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AIM Heartland Developer Conference is the region’s best developer & designer conference covering the latest trends, techniques, technologies, and best practices in software design and development.

As a conference attendee you have access to all sessions (on Thursday and Friday) so you can plan your own custom itinerary. There is a separate fee of $50 for workshop sessions held on Wednesday, September 7.  

Schedule is subject to change.

To learn more about AIM HDC, visit heartlanddc.com

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Wednesday, September 7 • 8:30am - 12:00pm
Introduction to Deep Learning with IBM Watson - Morning Workshop

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What is the price of not knowing? Every day we generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data, and 90% of the data in the world has been generated in the past two years alone. There are 7.3 billion people connected to the Internet around the world, creating 1.7 megabytes of data every minute. Unstructured data - dark data - accounts for 80% of all data generated today. Like dark matter, which cannot be seen, we know dark data exists by its impact (or lack thereof) on our industries.

This is the dawn of the cognitive era - an inflection point that occurs once about every 40 years - that lends itself to machine learning. In this workshop, join IBM Developer Advocate, Kevin Hoyt, and go hands on with IBM Watson. Learn about APIs such as text-to-speech, and speech-to-text, translation, image recognition, natural language processing (NLP), concept and personality insights, and more. Leave with a new toolkit to help you leverage deep learning, and to solve the problems your industry faces.

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Kevin Hoyt

Developer Advocate, IBM
IBM is a very large company. My little niche is as a Developer Advocate in a business unit focused on mobile and cloud strategy. As such, I am well versed in mobile development for iOS and Android, both native and hybrid (Cordova), as well as server development (Node.js, Java, PHP). My passion is in where these technologies meet early adopters in IoT (MQTT much?), and cognitive computing (Watson). I also enjoy desktop fabrication with 3D... Read More →



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Wednesday September 7, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm
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