It’s your turn, San Francisco. Our last two events were in East Bay and on the Peninsula, so true to our name – Bay Area Quantum Computing - were holding an information-packed event at a wonderful SF venue - ColorBloq (near AT&T Park) on the evening of Thursday August 1.
And to properly mark the occasion (and location), we’re making it a ‘Double Play’ – a Tutorial followed with Lighting Talks by Industry Experts – a combination explicitly designed to bring you up to speed on Quantum Computing, a vibrant sector steadily progressing toward commercializing.
If you’re an ambitious and results-driven professional, becoming informed on the latest developments in Quantum Computing is a potent way to bolster your continued success. You’d be challenged to find both a more time and cost-effective way to know what’s going on in this emerging sector than attending this event.
NOTE: Seating in SF venue's is limited by Fire Marshal regulations. Given the exciting topic and no charge, it's likely the space will fill up quickly. So it’s highly recommended you RSVP now, assuring you a seat.
EVENT SUMMARY – TWO SESSIONS
5:00 - 5:15 - Check In, Networking, Food & Drinks
5:15 - 6:15 SESSION 1 - Quantum Programming Tutorial
6:15 - 6:30 - Introductions
6:30 - 8:00 - SESSION 2 - Three Industry Experts Lightning Talks + Q & A
8:00 - 9:00 - Meet Presenters & Networking
EVENT DETAIL - TWO SESSIONS
SESSION 1 (5:15PM) – Quantum Programming Workshop with Q#
If you're a bit rusty on how to program a quantum computer, then Christopher Granade from Microsoft Research will bring you up to speed. No prerequisite quantum knowledge required. Taking a unique approach to quantum computing, Microsoft offers Q# Quantum Development Kit to start creating quantum solutions.
SESSION 2 (6:15 PM) – QC Practitioners Present Their Work -
Moderated by Will Zeng (Unitary Fund & Stanford CS269Q), you’ll hear lightning talks from three QC professionals describing how their work is moving the field forward.
(1) Brian Lester - Senior Quantum Engineer (Atom Computing) - Building Quantum Computers - Atom By Atom.
Berkeley based Atom Computing is developing a neutral atom quantum computing platform. Brian will survey techniques for trapping, measuring and scaling single atoms for quantum computation.
(2) Jonathan Dubois (Lawrence Livermore National Lab) - An HPC Perspective On Quantum Computing.
Dr. Dubois, who leads Quantum Coherent Devices Group at LLNL, will discuss viewing quantum computing from the perspective of a traditional high performance computing practitioner.
(3) Christopher Granade, Research Software Engineer (Microsoft Research) - Empowering the Quantum Development Community
Dr. Granade develops libraries for Q#, a new language for quantum algorithms. An expert on statistical characterization of quantum devices, he's developed several open source quantum computing packages (Qinferand & QuaEC).
Because our sponsors believe in contributing to the QC community, we have access to a great venue, including food/drinks, so you feed both your mind and stomach.
Buchalter, a regional law firm with offices in Los Angeles, Napa Valley, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Scottsdale and Seattle providing a full suite of business services necessary to assure a company’s commercial success.
ColorBloq – Designed with artisans and makers in mind, Colorbloq is a full-service event facility where people rediscover the value and thrill of real life interactions. So ColorBloq is the perfect place for corporate events, weddings, bar-mitzvahs, and celebratory occasions.
EeroQ - Quantum computing is the way forward. If used the right way, the technology can do a lot of good. Founded in 2016, EeroQ, believes that positive potential is worth striving for by doing only one thing: QC hardware using a novel qubit pathway.
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