Machine Learning @ Devfest Edmonton 2022

University of Alberta, Students Union Building, Orion Room (basement) 8900 114 St NW, Edmonton, AB, Edmonton, T6G 2J7

DevFest is a global community-driven tech conference, hosted by the Google Developer Groups (GDG) community. Each DevFest event is crafted by its GDG organizers to fit the learning needs and interests of their local developer community, with a strong focus on knowledge exchange, networking, and learning about Google developer technologies.

Nov 19, 2022, 5:00 – 11:00 PM

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About this event

What is DevFest ?

DevFest is a global community-driven tech conference, hosted by the Google Developer Groups (GDG) community. Each DevFest event is crafted by its GDG organizers to fit the learning needs and interests of their local developer community, with a strong focus on knowledge exchange, networking, and learning about Google developer technologies.

What to expect at AI/ML Edmonton DevFest 2022?

Technical content

Worldwide events hosted by the Google Developer Groups community, featuring leading experts on Google technologies and Machine Learning

Talks

Full-day talks and insights on the latest development in AI/ML all centred on your favourite Google technologies.

Networking

Meet and connect with other developers and Google students club , Amii in your community.

To know more about Devfest and All Devests running around the world please visit this url : https://developers.google.com/community/devfest


Join our Slack group to hear latest updates 

and connect with group members.


Navigation to the Conference room 📍

Students Union Building, Orion Room (basement) 8900 114 St NW, Edmonton, AB

Follow the signs in the campus and you will find our volunteers to help you navigate :)

Please bring your own Laptop you might require for the session.

Parking 🚗

There is public parking. It is not free. on the weekends it costs around $5.50 per day.

The best options for parking is Stadium carpark (covered). There are pay-stations to pay for parking, or you can use the Honk mobile app.

Check-in 🎫

Attendee check-in starts at 10.00 am First talk will be at 10:30am

For any query or concern regarding check-in/security please message us our GDG Cloud Edmonton slack group.

Ask for your name to attend Devfest event in the reception desk right after entering the conference room. 

Social media sharing:

Feel free to share your event photo/video on social media

Use the hashtag #devfestEdmonton22

Tag our linkedin page Google Developer Group (GDG) Cloud Edmonton 

 and twitter account ( @GDG_Edmonton)

We will repost your post from our socials

Things to keep in mind:

For any trouble, please message us in the slack group. Our team will be there to help you.

Only one check-in is allowed per email and name.

Convenience

There will be snacks, beverages, lunch, swags for you.

Raffle draws at the closing ceremony includes multiple prizes.

SPEAKERS

Check all awesome conference speaker list here.

 If you have something awesome to share with the Edmonton tech community Submit your talk here for future events 

SPONSORS

GDG Edmonton is a volunteer-driven group, dedicated to providing people of all skill levels free and low-cost access to professional networking and the opportunity to learn new technology skills in a variety of formats. We rely on sponsors to defray the costs of our events, such as speaker fees, educational material, catering, equipment rental, and advertising our events to reach more people in our community. 

Email:  gdg.cloud.edmonton@gmail.com to become a sponsor. We have many options for sponsorship

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

As a community-run event, event volunteers are critical to our success! We need volunteers all the way to help us in the in-person event. Please complete our volunteer interest form and we will be in touch soon!

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

If your community is willing to be a community partner of the devfest conference email us. Email us at: gdg.cloud.edmonton@gmail.com

Contact Us

For any queries or concerns feel free to email us at: gdg.cloud.edmonton@gmail.com

Agenda

Door Opens - Welcoming and Registration
Mohammad Al-Ansari (Googler) - How to integrate Google Workspace with GCP AI/ML
Gautham Vasan (U of A) - using a mobile robot (Anki Vector) to illustrate some of the challenges of visuomotor policy learning
Fengdi Che (U of A) - Averaged Discount Factor Correction in the State Visitation Distribution
Soft Drinks - Lunch and Networking Break
Community Keynote by Madusha ::: All about GDG Communities
R.G. (Randy) Goebel - Explainable Artificial Intelligence
Christabel Wayllace - How AI agents can positively influence other's behavior
Ekaba Bisong - Building Machine Learning Models with Tensor Flow
Madeleine (Maddie) Shang -Tools and repeatable roadmap for ML R&D success in industry.
Closing remarks and Raffle prize

Speakers

  • Randy Goebel

    University of Alberta

    Amii Co-founder - Professor of Computing Science

  • Mohammad Al-Ansari

    Google

    Google Workspace Developer Relations

  • Madusha Cooray

    @ Google Developers

    GDE Program Manager

  • Christabel Wayllace

    University of Alberta

    Postdoctoral Fellow at the Intelligent Robot Learning Laboratory

  • Ekaba Bisong

    Google - SiliconBlast

    Google Developer Expert - Principal Consultant & Research Scientist

  • Fengdi Che

    University of Alberta

    A second-year P.h.D student

  • Maddie Shang

    OpenMined

    Senior AI Research Engineer

  • Gautham Vasan

    University of Alberta

    A PhD candidate in Statistical Machine Learning

Facilitators

  • Yanqing Wu

    University of Alberta

    CS GSA

  • Vishwajeet Ohal

    University of Alberta

    CS GSA

  • XINLI CAI

    Geospatial Cloud Developer

    Natural Recources Canada

  • Shaimaa Abbas

    Government of Alberta

    GDG organizer - WTM Ambassador - System Analyst -

  • Rohan Saha

    University of Alberta

    PhD in computer science

  • Vannia Hnatiuk

    GDG Cloud Edmonton | WTM Ambassador

    Data Analyst

  • Sheila Schoepp

    University of Alberta

    CS GSA

Host

  • Sheila Schoepp

    University of Alberta

    CS GSA

Partners

Google logo

Google

Women Techmakers logo

Women Techmakers

Developer Student club logo

Developer Student club

Amii logo

Amii

UA CSGSA logo

UA CSGSA

OpenHouse.ai logo

OpenHouse.ai

AlbertaAI logo

AlbertaAI

Organizers

  • Xinli Cai

    Canadian Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation

    GDG Organizer

  • Rohan Saha

    Event & Technical

  • Vannia Hnatiuk

    GDG Cloud Edmonton

    GDG Organizer

  • Devipriya Raju

    University of Alberta

    Co-organiser