – Resources for the session [Getting Started with Machine Learning.Net & Windows Machine Learning] on the Tech Valley .NET UG @TUVG

Hi!

Another post-event post, this time with a big thanks to Chris Miller (@anotherlab) and to all the members of the Tech Valley .NET User Group. We had an amazing time, via Skype in the session about Windows ML and Machine Learning.Net.

As usual, now it’s time to share slides, code and more.

Source Code GitHub https://github.com/elbruno/events/tree/master/2018%2012%2018%20TechValley%20NetUG%20MLNet

And some Machine Learning.Net resources:

Resources

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Event – Materials and resources for ALMOST ALL SESSIONS of the #GlobalAIBootcamp in Toronto

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Hi!

Wow, our the first Global AI Bootcamp in Greater Toronto Area at Microsoft office was a huge event! We had around 200 attendees and participants and tons of amazing sessions.

A big thank to everyone who participated in the event: Attendees, Speakers, Support team, Microsoft employees, Avanade employees and more.

And I’m starting to collect the materials we used during all sessions and share all here in this GitHub Repo https://github.com/elbruno/GlobalAIBootcampToronto

For more details, take a look at Ehsan post in LinkedIn

Today Dec 15, Metro Toronto .NET User Group hosted the first AI Bootcamp in Greater Toronto Area at Microsoft office at Mississauga.

We had around 200 attendees and participants on this global event. Bruno Capuano & I would like to thanks Iman Abudagga, Ozge Yeloglu, Betsy Weber, Asmita Usturge Margaryta Ostapchuk, Max Vu from Microsoft for their full support.

As well as our great organizers team including Luca Gobbi,Armin Karimi,Ali Mosabebi, Prasad Kamat (PK), Obi Oberoi, Arlan Nugara,David Rodela, Fatih Furkan İnciroğlu

And our sponsors Microsoft and Avanade. And all our speakers Vivek Patel,Ashraf Ghonaim Hisham Qaddoumi , Kumar VN, Noman SIddiqui & Maria Acevedo, Jucinei Pereira Dos Santos, Kanwal Khipple, Mathias Tello, Serhiy Shyyko

Agenda here: https://lnkd.in/eUBeHGr

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Event – #GlobalAIBootcamp, Keynote

Hi !

On the 15th of December the Global AI Bootcamp takes places and kicks-off with a 30 minute global keynote on 67 venues worldwide!

Don’t miss out on Jennifer Marsman, Tess Ferrandez, Seth Juarez, Damian Brady, Hanna Wallach, Nilesh Acharya, Amy Kate Boyd, Eric Boyd and more kicking of this day packed with workshops and talks on AI

And, in the local Mississiauga edition, we will be honored to have Ozge Yeloglu talking about Ethical Artificial Intelligence!

 

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Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Event – Global AI Bootcamp, session list

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Hi !

This is complete list of sessions for the Global AI Bootcamp in Toronto

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/global-ai-bootcamp-2018-microsoft-canada-mississauga-hq-tickets-53224085673

Kanwal Khipple

Introduction to Microsoft Cognitive Services and AI

New to the Microsoft AI space? Attend this session to learn the different Microsoft services tailored to AI. We will also get a chance to review the powerful pre-built models that comprise Microsoft Cognitive Services and see how much can be achieved in just a few minutes with the Custom Vision service.

Room 2
Sat 10:45 AM – 11:30 am

Kumar VN

ML on Azure Databricks

This session provides an introduction to using Spark ML on Azure Databricks

Room 1
Sat 10:45 AM – 11:30 am

Bruno Capuano

Getting Started with Machine Learning.Net and Windows Machine Learning

Machine Learning has moved out of the lab and into production systems. Understanding how to work with this technology is one of the essential skills for developers today. In this session, you will learn the basics of machine learning, how to use existing models and services in your apps, and how to get started with creating your own simple models.
And if you are a .Net developer, we will cover the basis of Machine Learning.Net, a complete ML framework to work with C#, F# or any other .Net Core language.

Room 3
Sat 11:30 AM – 12:00 pm

Ehsan Eskandari

Intelligence on Azure IoT edge

This sessions is a high level overview of AI on Azure IoT Edge

Room 2
Sat 11:30 AM – 12:00 pm

Margaryta Ostapchuk

Predictive Analytics with Spark in Azure Databricks

You can attend this session to get an overview of how to use Spark to do Machine Learning in Azure Databricks

Room 1
Sat 11:30 AM – 12:00 pm

Armin Karimi

Building an AI enabled cross platform app in under 1 hour

It is easy for humans to look at an image and differentiate between people and objects between them. But these are actually hard problems to solve with a computer and requires expertise to implement.

In this presentation, we are going to build a cross platform Xamarin App which leverages Microsoft Face API, Azure Functions, and Azure Storage, to create a random winner photo application. We are going to see how Microsoft has created developer friendly tools to use AI in your applications using your existing knowledge.

Room 1
Sat 12:30 PM – 1:15 pm

Margaryta Ostapchuk

Cognitive Services: out of the box, custom, in containers

During this session we will discuss cognitive services and how you can use them out of the box, customize with your own data. Several of the Azure Cognitive Services APIs are available as Docker containers: you can download a container that provides the exact same APIs as the cloud-based services, and run it on a local Linux-based server or edge device.

Room 2
Sat 12:30 PM – 1:15 pm

Noman SIddiqui and Maria Acevedo

UX of AI: Why it Matters?

An overview about the need and relevance of user-experience design and Cognitive Psychology principles pertaining to AI, (including behaviour-based bots, chatbots, AR and machine learning).

Room 3
Sat 12:30 PM – 1:15 pm

Vivek Patel

AI Capabilities for Power BI

With the massive volumes of data generated today about every aspect of a business finding insights from the data can be challenging. This is where AI can help. AI can aid in data exploration, comb through the data to automatically find patterns, help users understand what the data means, and predict future outcomes to help business drive results.

There are huge opportunities when workers across an organization can leverage AI for improving business outcomes. But data scientists, who are crucial to deploying AI solutions, don’t have the bandwidth to provide custom solutions to all users at an organization. Businesses need ways to surface the valuable work of data scientists and empower more users to leverage AI in easy and intuitive ways.

Power BI has been a pioneer in applying AI through capabilities such as natural language, which enables users to get answers by asking questions in plain English, or Quick Insights, which automatically finds patterns in data.

This session is demo intense.

Room 1
Sat 1:15 PM – 2:00 pm

Mathias Tello

Microsoft Cognitive Services – LUIS

LUIS is a machine learning-based service to build natural language processing into applications. We will be taking a close look on how to use LUIS as well as maintain LUIS applications

Room 3
Sat 1:15 PM – 2:00 pm

Hisham Qaddoumi

The Age of “QauantAzure”: Democratizing Quantum AI computing with Azure Cloud

Quantum Computing was only available by organizations with a lot of money till Microsoft Azure decided that the age of Quantum Monopolizing is OVER. Now with Q-Cloud and Quantum Development Kit (QDK) you can achieve wonders utilizing Quantum for your AI solutions.
Topics include:
1- What is Quantum Computing?
2- Why Quantum Computing? Why Now?
3- Solving problem with Quantum vs Classic Computing
4- Applied Quantum
5- Azure Q-Cloud
6- Q# and QDK
7- Quantum Gates (H, CNOT, Z and X)

Room 2
Sat 1:15 PM – 2:00 pm

Luca Gobbi

Chatbots, Serverless and AI on Azure

This series will show that prototyping a working system is easier than ever! We will build an interactive chat-bot with machine learning skills covering all the steps from allocating cloud resources, coding and deploying. Attendees will learn about Azure Cloud Platform, Serverless Functions, Chat-bots, REST APIs, HTTP protocols, C#, understanding documentation and how to connect components and services together to create simple but creative systems

Room 1
Sat 2:30 PM – 4:45 pm

Kanwal Khipple

Leverage Bots in your Digital Workplace

Attend this session to better understand the benefit of bots and how integrating them into your organization can help common tasks automated. It’s the first step toward better integration between business applications together. At the end of this session, we’ll demo bots and sample solutions currently available in the Office 365 space.

Room 3
Sat 2:30 PM – 3:15 pm

Jucinei Pereira Dos Santos

Set up a ChatBot From Zero To hero with Bot Framework

In this workshop, will presented how can we set up a chatbot. Using Microsoft Bot Framework is possible to set up a chatbot of the easy way and faster. During the presentation will present the integration of chatbot with, Microsoft Azure, Luis and Qna Maker from zero to Hero.
This workshop will be divided into three sections:
– Development environment setup;
– LUIS Integration;
– QnA Maker Overview.

All of the demos will be running in visual studio 2017 using c# as a language.

Room 3
Sat 3:15 PM – 4:00 pm

Serhiy Shyyko

Bot framework and LUIS BFF

By integrating LUIS into the Bot Framework we can allow our bots to be more intelligent and understand human intents and make complex response.
Bot Framework v4 and LUIS are true BFFs.

Room 3
Sat 4:00 PM – 4:45 pm

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Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Event – Global AI Bootcamp final registration link and final agenda published

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Hi!

This one will be amazing

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/global-ai-bootcamp-2018-microsoft-canada-mississauga-hq-tickets-53224085673

Welcome to Global AI Bootcamp 2018!

All around the world user groups and communities want to learn about AI and Machine Learning!

On Dec 15, 2018, all communities will come together once again in the first great Global AI Bootcamp event!

Each community will organize their own one day deep dive class on AI the way they see fit and how it works for their members. The result is that thousands of people get to learn about AI and join together online under the social hashtag #GlobalAIBootcamp !

THE MISSISSAUGA EVENT WILL BE A JAM PACKED DAY OF LEARNING AND FANTASTIC SPEAKERS ALL FROM YOUR LOCAL MICROSOFT COMMUNITY!

There is a nominal fee of $7 to help with venue, food, and beverage expenses.

AGENDA


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM => Registration & Breakfast


10:00 AM – 10:45 AM => Keynote


10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

MPR A: ML on Azure Databricks by Kumar VN

MPR B: Introduction to Microsoft Cognitive Services and AI by Kanwal Khipple

MPR C: ML Model Development and deployment using Azure ML SDK by Asmita Usturge


11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

MPR A: Predictive Analytics with Spark in Azure Databricks by Margaryta Ostapchuk

MPR B: Intelligence on Azure IoT edge by Ehsan Eskandari

MPR C: Getting Started with Machine Learning.Net and Windows Machine Learning by Bruno Capuano


12:00 PM – 12:30 PM => Lunch


12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

MPR A: Building an AI enabled cross platform app in under 1 hour by Armin Karimi

MPR B: Cognitive Services: out of the box, custom, in containers by Margaryta Ostapchuk

MPR C: UX of AI: Why it Matters? by Noman SIddiqui & Maria Acevedo


1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

MPR A: AI Capabilities for Power BI by Vivek Patel

MPR B: The Age of “QauantAzure”: Democratizing Quantum AI computing with Azure Q-Cloud by Hisham Qaddoumi

MPR C: Microsoft Cognitive Services – LUIS by Mathias Tello


2:00 PM – 2:30 PM => Break


2:30 PM – 4:45 PM

MPR A: Chatbots, Serverless and AI on Azure by Luca Gobbi

MPR B: Workshop and HOLs

MPR C:

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM => Leverage Bots in your Digital Workplace by Kanwal Khipple

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM => Set up a ChatBot From Zero To hero with Bot Framework by Jucinei Pereira Dos Santos

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM => Bot framework and LUIS BFF by Serhiy Shyyko


4:45 PM – 5:00 PM => Wrap up

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Event – Less than 48 hours to close the Call 4 Speakers to #GlobalAIBootcamp in Toronto!

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Hi!

So far we got over than 400 attendees already registered for the Global AI Bootcamp, so it seems that we are going to close the year with an amazing event.

There is still time to close the Call 4 Speakers, and we are looking for sessions and workshops for:

  • Machine Learning
  • Deep learning
  • Cortana
  • Cognitive Services
  • Bot framework / LUIS
  • And any topic related to AI

we are looking for speakers to fill.

  • Speaking slots: 45 minutes
  • Lightning talk: 20/30 minutes
  • Workshops: From 90 minutes – 4 hours

The C4S is available in https://sessionize.com/global-ai-bootcamp—toronto/

And we also need some logistics and in place help, feel free to contact me for more details 😀

Happy coding!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Event – Menos de 48 horas para cerrar el Call 4 Speakers para #GlobalAIBootcamp de Toronto!

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Buenas!

Con mas de 400 personas preinscriptas, el Global AI Bootcamp promete ser un gran evento para cerrar el año.

Todavía quedan un par de horas para cerrar el Call 4 Speakers, si quieres dar una sesión o workshop sobre

  • Machine Learning
  • Deep learning
  • Cortana
  • Cognitive Services
  • Bot framework / LUIS
  • And any topic related to AI

Puedes presentar tu propuesta en https://sessionize.com/global-ai-bootcamp—toronto/

El formato puede ser uno de los siguientes

  •     Speaking slots: 45 minutes
  •     Lightning talk: 30 / 20 minutes
  •     Workshops: From 90 minutes – 4 hours

Y si además quieres ayudar con la organización, pues me puedes contactar y te comento algunas de las ideas que tenemos!

Happy coding!

Saludos @ Toronto

El Bruno