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DevConf.us 2019 is the 2nd annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies held at the Boston University in the historic city of Boston, USA.

When: Thursday, August 15 to Saturday, August 17, 2018

Venue: Boston University, George Sherman Union Building
Wednesday, August 14 • 14:00 - 17:00
[Cloud-Native AI] Machine Learning Workflows for Software Engineers

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The capabilities of intelligent applications often seem like magic to users, but the machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques that enable these features are more accessible than you might think. Developing intelligent features doesn’t require esoteric math or high-performance hardware, but it does require you to start with data rather than with code and to adapt your existing engineering practice to build and manage predictive models in addition to conventional software artifacts.

This hands-on tutorial will introduce machine learning workflows and concepts in the context of a concrete problem and show you how to integrate them into the application development work you’re already doing, focusing on the habits and processes that will help you to get meaningful results from predictive models. We’ll work through a case study of a real application and you’ll leave having learned

* how to process, transform, and visualize data;
* how to train and evaluate predictive models,
* how the same build and test pipelines that support your software engineering work also enable putting machine learning in to practice,
* potential pitfalls of incorporating machine learning into your application -- as well as how to avoid them, and
* how OpenShift dramatically streamlines developing application intelligence.

You’ll do all of this while building models to solve a real problem and publishing them as microservices, all on a completely open-source stack.

Speakers
avatar for William Benton

William Benton

Manager, Software Engineering and Sr. Principal Engineer, Red Hat, Inc
William Benton leads a team of data scientists and engineers at Red Hat, where he has applied machine learning to problems ranging from forecasting cloud infrastructure costs to designing better cycling workouts. His current focus is investigating the best ways to build and deploy... Read More →
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Sophie Watson

Software Engineer, Red Hat, Inc
Sophie is a software engineer at Red Hat, where she works in an emerging technology group. She has a background in Mathematics and has recently completed a PhD in Bayesian statistics, in which she developed algorithms to estimate intractable quantities quickly and accurately. Since... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2019 14:00 - 17:00
Terrace Lounge GS Union, BU

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