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6:30 pm Folks arrive and enjoy pizza, salad, and adult beverages 7:00 pm Speakers do their thing 8:00 pm Hang out and socialize Machine Learning is revolutionizing how we process data. But the learning curve on machine learning algorithms can be steep. Luckily, Azure Cognitive Services provides a way for developers to analyze images, videos, and text with nothing more than a call to a REST API. Take advantage of powerful machine learning models just by calling one of the services. In this session, you will learn what services are available and how you can use them. Eric is a Technical Strategist for Aptera Software and a Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies. He works primarily in the .Net web platform but loves opportunities to try out other stacks. He has been developing high-quality custom software solutions since 2001. At Aptera, he has successfully delivered solutions for clients in a wide variety of industries. He loves to dabble in new and exciting technologies. In his spare time, he loves to tinker with Arduino projects. He fondly remembers what it was like to develop software for the Palm OS. He has an amazing wife and 5 wonderful children. He blogs at http://humbletoolsmith.com/ and you can follow him on twitter as @pottereric.
6:30 pm Folks arrive and enjoy pizza, salad, and adult beverages 7:00 pm Speakers do their thing 8:00 pm Hang out and socialize Introduction to Keras Keras is a popular framework for building neural networks in Python. Using Keras, a developer can define and train a neural network in just a few lines of code. Keras also includes a number of pre-built networks to build state-of-the-art models for language translation, image recognition, etc. This talk will consist of an overview of Keras and its features and a demo in which we build and train a network. Chris Gruber is a healthcare data scientist. He has worked in various functions within the healthcare system, including Epic, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and, currently, CareCentrix. He earned a Ph.D. in applied math from Northwestern in 2013.