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Tuesday, September 25


Lunch & Learn: Machine Learning with Amazon SageMaker
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session you will learn how to use Amazon SageMaker to build, train, test, and deploy a machine learning model. We will use a real life use case to share the simplicity of building and deploying ML models on Amazon SageMaker.

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Mona Mona

Associate Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Mona is a Solution Architect working with AWS Worldwide Public Sector customers.She has her interest in Big Data Analytics and Machine learning . She is currently involved in writing blog post for AI/ML based services. She has been actively involved in AI/ML immersion days and AWS... Read More →

Tuesday September 25, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
AWS - Washington DC 601 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington D.C., DC, USA


Personalized Digital Marketing
Limited Capacity filling up

Lay the foundation for 1:1 marketing and would like to share what personalization means to us from a marketer’s perspective.

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Dipen Patel

Director of Marketing & Data Platform, Capital One
As the Director of Marketing & Data Platform for Capital One Card, Dipen Patel leads large-scale marketing platform initiatives, proactively driving and executing both direct and digital marketing data products, platforms and strategies to advance the customer experience. He provides... Read More →
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Naveen Singhal

Head of Marketing Technology, Capital One
Head of Marketing Technology at Capital One, driving the transformation of Digital Marketing Technology infrastructure supporting the Card business at Capital One.

Tuesday September 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Spaces, Arlington, VA 1101 Wilson Blvd, 6th, 8th and 9th Floors Arlington, VA 22209, USA
Wednesday, September 26


DevFestDC: Build Your Own Voice Interface with Google Actions
Limited Capacity seats available

With the rise of voice assistants, voice is becoming another surface area for users to interact with your product or service. We can now start to blend this new technology with our existing offerings to improve user experience, engagement, and satisfaction. 

In this session, we'll learn about the Google Actions platform and how it works to provide you all the tools you need to build your own conversational interfaces. We'll also spend time looking at how to design a conversation interface, including thinking through the various phases of dialog and sketching out expected flows. Finally, we'll look at how to review and improve your Action by using the analytics and AI training tools available from Google.

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Jeremy Wilken

Google Developer Expert
Jeremy Wilken is a software engineer and Google Developer Expert for Angular and the Google Assistant. He is the author of Angular in Action and Ionic in Action, as well as a regular speaker at events around the world. Jeremy lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and daughters. When... Read More →

Wednesday September 26, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Spaces, Arlington, VA 1101 Wilson Blvd, 6th, 8th and 9th Floors Arlington, VA 22209, USA


DevFestDC: How to Erase Unconscious Bias from your AI Datasets
Limited Capacity seats available

“A young child defines the world purely on the small amount they can see…This is the root of dataset bias: intelligence based on information that’s too small or homogenous.” Advances in AI technologies like machine learning and deep neural networks have potential to save time and boost productivity. But what if we train these technologies using datasets that exclude large portions of the population?
For example, some facial recognition software doesn’t acknowledge dark skin. Why? People of color were excluded from the datasets that were used to train the software. If AI isn’t designed with inclusion upfront, its rewards won’t equally benefit us all. This talk shares the risk of unconscious bias in algorithmic datasets, and how developers can overcome it.

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Lauren Maffeo

Analyst, GetApp
Lauren Maffeo has reported on and worked within the global technology sector. She started her career as a freelance journalist covering tech trends for The Guardian and The Next Web from London. Today, she works as a senior content analyst at GetApp (a Gartner company), where sh... Read More →

Wednesday September 26, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Spaces, Arlington, VA 1101 Wilson Blvd, 6th, 8th and 9th Floors Arlington, VA 22209, USA


DevFestDC: Google + AI
Limited Capacity seats available

This session covers Google’s products, services and strategies on AI

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Naveen Nigam

Head of Developer Relations - North America, Google
Naveen Nigam is currently the Head of Developer Relations for Canada and East Coast USA. Previously, Naveen was on Google Play - driving strategic policy and operations to build a trusted marketplace for Android users. He has over 11 years of experience in building successful App... Read More →

Wednesday September 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Spaces, Arlington, VA 1101 Wilson Blvd, 6th, 8th and 9th Floors Arlington, VA 22209, USA


DevFestDC: Launching a Voice Application - Field Lessons from a Product Manager
Limited Capacity seats available

What does it take to launch a far field voice experience such as an Amazon Alexa skill or a Google Action? Navya walks through the various steps that take the product manager from engaging with field and market researchers, from identifying the initial functional requirements for the skill to engaging with UX designers, developers, voice experiences testers, beta testers, and then marketers through the launch and the post launch of the skill. She provides specific examples and shares learnings from real client deployments of conversational experiences.

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Navya Nayaki Yelloji

Product Manager - Voice Platforms, Gannett - USA TODAY NETWORK
Navya is a Product Manager of Voice Platforms at Gannett. Previously, Navya was a Product Manager at Witlingo and has overseen the deployment of several of the enterprise skills, including the Motley Fool, Meetup, Fish & Richardson, and Cooley LLP.  Navya holds a Master's Degree... Read More →

Wednesday September 26, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Spaces, Arlington, VA 1101 Wilson Blvd, 6th, 8th and 9th Floors Arlington, VA 22209, USA