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Global Azure Bootcamp 2018 - Intelligent Cloud

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As part of the Global Azure Bootcamp (, Azure Israel in collaboration with Microsoft MVP Tamir Dresher are proud to host a local event here in Israel focused on Cognitive services and Chatbots!

Azure Cognitive Services represents a world of AI in a box. It allows us to get data on the real-life environment in a user friendly Web API. Image recognition, voice analysis and language interpretation are just a small portion of what Azure Cognitive Services provide us. Chatbots allow the end users of our apps to have a conversation with our system in the natural human language, simplifying the whole process of receiving the requested data and using the services that the user requires.

But how will the end user make use of it? How can we, as developers, provide to our users the best experience, without cluttering our UI with buttons?

During this workshop attendees will understand what cognitive services are, get some hands-on experience with creating a real chatbot and combine the knowledge in these two worlds into one single powerful app.

09:30-10:00 Breakfast & Networking
10:00-10:45 Azure Cognitive Service – Welcome to 2029!
10:45-11:30 Chatbots – A CMD for Humans
11:30-11:45 Hands-on Workshop introduction
11:45-12:15 Lunch Break
12:15-14:50 Hands-on Workshop
1. Building an Intelligent Bot
2. Build an app with Emotion Detection
14:50-15:00 Closing Words

What to bring?
For performing the workshop, attendees should arrive with a laptop and preferably a working Microsoft Azure account. The software requirements per available workshop are as following (each participant can choose which workshop to perform):

1. Building an Intelligent Bot
* Basic knowledge of C# or Node.JS
* A favorite code editor (e.g. Visual Studio, VSCode, Sublime, Notepad++, Vim, etc.)
* An active Microsoft Account (can be created during the workshop)

2. Build an app with Emotion Detection
* Windows 10
* Visual Studio 2015 or above with Universal Windows App Development Tools installed
* Basic knowledge in C#
* An active Microsoft Account (can be created during the workshop)

About the instructors:

Alex Pshul - Alex is a software developer, consultant and a tech freak that works as a Software Consultant at CodeValue Israel. Developing complex client side applications for the past 7 years (mostly in .net technologies) made him passionate about system architecture and coding in general.

Moaid Hathot - Moaid is a Software Consultant, Code Jedi and an OzCode Evangelist @ CodeValue. He has been writing software professionally for about 5 years, mostly in C# and .Net. He views Software development as both an Art form and a Profession, and he is an advocate for Software Craftsmanship and Clean Code methodologies.