Azure OpenAI and ChatGPT Fest 2024
January 18 - 19, 2024
Microsoft Garage, Reston, Virginia
DC Metro Areas Premier Azure OpenAI and ChatGPT Conference
Azure OpenAI

Community Days | Azure OpenAI and ChatGPT Fest 2024

The Azure OpenAI & ChatGPT Fest 2024 will be an in-person 2-day technology event, 10 AM to 4 PM ET, with a hands-on workshop, and a single track, and multiple sessions. The event will be hosted in the new Microsoft offices in Reston, at 11955 Freedom Drive, 2nd Floor, Rooms C- E. There is plenty of parking in Reston Town Center. The event is also right off the Silver Line metro.

Day 01: Thursday 18th January 2024 from 10 AM to 4 PM EST

Agenda: Hands-On Azure OpenAI & ChatGPT workshop. The following topics will be covered and access to the Azure OpenAI services will be provided. Since this is a hands-on workshop, the tickets are limited.

Instructor : Prashant G Bhoyar, Microsoft AI MVP, Microsoft Business Applications MVP, Cloud Solution Architect, AIS

  1. Azure OpenAI Services: We will explore what these services are, their architecture, and their place within the broader AI ecosystem.
  2. Azure OpenAI Studio: An in-depth overview of the Azure OpenAI Studio.
  3. Prompt Engineering: An in-depth look at this critical aspect of large language model usage. We will cover how prompts work, why they are important, and the factors that influence their effectiveness.
  4. Use Case and Common Architecture: Hands-on labs covering the use case and common architecture of the implementation
  5. Azure OpenAI Service Embedding Models
  6. Semantic Kernel
  7. Customizing Azure OpenAI Services
  8. Using Azure OpenAI Service to access company data
  9. Azure AI Services Overview: Discussion on key components such as Language Services, Speech services, Vision services, and their real-world applications.
  10. Conversational AI: A look at the development of AI that can engage in human-like dialogues, including designing, training, and refining conversational models.
  11. Azure AI Search: We will cover how we can use this service to create an advanced search experience.
  12. Azure Document Intelligence Service: We will cover how this service uses machine learning technology to identify and extract key-value pairs and table data from form documents.
  13. Responsible AI
  14. Creating Enterprise-Level Applications: Practical guidance on developing robust, scalable applications using Azure OpenAI, ChatGPT, and Cognitive Services, focusing on industry requirements and best practices."
  15. Creating Enterprise-Level custom Copilot: Practical guidance on developing robust, scalable copilot using Azure OpenAI, ChatGPT, and Cognitive Services, focusing on industry requirements and best practices."

Day 02: Friday 19th January 2024 from 10 am to 4 PM EST

Agenda is as follows:

  1. Time : 09.00 to 10.00 AM : Registration
  2. Time : 10.00 to 10.05 AM : Welcome
  3. Time : 10.05 to 11 AM : Keynote Application Development using Large Language Models, Speaker: Vishwas Lele ( Microsoft Regional Director, Microsoft MVP, CTO, AIS )
  4. Time : 11.00 AM to 12 PM : Title : Power Platform, D365 and AI in 2024! ,Speakers : Steve Winward ( Director, Business Applications @ Microsoft Federal ) and Craig Harris ( Sr Technical Specialist, Business Applications, Microsoft Federal )
  5. Time : 12.00  to 12.30 PM : Lunch
  6. Time : 12.30 to 01.00 PM : Title : Dark Patterns and implications in an AI driven world, Speaker : Jagannath Chakravarty (Product Design Manager at Appian Corporation)
  7. Time : 01.00 to 02.00 PM : Title : Prompt Engineering: How to Really Unlock the Power of AI, Speaker : Frank LaVigne (Microsoft AI MVP), 
  8. Time : 02.00 to 03.00 PM : Title You Can't Say That: Content Filtering with Azure OpenAI ,SpeakerKevin Tupper (Principal Solution Architect - AI Evangelist, Microsoft)
  9. Time : 03.00 to 04 PM : Title Copilot - your new Work Spouse ,Speakers :Jay Leask (Principal Technical Architect – Modern Work, Microsoft), and Rima Reyes ( Principal Product Manager, Microsoft Teams Engineering, Microsoft )
  10. Time : 04.00 to 04.15 PM : Wrap-up/Giveaways
*EET (GMT+2)



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