Windsor-Essex GDG DevFest 2023

St. Clair College Centre for the Arts - 201 Riverside Drive West Windsor, N9A 5K4 - View Map GDG Windsor
Sat, Oct 28, 8:00 AM (EDT)

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About this event

What is the DevFest about?

The Windsor Google Developers Group (GDG) is proud to host our fourth annual Windsor-Essex DevFest on Saturday, October 28, 2023. DevFests are Google-sponsored software developer conferences that allow the local software development community to come together to network and learn about the coolest new technology out there. The Devfest is also an opportunity to present topics that are aligned with the latest industry trends or have the potential to be one and to share knowledge and experience with others. Topics/sessions around Generative AI, Cloud Security, Machine Learning Operations (MLOps), Google Cloud, and any other topics that can help and benefit the tech community are welcomed.

Windsor-Essex DevFest 2023 Attendee Guide

REGISTRATION - Registration starts at 8 am. 

NETWORKING - One of the main goals for the event is to network and connect with like minded professionals. Be sure to MEET SOMEONE NEW and LEARN WHAT THEY DO.

THANK A SPEAKER - Speakers are key to making the DevFest a big success. Use the opportunity to connect with at least one speaker and thank them for their time and effort

LEARN SOMETHING NEW -  Try to attend a session on a topic that is new to you or you know nothing about. Be amazed when you feel a tingling of excitement to learn more!

THANK A SPONSOR - Just like speakers, our sponsors are key to making the event a big success. Connect with them 

BE GOOD TO EACH OTHER - This conference is volunteer driven. No one is being paid. Please treat everyone with respect and how you wish to be treated.

What is the High School Student Track?

Glad you asked! We are excited to host a small group of High School Students who will be learning the logical and physical skills to build and program electronic devices that interact with the physical world during the event.

Speaker Sessions

We are currently working on building the final agenda and will be available in the next couple weeks. In the meantime, below are the session topics that will be on the agenda. The full abstract for the sessions can be found here. More will be added soon

Josh Gordon - Hands-on introduction to LLMs with MakerSuite and the PaLM API

David Neufeld - Using Docker in the development / deployment process

Glen Yu (Google Developer Expert) - Lessons Learned in Building a Where's Waldo Object Detector

Godfrey Nolan - Mobile Security

Ali El-Sharif - Optimizing for AI Fairness

Naresh Jasotani - Generative AI

Bryan Bedard - Architecture

Nicholas Schmidt - Responsible and Ethical Use of Machine Learning and AI

Sam Branton - Get Plugged into the Windsor-Essex Tech Scene

Nav Singh (Google Developer Expert) - Accessibility in Android

Sydney Thompson - EPICentre Programs & Services. How students can turn their ideas into a business

Noah Campbell - Building a connected and converged future you can trust

Khizer Hayat - Machine Learning Operations

Abdul Habra - Speech I/O

Medha Muppala - Inclusive Design and How Google Paves the Way

Sodiq Shofoluwe Introduction to the concept of Large Language Models LLM

Aislyn Laurent - Computational Tools for Scientific Research

Joseph Youssouf - Predictive Maintenance: Machine Learning to Prevent Vehicle Breakdowns

Speakers Session Abstract

The abstract for the speakers sessions can be found here




Saturday, Oct 28
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)


St. Clair College Centre for the Arts
201 Riverside Drive West WindsorN9A 5K4