AI Dev Day - Silicon Valley

Plug and Play Tech Center, 440 North Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale, 94085

Join us for a power-packed night of learning, sharing, and networking at AI Dev Day - Silicon Valley.

Jul 25, 2023, 11:30 PM – Jul 26, 2023, 3:00 AM


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AIDataEnterprise/Business SolutionsMachine LearningNetworkingWeb

About this event

We are excited to bring the AI developer community together to learn and discuss the latest trends, practical experiences, and best practices in the field of AI, LLMs, generative AI, and machine learning.

Tech Talk 1: Evaluating LLM-based applications

Speaker: Josh Tobin, founder @Gantry

Abstract: Evaluating LLM-based applications can feel like more of an art than a science. In this talk, we will give a hands-on introduction to evaluating language models. You will come away with knowledge and tools you can use to evaluate your own applications, and answers to questions like: Where do I get evaluation data from, anyway? Is it possible to evaluate generative models in an automated way? What metrics can I use? What is the role of human evaluation?

Tech Talk 2: Real-Time Training and Scoring in AI/ML

Speaker: Wes Wagner, Solutions Engineer @Redpanda

Abstract: This session will provide a broad understanding of how to train and score a real-time model on streaming data, facilitated by Kafka/Redpanda, in contrast with traditional batch-processing methods. We will discuss the important aspects of time series data and time-aware features in the context of real-time analytics. Additionally, we will cover how to merge multiple data streams for more complex feature creation and scoring.

Tech Talk 3: Working with LLMs at Scale

Speaker: Yujian Tang, Developer @Zilliz

Abstract: we’ll introduce LLMs and two main problems they face when it comes to production: high cost and lack of domain knowledge. We then introduce vector databases as a solution to this problem. We cover how a vector database can facilitate data injection and caching through the use of vector embeddings.

Lightning Talk 1: From Generic To Genius: Personalize Generative AI

Speaker: Ryan Michael, VP of Engineering @Kaskada/DataStax

Abstract: Generative AI has already demonstrated immense value, but systems like ChatGPT don’t know anything about who we are as individuals. At Kaskada, we have developed a compute engine to help LLM’s understand who they’re talking to and what they’re talking about. Kaskada does this by augmenting prompts with real-time contextual information and making it easy to recreate the context of past prompts, significantly accelerating the prompt engineering process. In this talk, we introduce the abstraction that makes this possible: the concept of timelines. Timelines can be interpreted as a history of changes or as snapshots at specific time points.

Lightning Talk 2: Practical Data Considerations for building Production-Ready LLM Applications

Speaker: Simon Suo, Cofounder / CTO @LlamaIndex

Abstract: Building an LLM application is easy, but putting it in production is hard. As an AI engineer, you are starting to ask: how do I better manage and structure my data to improve my Q&A system? In this talk, we will discuss practical data considerations for building production-ready LLM applications. You will walk away with concepts and tools to help you diagnose problems and improve your application.



July 25 – 26, 2023
11:30 PM – 3:00 AM UTC


Checkin, food/drink and networking
Tech talks and panel
Open discussion and mixer


  • Bill Liu




  • Sakshi Gupta

    Women Techmaker Ambassador, GDG Silicon Valley Lead and CEO


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  • Sakshi Gupta

    Amplitude Analytics

    GDG Organizer

  • Mrunank Pawar

    Club TechBrewers

    Community Manager

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