Tuesday

8:00 AM

Build your own AI sidekick with Azure AI, Semantic Kernel, and .NET 8

Presented by: Matt Eland, Samuel Gomez
Time: Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are you a budding super hero or super villain* but you feel like you're lacking that AI companion to help you reach that next level? Have you ever wanted to see what AI can do to help your daily life? Do you have an interesting application that would just be so much better with a little artificial...

Room: CypressTrack: DataTags: C#, Cloud, Data ScienceFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

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
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

Beyond the Cache with Redis + Node.js

Presented by: Justin Castilla
Time: Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

If you’re like a lot of developers, you’ve probably used Redis. You’ve probably used it as a cache—which it does amazingly—and you’ve probably cached strings. But Redis is much, much more than just a cache. It can be a message broker using queues, streams, and pub-sub. It can be a...

Room: Salon ETrack: DataTags: Javascript, DatabasesFormat: 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
9:15 AM

Exploring Cloud Native MLOps for GenAI Vector Search

Presented by: Mary Grygleski
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

ChatGPT has been in the center stage since early this year. We will first take a look into this exciting sub-new field of Generative AI, and understand what LLM and NLP are, and the challenges that all of these are presenting themselves. We will also highlight the importance of Vector Search, and...

Room: Salon BTrack: DataTags: DevOps, CI/CD, Machine LearningFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
10:30 AM

Effective Observability for MLOps Pipelines at Scale

Presented by: Shivay Lamba
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

As the world embraces AI and adopts machine learning, many companies and moving towards using models like the LLMs. Deployment and monitoring such large models are extremely important. As traditional DevOps Engineers, you might not be exposed to working with machine learning systems. This is where...

Room: Salon DTrack: DataTags: Cloud, DevOps, Machine Learning, Data Science, ObservabilityFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
11:45 AM

GPT Embeddings - Not Magic, Just Math

Presented by: Barry Stahl
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Embeddings may be the least understood yet most valuable tool to come out of the world of Large Language Models. In this presentation, we will unravel the mystery of embeddings, emphasizing their mathematical foundations and practical applications. We'll start by discussing what embeddings are,...

Room: Salon BTrack: DataTags: C#, Machine Learning, Data ScienceFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
1:00 PM

A Hands-On Overview to Building AI Solutions with AI Builder

Presented by: Barret Blake
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether it's generating automated interactive chat experiences or automating business processes, AI is the future of business software. AI Builder is a powerful tool for organizations looking to incorporate the power of AI into their business processes. In this talk, we'll explore the key features...

Room: Salon ETrack: DataTags: Cloud, AutomationFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
4:45 PM

AI for Highway Maintenance

Presented by: Jordan Thayer
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Software touches every aspect of our lives, and no where is that clearer than in the automotive industry. With the recent surge to AI for self driving cars, we lose sight of adaptive cruise control, anti-lock breaks, and in-cab media centers that all require software to operate. However, did you...

Room: Salon GTrack: DataTags: Programming Principles, Machine Learning, PerformanceFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Friday

8:30 AM

Caffeinate Your Queries: Brew Up Faster SQL with Tuning

Presented by: Tristan Chiappisi
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

In this session, embark on an engaging exploration as we unravel the mysteries of query tuning. From deciphering sluggish queries to unleashing their full potential, we will explore advanced techniques for optimizing SQL performance. Discover the art of indexing, rewriting queries for efficiency,...

Room: OrangeTrack: DataTags: SQL, DatabasesFormat: General SessionLevel: Advanced
11:00 AM

The Right Database for the Right Job

Presented by: Nuri Halperin
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Picking a database for your particular purpose is hard, and vendors don't make it easier. So which database is right for which workload? This session breaks down the decision factors into characteristics that let you decide and reason with them on even ground. We will examine the underlying...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: DataTags: Databases, ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
2:45 PM

Morality and AI: How do I use this power responsibly?

Presented by: Cameron Vetter
Time: Friday 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to advance, it becomes increasingly important to address the ethical implications and moral considerations surrounding its use. In this talk, we will explore the intersection of morality and AI, focusing on how individuals and organizations can wield this...

Room: NileTrack: DataTags: Machine Learning, Data ScienceFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
4:00 PM

Unveil the Magic Without Hoodini: Transform Your Data Lake into a Fountain of Insights

Presented by: Nadine Farah
Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Many people have been using their data lake as vast reservoirs of data. Yet, there’s been a real struggle to harness the full potential of this data to power actionable insights. These data lakes often become stagnant because processing and analyzing them is hard. Hudi’s magic, however, brings a...

Room: Salon BTrack: DataTags: Databases, Architecture, System Design, PerformanceFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview