• TW hosts: #causeascene Career Coaching Fair - Berlin 2019

    ThoughtWorks Berlin

    We're happy to host #causeascene Berlin 2019 Career Coaching Fair Free entry ONLY for marginalized individuals in tech to attend the #causeascene Berlin 2019 Career Coaching Fair *****To get tickets and register please go to:***** https://ti.to/kim.crayton.llc/causeascene-conference-Berlin-2019 First and foremost, thank you for your interest in partnering with #causeascene Conference! Your support helps marginalized members of the community share their stories and further their careers. Building on the success of five #causeascene events in 2018, we have decided to include a career coaching fair to the Berlin 2019 event. This fair will connect marginalized folks in tech with career coaches who can advise them on their career choices and this is where you come in! We are looking for companies to send representatives to the Berlin 2019 edition of #causeascene Conference on June 8, 2019 at ThoughtWorks. The job fair will run from 10:00 - 16:00. Partnering with #causeascene is a great way to support marginalized folks in tech by providing them with the connections and coaching necessary to succeed in our industry. Questions and Answers What exactly is a Career Coaching fair? Job fairs are somewhat common at conferences and we’re bringing our spin on it to #causeascene Conf. Companies looking to hire, send representatives to these fairs and chat with attendees who are looking for a job. We’re mixing things up a bit though with a career coaching fair. A career coaching fair provides a space for folks looking for career advice and people willing to coach to connect. Coaching can include anything from answering coding questions, to job interviewing tips, to advice for navigating less-than-inclusive spaces as a member of marginalized group(s). What do I get as a partner? 1. You will be provided with a table and two or four chairs at the event, depending on your partnership level. You are encouraged to decorate your table with posters/banners promoting your company. 2. Your company name and logo will be posted on the event page under the “Career Coaching Partners” section at https://ti.to/kim.crayton.llc/causeascene-conference-Berlin-2019. 3. Finally, your company will be promoted on Twitter with a tweet from the official @causeasceneconf Twitter account. 4. Two tickets to the #causeascene Conf event that starts at 18:30 on June 3, 2019. If there are any other ways that you would like to partner with us, please reach out to us at [masked] to discuss a custom partner package. How much does it cost? A table with two chairs costs €500, and a table with four chairs cost €750. Who should I send? Anyone who can provide value to attendees! We want to see all types of technology and leadership roles at the career coaching fair. Send your coders, designers, support staff, Q&A, project managers, recruiters, and leadership staff. What will my sponsorship dollars support? Your sponsorship dollars will be used to cover costs of this and future #causeascene events, including catering, travel expenses for organizers, marketing, infrastructure, and other costs. Can I support #causeascene without sending employees to the fair? Yes! Email us at [masked] and we can discuss other ways of supporting the conference. Sounds great, how do I sign up? You can purchase sponsorship through Ti.to: ● Two table sponsorship: https://ti.to/kim.crayton.llc/causeascene-conference-Berlin-2019/with/itrfcjmqv-a ● Four table sponsorship: https://ti.to/kim.crayton.llc/causeascene-conference-Berlin-2019/with/kdo7fkdlmhg If you have any other questions, please email us at [masked] and we can discuss next steps. Thank you for your interest! Register over https://ti.to/kim.crayton.llc/causeascene-conference-Berlin-2019

  • Technology Radar Vol. 20 Presentation

    ThoughtWorks Berlin

    *** Registrierung über unsere Website *** https://thoughtworks.com/de/technology_radar_de Adopt, trial, assess oder hold? Erfahre von unseren Experten mehr zu den neuesten Technologietrends. Der Technology Radar, der auf unseren Beobachtungen, Gesprächen und Erfahrungen mit unseren Kunden beruht, behandelt sowohl existierende als auch neu aufkommende Technologien. Der Report teilt die Trends in vier Gruppen auf: Techniken, Plattformen, Tools sowie Programmiersprachen und Frameworks. Innerhalb dieser Gruppen wird jeder Trend mit einer Empfehlung versehen: „Hold“ für Technologien, von deren Verwendung vorerst abgeraten wird; „Assess“ für Technologien, die einer weiteren Evaluation bedürfen; „Trial“ für Technologien, die einsatzbereit sind und „Adopt“ für ausgereifte Technologien. Erfahre mehr über die neusten Technologietrends und melde dich für unsere Technology Radar Präsentation in Berlin an. Wir freuen uns auf dich! Agenda: 18:30 - 19:00 Registrierung und Drinks 19:00 - 20:30 Technology Radar Präsentation (inkl. Q&A) 20:30 - 22:00 Get Together mit Drinks & Fingerfood Die Präsentation findet auf Deutsch statt. --- *** Registrations via our website *** https://thoughtworks.com/technology_radar_de Adopt, trial, assess or hold? Get ahead of the latest technology trends. The Technology Radar, based on our observations, conversations and experiences with our customers, covers both existing and emerging technologies. The report divides the trends into four groups: Techniques, platforms, tools, programming languages and frameworks. Within these groups, each trend has a recommendation: "Hold" for technologies that are not initially recommended for use; "Assess" for technologies that require further evaluation; "Trial" for technologies that are ready for use; and "Adopt" for mature technologies. Learn more about the latest technology and join us for the event in our Berlin office. We are looking forward to welcome you! Agenda: 18:30 - 19:00 Registration and Drinks 19:00 - 20:30 Technology Radar Presentation (incl. Q&A) 20:30 - 22:00 Get Together with drinks & fingerfood The presentation will be held in German.

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  • TW hosts Creative AI - the emerging role of AI in Art and Design

    Please sign up over the Towards and Beyond group: https://www.meetup.com/Towards-and-Beyond-Imagining-Digital-Futures/events/261253525/ What is creativity and why is it important? How is AI changing traditional notions of creativity in the world of Art and Design? What does it mean for the society, especially artists, designers and technologists? Join us for our first event as we explore the evolving role of AI in creative industries. We begin with Jo Bowey discussing creativity and its value in our daily lives. For most people, being creative is the attribute that goes at the core of what it means to be a human being. But, is this really the case? Valerio Velardo challenges the traditional anthropocentric view, providing a broad interpretation of creativity which extends to machines and animals. Moving from art to design, Gunnar Graupner and Dragan Filipovic showcase a machine learning prototype to automate design processes. The prototype transforms hand-crafted wireframes into web components which can be directly shown in Adobe Experience Manager as rendered HTML. PROGRAM 7:00pm - Doors 7:10pm - "What is creativity and Why is it important?" by Jo Bowey 7:30pm - "Beyond anthropocentric creativity" by Valerio Velardo 7:50pm - Pause 8:00pm - "Design with machine learning" by Gunnar Graupner, Dragan Filipovic, and supported by Saulo De Souza and Paulo Chang 8:45pm - Networking 9:30pm - End SPEAKER BIOS Jo Bowey is a Psychology teacher from London, who recently moved to Berlin to experience life in Germany. She has completed a Masters degree in Psychoanalysis, and is on her way to qualifying as a counsellor. She has a longstanding interest in what makes a mind healthy, and believes that being creative is a part of this puzzle. Valerio Velardo is CEO and co-founder of Melodrive, a startup company that operates in the AI music space. He has a PhD in music and AI from the University of Huddersfield, UK. Valerio has spent the last ten years teaching computers how to create music autonomously. In his research, he has developed an AI multi-agent system that is capable of simulating a society of virtual songwriters that produce rock songs and develop their own musical style. Valerio has also studied astrophysics at degree level and, in another life, has worked as pianist, composer and conductor. Gunnar Graupner is a Principal UX Consultant at Netcentric. He has almost 20 years Experience as a UX Consultant, Information Architect, and Product Owner working for sectors like Telecommunication, Assurances, Banking and Automotive. He has also led up to 20 people in cross-functional product teams. Besides his daily business, he has a passion for building products that make life smarter. Gunnar is accompanied in his talk by Dragan Filipovic (FE), and supported by Saulo De Souza (ML, BE) and Paulo Chang (BE).

  • TW hosts: Portfolio EasyPeasy #3 - about Deepness

    ThoughtWorks Berlin

    Please register on: https://www.meetup.com/Portfolio-EasyPeasy-Mutual-Feedback-Support/events/260910874/ For the third meetup upon how to deal with your beloved/behated portfolio we'll focus on a single portfolio that stands out of the crowd for breadth and deepness; this: https://elyasmunye.com/ Elyas is a Senior Business Designer at Ming Labs. He will tell us a bit about what he does and the process he followed to make his portfolio. He has a loads of things to say and I'm pretty sure you'll find some good question to make and if you are looking for some very good example you should not miss this one! The meetup will roll out more or less like this: 18.15 - Doors 18.30 - Intro 18.40 - Elyas to the console 18.50 - You making questions 19.00 - Elyas eventually continues 19.10 - You making more questions 19.20 - You giving Elyas some feedback 19.30 - The discussion eventually goes wild 20.30 - Wrap up 20.59 - See you for the next event As usual, we encourage active and constructive contributions and openness to critique as "rules of the game". As you can see this time ***the focus will be on one single example*** that could be of inspiration. No feedback session this time (but it will be back soon 😉) The survey is always here, waiting for you! 😉 It takes 2 minutes! 👇👇👇 http://tiny.cc/portfolioEP You can also fill it during the event of course 😉 Hope to meet you (all) soon! Cover credits: freely inspired to Julian Reffo

  • TW hosts: Clojure Berlin

    ThoughtWorks Berlin

    Please register in the Clojure Berlin link: https://www.meetup.com/Clojure-Berlin/events/259824039/?_xtd=gqFyqDY0ODYwMTEyoXCjd2Vi&from=ref Hello everyone, Clojure Berlin takes place once a month. On the agenda for tonight: Learnings from 2 years of microservices in Clojure - Ward Coessens As a tech lead for a 6 developer, cross-functional team, Ward has created 5 different microservices in Clojure over the last 2 years. He will share how he tried to fight fear of parentheses, how to avoid creating more then 1 big ball of mud and how schema's solved all his problems (including his loss of hair). If you're interested in doing a presentation, please contact us. We welcome contributions on all levels (beginner to expert), on subjects ranging from Clojure, ClojureScript and Datomic to more general topic interesting to the community (LISP, functional programming, programming as a profession or as a hobby). So if you're from Berlin or are in town and have a topic you'd like to discuss, please get in touch. Presentations can be full-length (up to 20 min) or lightning style. If you're interested, please get in touch via email or on twitter (https://twitter.com/clojureberlin)! Clojure Berlin adheres to the Berlin Code of Conduct (http://berlincodeofconduct.org/de/). Your organizers, Paulus ([masked]) and Ben ([masked])

  • TWhosts meetupAI #2.5: “Dr. Robot, can you take a look at this spot on my back?”

    Please register on: https://www.meetup.com/meetupai-Berlin/events/260594051/ MeetupAi Berlin returns to the more technical side of things as we explore one of the most exciting fields for Data Science and Machine Learning today: Digital Health. For this event we are delving deeper into the topic, expect technical explanations and higher overall complexity. This event will be especially interesting for those already in Data Science or Healthcare enthusiasts. To get a taste of some of the fantastic projects being done in this industry, we will host experts with a diverse set of backgrounds, who are presenting us their thoughts and projects as well as discussing its impact. Schedule for the evening 18:15 - Doors Open 18:45 - "AI for precision medicine - promises and challenges" by Vince Madai 19:15 - "Deep learning: From natural to medical images" by Thijs Kooi 19:45 - "Patient Data from a variety of perspectives, and how does it fit in ML" by Johannes Starlinger 20:15 - Networking ' 21:30 - Doors Close Speakers: Vince Madai is a true jack of all trades having experience in the research, ethics, and machine learning sides of MedTech projects. Today he shares his time between being the CSO of AI4Health, a senior researcher at Charite and the organizer of Machine Learning in Health Meetup here in Berlin. https://www.linkedin.com/in/vince-madai-626399153/ Thijs Kooi is machine learning engineer at Merantix, where he helps develop and scale up AI companies in diverse sectors. Previously he has done his Ph.D. in Diagnostic (or Deep) Image Analysis Group (DIAG) is one of the world leading groups on a computer-aided diagnosis. Johannes Starlinger is an experienced information technology researcher, consultant, project manager, who currently manage and contribute to a number of projects with the shared goal of improving patient care, ranging from genome-based precision oncology to prediction of dementia from general practice patient records. He is a Research project leader at the Department of Anesthesiology and Operative Intensive Care Medicine at the Charite. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ General Info This series takes place at the first Wednesday of the month and entail a mix of networking and entertainment, with pretzels/drinks and fellow minded friends as well hands-on, real-life examples of Data Science and Machine Learning in action. We will be bringing together top-class experts and speakers to approach the grand topic of AI from different perspectives and fields. Expect 3 to 4 talks, with varying degrees of complexity.

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  • Meetup.ai Berlin Special: The business value of ethical AI

    ThoughtWorks Berlin

    To register please go to: https://www.meetup.com/meetupai-Berlin/events/260258232/ Special Business Event This event will be a special collaboration between Meetup.ai and Anna Gudmundson to focus on the business side of the AI discussion.The conversation will specifically benefit people with decision making responsibilities regarding the topic, but who may not necessarily come from a tech background. Why now? A significant portion of executives announce that their respective businesses will either invest in, or have already initiated, exploration or innovation in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. However, very few have a strategy, team structure, risk management or other processes in place. When handing over certain decisions to machines, and in particular when dealing with human-generated data, the risks to violate company values - and the law - increase. We will explore where AI really is today, and what kind of moral and ethical risks there are currently in AI development and products. We’ll also be talking about what the future holds for business-ready AI. The subjects will be explored by individual speakers and in a multidisciplinary panel, including experts Dr. Jose Quesada, Mike Richardson, Surya Emmylinda, Anna Gudmundson and others.

  • TW hosts: Meetup.ai Berlin #2.3 AI, Art and Collaboration

    ThoughtWorks Berlin

    To register please go to : https://www.meetup.com/meetupai-Berlin/events/259528031/ Meetup.ai has partnered up with Melodrive to provide a special event about an interesting and often requested topic: AI and Art. For those that are new to the scene, here is what you will need to know: This series takes place at the first Wednesday of the month and entail a mix of networking and entertainment, with pretzels/drinks and fellow minded friends as well hands-on, real-life examples of AI in action. For the first time in meetup.ai history, we will also have a panel, which will allow for a deeper discussion of this complicated and exciting topic. Tonight you’ll receive expert insight into how the imminent artificial intelligence revolution will leave a lasting mark on the world of art. The AI industry is growing at a rapid pace, reshaping every sphere of society. The argument that the creative industries won’t be affected because ‘they’re unique to the human experience’, no longer applies. It’s already prevalent in the music industry through platforms like Spotify, and apps like Jambl. Not only are musicians and artists creatively integrating AI into their expression, but they’re also connecting the dots that AI can improve their workflow and output. Bringing these two worlds together could lead to a beautiful masterpiece. -Schedule for the Evening 18:15- Doors Open 18:45- “The rise of the creative AI”, by by Valerio Velardo 19:15-“Artificial poetry”, by Christian Mio Loclair 19:45- Pause 20:00- “How’s AI fundamentally changing how musicians and artists create?”, panel moderated by Helen Meyer 21:15 - Networking 22:00- Doors Close Special Thanks for ThoughtWorks for hosting and being our partner for the Data and Drinks 2.0 series and for the Good Technology Collective and Melodrive for their support. Speakers for the evening -- Valerio Velardo Valerio is CEO and co-founder of Melodrive — The AI video game music platform. He’s an AI and music researcher, composer, conductor, pianist and programmer. Valerio earned a PhD in Music and AI ,where he developed mathematical and computational models to simulate the behaviour of music societies. Christian Mio Loclair Christian “Mio” Loclair, creative director at Waltz Binaire, is a media artist and choreographer from Berlin, Germany. He explores the harmonic friction of human bodies, movement and nature colliding with digital aesthetics. He is publishing his work on mobile applications, digital projections and theatre stages around the world for independent and commissioned projects. Panel Members Billy Mello Billy Mello is a Brazilian born musical producer and DJ which lives in Germany since 2015 in order to pursue new experiences and focus on research and music production for new medias. Helen Meyer Helen Meyer is project lead at The Venue Berlin. She studied music business in the UK and Germany, and her professional background combines the traditional music industry with innovations and music tech startup support. Sebastian Stober Sebastian Stober is Professor for Artificial Intelligence at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. In his interdisciplinary research, he combines machine learning, music information retrieval and cognitive neuroscience. Andy Elmsley Andy is co-founder and CTO of Melodrive, an AI adaptive music system for games and interactive media Jovanka v. Wilsdorf Jovanka v. Wilsdorf is a Berlin based musician and songwriter at BMG Rights Management. If you are interested in talking to the team, cooperating or partnering you can reach Nicholas Borsotto, Brandon Beckett or Travis Scott through Linkedin.

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  • TW presents: Farewell to the Security Sandwich

    ThoughtWorks Berlin

    The rise of the agile and lean methodologies have opened a pathway for information security into software development. While others are still scratching their heads about which disadvantages linger in treating security as a second-class citizen, the participants of this meetup will learn how to align security work with business goals and the software delivery lifecycle. We will look at tools and practices which are relevant to create a culture of information security in your team. This invite goes out to all developers, QAs, BAs, XDs, and everybody else with a stake in the software engineering process. Agenda: 19:00 - 19:30: Welcome, Snacks, Get-together 19:30 - 21:00: Talk + Q&A 21:00 - ...: Discussion, Networking About the speaker: Felix Hammerl works at ThoughtWorks as a Software Engineer in the area Information Security. He found his calling while he worked on a service that offered fully encrypted email for the masses. Today he passionately advocates for security culture, clean code, and lean development practices and firmly believes that you can't have one without the other. We value your attendance and are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. The organizers will uphold the following code throughout the event: https://info.thoughtworks.com/code-of-conduct-en.html

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  • TW presents: Using Micro frontends: Why and how to do it

    ThoughtWorks Berlin

    'Micro frontend' is quickly becoming a new buzzword in the tech scene. But what exactly are micro frontends? And how can you use them successfully? This talk will discuss pros and cons and present a proven way to make micro frontends work on your project. About the Speakers: Sophie Au and Ersin Erdal are Software Developers at ThoughtWorks where they successfully implemented a micro frontend on a large project. In her free time Sophie enjoys doing sports and getting excited about new ReactJS features. Ersin enjoys buying power tools and spending time with his wife and 4-years-old daughter. Agenda: 6:30 - Arrival 7:00 - Talk and Q&A 8:30 - Network 9:00 - End

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