Intel® AI DevCamp: Chicago

Connect Locally with Artificial Intelligence Developers

Ready to dive in and take advantage of the best parts of Intel developer events – community engagement, networking, training and hands-on sessions? Join us for an  Intel® AI DevCamp for the opportunity to connect with others in your city.

Intel launched the pilot event in Chicago on April 7 at TechNexus and featured:

  • 132 Developer & student attendees 
  • 11 Hours of programming
  • 3 Technical sessions by Intel
  • 1 Technical hands-on challenge
  • 1 Session by Intel® Software Innovator Jason Toy
  • 1 Session by Intel® Student Ambassador Christian Gabor
  • 3 Talks by local AI startups

After breakfast and time for networking, the day opened with a hands-on workshop from the Intel Developer Evangelist team:  Rudy Cazabon, Meghana Rao and Sulaimon Ibrahim.  Throughout the day there were a variety of AI-focused lightning talks from both Intel and local startups.  Topics by Intel included:  “Fifty Ways to Scale Your Tensor” by Milind Pandit and “Amazing Deep Learning Training & Inference Performance” by Andres Rodriguez.

The opportunity to bring in speakers from local startups is beneficial to developers as it gives them access to peers in their community who are actively working in AI.  The Chicago event included Farrukh Khan of Inference Analytics giving a talk on “Evolution of the Analytics Stack into the Cognitive AI Stack”, Jeremy Leval of Parknav discussing “Creating and Growing a Business Around AI” and Nate Nichols of Narrative Science talking about “Making People Smarter: The Next Frontier in AI”.

Local Intel® Software Innovators and Intel® Student Ambassadors also had the chance to present their work to the audience at DevCamp, not only showcasing the benefits of being an Innovator or Ambassador, but also to connect with local developers in their field.  Innovator Jason Toy gave a presentation on “Reinforcement Learning and Virtual Senses with Sensenet” and Student Ambassador Christian Gabor spoke on “Deep Learning Image Recognition for Consumer Home Security”.

The highlight of DevCamp was a mini AI competition to test the skills developers learned during the workshop.  The friendly challenge started with attendees breaking into teams and then over the next couple of hours utilizing the skills they had acquired on reinforcement learning and Sensenet.  After the winners were announced, dinner and a final networking session were provided to the attendees.

Connect With Developers in Your City

The next Intel® AI DevCamp will be in Montreal, Canada on August 17, with numerous other cities on the docket, including  Denver, Boston, Berlin, Amsterdam, Prague/Budapest, London, Bangalore, Singapore, Taipei, Sao Paulo, Beijing and Shanghai.

Join us for one of our upcoming DevCamps in a city near you.

Interested in the Intel® Student Ambassador Program?

Upon acceptance into the Intel® Student Ambassador Program for AI, Graduate and PhD students from top universities worldwide can access newly-optimized frameworks and technologies, hands-on training, and technical resources provided by the Intel® AI Academy. To be considered for the program, apply today.

Learn more about the Intel® Student Ambassador Program for AI or Intel® AI DevCloud. For inspiration or to start sharing your work, join our community collaboration platform Developer Mesh.

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