Tuesday

8:00 AM

Building Applications on Top of Large Language Models (LLMs) (Part 1)

Presented by: Nilanjan Raychaudhuri, BJ Allmon
Time: Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

It’s no secret that a new generation of powerful and highly-scaled language models is taking the world by storm. Large language models are becoming a powerful new primitive for building software. In this precompiler, we will deep dive into the rapidly evolving landscape of Large Language Models...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: DataTags: Python, Programming Principles, Machine LearningFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate
1:00 PM

Building Applications on Top of Large Language Models (LLMs) (Part 2)

Presented by: Nilanjan Raychaudhuri, BJ Allmon
Time: Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

It’s no secret that a new generation of powerful and highly-scaled language models is taking the world by storm. Large language models are becoming a powerful new primitive for building software. In this precompiler, we will deep dive into the rapidly evolving landscape of Large Language Models...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: DataTags: Python, Programming Principles, Machine LearningFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Learning R Programming and Python Together - Data Science Primer for Everyone

Presented by: Pierre DeBois
Time: Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Both R programming and Python have become workhorse languages in the field of data science. They have allowed practitioners to apply statistical frameworks to a vast array of data models. Today, new tools allow a combination of principles from both languages. How can tech professionals gain the...

Room: Salon ETrack: DataTags: Python, Data ScienceFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Wednesday

8:00 AM

Off The Shelf AI (Part 1)

Presented by: Jordan Thayer, Robert Herbig
Time: Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hearing about artificial intelligence is unavoidable these days if you’re watching the news or staying abreast of the technical sector. We frequently hear about the power of AI-enabled tools, and are shown soundbytes of experts extolling the virtues of their approach. While these stories inform...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: DataTags: Python, Programming Principles, Machine LearningFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Mad Scientist Lab With Raspberry Pi Pico Microcontrollers

Presented by: Barry Tarlton, Brendan Barth
Time: Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Carefully plugging the wires into the bread board, doubt seeps in, “should the red wire go to ground or the white one?” LEDs all in place, Python code properly indented (spaces, not tabs), prayers go up for the magic smoke to not escape as the electronics are powered on. In an instant, worries...

Room: NileTrack: Hardware/IoTTags: Python, Hardware, IoTFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate
1:00 PM

Off The Shelf AI (Part 2)

Presented by: Jordan Thayer, Robert Herbig
Time: Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hearing about artificial intelligence is unavoidable these days if you’re watching the news or staying abreast of the technical sector. We frequently hear about the power of AI-enabled tools, and are shown soundbytes of experts extolling the virtues of their approach. While these stories inform...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: DataTags: Python, Programming Principles, Machine LearningFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Thursday

8:00 AM

How to Ground LLM's to minimize hallucinations

Presented by: Cameron Vetter
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Language models have made significant advancements in recent years, with models like GPT-3 and GPT-4 showcasing impressive capabilities. However, one persistent challenge that arises with these models is the occurrence of hallucinations—instances where the model generates plausible-sounding but...

Room: Salon ETrack: DataTags: Python, Machine Learning, Data ScienceFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
3:30 PM

Take Back Control - Introducing Veilid

Presented by: Bill Sempf
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Veilid is an open-source, peer-to-peer, mobile-first, networked application framework. It allows developers to build private, distributed, scalable social applications containing and sharing a user's personal content without data collection by third parties being of concern. Built by Cult of the...

Room: Salon ETrack: ArchitectureTags: Python, Rust, Mobile, Security, CloudFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Friday

11:00 AM

Developing kids in tech - a retrospective

Presented by: Bill Sempf
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Your humble speaker has spent the last eighteen years devising, researching, and implementing ways to get kids into tech. Between Scouting, advising friends, KidzMash, and my own Thing 1 and Thing 2, I have accumulated a rather dramatic list of ideas that do and do not work. Programming, social...

Room: Salon HTrack: Career DevelopmentTags: Python, Security, LeadershipFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
4:00 PM

What's that smell? Monitoring air quality with Python, Raspberry Pi, and Redis

Presented by: Justin Castilla
Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

With a little wiring and a few lines of code, one can create your own hyper-local air sensor system to send alerts, activate smart-windows, and gather data. A sensor measures air particulate density and sends the values to a Raspberry Pi compute unit. The Raspberry Pi then sends the data along with...

Room: Salon HTrack: Hardware/IoTTags: Python, IoT, Cloud, Data Science, DatabasesFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate