With the rise of AI and automation, how do we as humans find our value in the workplace? How do we work with these new technologises? How do we build resilience to changes? What skills are needed for us to thrive in this new world?
People have often felt apprehensive about change, especially big changes to the way we work. It happened in the industrial revolution and now it's happening with the rise of artificial intelligence. Five years ago these things existed, but now they are accessible to almost everyone. In this session Michelle will cover:
- why people want to work
- why it's important for us to have a place in the world
- what skills are needed for the "future of work"
- how we build resilience, problem solving, and critical thinking
Let's talk about AI! How will it change the way people work? Which industries will be affected the most by it? How reliable or usable is it in its current stage? Will it replace software developers or be more of an enhancement to the work they already do? You should expect a lively and constructive discussion surrounding AI from our panel and walk away with ideas to use and share in your organization.
This group of panelists is sure to provide a wide variety of thought-provoking perspectives on AI and its numerous applications. Don't miss out!
Tech Bootcamps have been around since the early 2010s and are growing in popularity as an additional pathway to a career in tech. They are a key piece in growing our community both by bringing in developers that are unable to follow a 2 or 4 year path or by growing the knowledge base of existing developers.
In this talk, we'll show how bootcamps increase the diversity of our community through their financial and social accessibility, how a bootcamp's fine-tuned curriculum can prep developers for success in tech, and how they hone adaptability and learning skills in their developers that will benefit any team that works with them.
Relax and enjoy this beautiful space. Warning: the "conversations" from the AI Expert Panel may spill over into this time...
You've determined you need messaging or events in your application, but what which one? And which service in Azure is the right choice based on your needs? A quick glance at the options offered in Azure can be overwhelming. In this session we'll take a tour of three of the mostly commonly used options: Service Bus, Event Grid, and Event Hub. You'll walk away from this session with an understanding of when to use which service, how the services differ from each other, and how to get started using each service.
In this session, attendees will learn how to work with ChatGPT, a cutting-edge language model developed by OpenAI, and GitHub Copilot. This session will cover the basics of Azure's OpenAI Service and the Chat models, including how they work and how it can be integrated into various applications. We will also explore the potential use cases for ChatGPT, including natural language processing, conversational AI, and more. Attendees will be guided through a series of demos that illustrate how to work with ChatGPT in a hands-on manner, using tools such as GitHub Copilot and ASP.NET Core.
Data can be powerful, meaningful, AND fun. Making data-driven decisions can level up your family vacation from awful to awesome. In this session, attendees will walk through a specific example showing how to analyze various data sources to avoid crowds, save money, and piece together a Disney World vacation that's more enjoyable for everyone.
Often, you'll find media narratives suggesting that AI is set to usurp your job. Indeed, the past year alone has witnessed a surge in AI capabilities, with some large-scale language models now solving a vast array of programming tasks in mere seconds. However, what if we shifted our mindset? Instead of considering AI as a job competitor, imagine it as a personal intern enhancing your programming efficiency.
Throughout my 40-year journey in programming, Joe has seen various technologies, such as CASE and RAD tools, come and go. Many predicted these tools would eliminate the need for programmers. However, in each instance, these tools didn't replace us, but rather facilitated our work, freeing us to delve deeper into the creative aspects of our profession.
In this session, Joe will delve into the merits and limitations of the most recent AI tools. Joe will guide you on how to utilize these tools to elevate your programming prowess. You'll understand firsthand why there's no need to fear AI. Instead, embrace it as a resourceful intern, taking care of the mundane and repetitive parts of programming, leaving you free to focus on the creative and nuanced aspects of transforming customer requirements into elegant software solutions.
In the rapidly evolving landscape of AI, it's easy to get caught up in applying it to large-scale business applications. But what about the small-scale personal tasks that eat into our time? This session will teach you how no-code and low-code AI workflows can streamline and enhance our day-to-day experiences. Want your weekly Instacart groceries ordered seamlessly? Or maybe you're looking to ask your budget spreadsheet questions? Kamran has got real-world examples using Zapier and Azure OpenAI to inspire you. We're moving beyond the hype and into hands-on demonstrations to bring AI's practical benefits to the forefront. Whether you've worked with AI already or are still noping out, they'll show you some delightful ways AI can subtly yet significantly improve your daily life without compromising your privacy.
In this Session, Justin unpacks an innovative solution to the complexities of frontend development. Through the lens of his experience, he'll introduce you to micro frontends. A modular approach, mirroring the successes seen in Microservices architecture. Imagine an application where every component navigation to footer, is a self-contained React app with its dedicated repository. This talk will cover some of the essentials setting up these micro frontends, the challenges and benefits of hosting multiple isolated units, and provide a balanced view of the pros and cons. By the end of this session, you'll have actionable insights needed to assess if this architecture aligns well with your team's goals and upcoming projects.