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We bring our members great talks from the best speakers in the UK and where possible from around the world. Predominately we look at the Microsoft development stack, but we do have platform neutral and methodology based talks too.
We guarantee one meeting a month, normally on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Everyone is welcome! Be you a student or grizzled professional, come along for a night of great content, people and pizza :)
We offer your first 2 events for free, then after that we'd like you to take out a membership to continue attending. Speak to either John or Rich to find out more about how the membership works :)
If you're wondering why you can't see the full 5 years of back sessions we've had, it's because we've recently migrated from our old home at NxtGenUG Southampton. By all means go and see what we've covered in the previous 5 years :D
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- OpenAI's Function Calling: What is it and how can we take advantage of it?Concourse, Southampton
Wouldn't it be great if ChatGPT could book a meeting in our calendar with the people and a time we specify or provide live information on public transport or give us up to date information on the weather? Well, with the recently introduced "Function Calling" feature of OpenAI all these can be made possible.
Function Calling works by us telling the OpenAI model which functions are available on our system/application and explaining their purpose and parameters. OpenAI can then understand when a user's query matches these descriptions and let us know the appropriate function to call. We then pass the raw output of the function call back to OpenAI which then converts it into natural language as the answer for the user's query.
In this session we will have a detailed look at Function Calling with some examples which work based on the user's query.
- We will look at "Digital Personal Assistant" that can give us information about the logged in user's calendar information and tasks.
- We will also look at a chatbot that provides live information on TfL (Transport for London) underground trains.
These examples will be shown working in Teams as a bot as well as a chatbot present in all pages in SharePoint sites.
By the end of the session the attendees will have a clear understanding of Function Calling and will walk away with a lot of resources and code for the examples shown in the session.
Anoop Tatti bio:
Anoop is a Microsoft MVP in the M365 Development category and works as a Microsoft 365 Developer Architect at Content + Cloud Ltd in London, UK. With 10+ years of experience in Microsoft 365 development, particularly with SharePoint Online, SharePoint 2013, and 2010, he has a solid understanding of the full project lifecycle. Anoop is a core member of the Microsoft Platform Community formerly known as Patterns and Practices (PnP) team and regularly contributes to their projects on GitHub. He also shares his knowledge and insights through his blog at https://anoopt.medium.com.