July Virtual Meetup: From Paper to Power using Azure Form Recognizer

Azure Sydney User Group
Azure Sydney User Group
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Processing paper forms is the bane of everyone's lives. Imagine if, as a developer, you could quickly add form recognition and data extraction to apps you build, all by calling REST APIs hosted in Azure or in a Container. Imagine how happy your users would be - no more manual form processing!

We'll be hosting again on Teams, so if you'd like to join us, here's how you can - https://bit.ly/3gmacz4 - please join our Teams tenant at least 24 hours prior to the event to avoid last minute challenges!

Our schedule for the evening currently looks like this:

5:30 - 5:35pm - Event Kick Off with BYOD (Bring Your Own Drink)!
5:35 - 5:45pm - What's new in Azure - Sam Alavi (Telstra Purple)
5:45 - 7:00pm - From Paper to Power using Azure Form Recognizer - Jernej (JK) Kavka (SSW)

Main Session: From Paper to Power using Azure Form Recognizer

Are you still collecting your feedback on paper handouts? Red, yellow, green feedback is faster, but what do you do with that? It's so time-consuming to go through the feedback forms afterwards and maybe you just don’t bother. What if you could collect feedback on a custom form, collate the data and get actionable results before your coffee gets cold?

There are still companies that have paper and JK can help you remove such pain. Join him as he works through a fun example that demonstrates how he went from waiting weeks to get feedback from user group talks to having the results in less than an hour for each event.

You'll see how you can use Form Recognizer to parse the data straight from the paper, what you can and can't do right now, as well as how you can leverage other Azure Cognitive Services to get more details from the user feedback forms!

About JK:
With around 10 years of experience in software engineering, Jernej has worked on full-stack .NET development, mobile applications, and Microsoft Cognitive Services. He worked for some of Australia's largest corporations, with great customer satisfaction.

Meetup event photo attribution: Can Pac Swire / Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/buxap1 (CC BY-NC 2.0).