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Welcome to Global AI Bootcamp 2018!

All around the world user groups and communities want to learn about AI and Machine Learning!

On Dec 15, 2018, all communities will come together once again in the first great Global AI Bootcamp event!

Each community will organize their own one day deep dive class on AI the way they see fit and how it works for their members. The result is that thousands of people get to learn about AI and join together online under the social hashtag #GlobalAIBootcamp !


There is a nominal fee of $7 to help with venue, food, and beverage expenses. This fee will be refunded when you check in on December 15.


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM => Registration & Breakfast

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM => Keynote: Ethical AI by Ozge Yeloglu

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

     MPR A: ML on Azure Databricks by Kumar VN

     MPR B: Introduction to Microsoft Cognitive Services and AI by Kanwal Khipple

     MPR C: ML Model Development and deployment using Azure ML SDK by Asmita Usturge

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

     MPR A: Predictive Analytics with Spark in Azure Databricks by Margaryta Ostapchuk

     MPR B: Intelligence on Azure IoT edge by Ehsan Eskandari

     MPR C: Getting Started with Machine Learning.Net and Windows Machine Learning by Bruno Capuano

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM => Lunch

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

     MPR A: Building an AI enabled cross platform app in under 1 hour by Armin Karimi

     MPR B: Cognitive Services: out of the box, custom, in containers by Margaryta Ostapchuk

     MPR C: UX of AI: Why it Matters? by Noman SIddiqui & Maria Acevedo

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

     MPR A: AI Capabilities for Power BI by Vivek Patel

     MPR B: The Age of "QauantAzure": Democratizing Quantum AI computing with Azure Q-Cloud by Hisham Qaddoumi

     MPR C: Microsoft Cognitive Services - LUIS by Mathias Tello

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM => Break

2:30 PM - 4:45 PM

     MPR A: Chatbots, Serverless and AI on Azure by Luca Gobbi

     MPR B: Using Python/R to build your first Machine Learning Model in Power BI by Ashraf Ghonaim

     MPR C: 

                2:30 PM - 3:15 PM => Leverage Bots in your Digital Workplace by Kanwal Khipple

                3:15 PM - 4:00 PM => Set up a ChatBot From Zero To hero with Bot Framework by Jucinei Pereira Dos Santos

                4:00 PM - 4:45 PM => Bot framework and LUIS BFF by Serhiy Shyyko

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM => Wrap up


Microsoft Canada:

Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq "MSFT"), the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has nine regional offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great software. Microsoft Canada is equally passionate about committing to Canadian communities. Since its inception, Microsoft Canada has had a corporate giving philosophy that goes beyond financial donations to champion inventive forms of philanthropy.

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What is the refund policy?

We will not be issuing refunds. The fee is a nominal amount to help with costs and planning. If you can't attend, feel good knowing you supported the local tech community.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

We welcome anyone interested in learning about AI to the event. Please make sure you register, as we do need your name on the list prior to the event. We will not be accepting registrations at the door.

Is parking available?

Free Parking is available for free.

What can I bring to the event?

We only require your interest and probably some device (electronic or paper) to take notes! Due to the high number of attendees, we will not be doing any hands labs, just lots and lots of demos!

I have special dietary requirements. Can you accomodate me?

We will be providing coffee and beverages for the breaks and lunch, and the lunch provided will be a Subway lunch. As this is a community driven event with a minimal budget, we unfortunately can't manage special dietary requirements. There are lots of options in the area and with a 45min lunch break you have time to get there and back.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Reach out if you have more questions. We can be reached at and encourage you to participate in the monthly user group meetings. More information at .

Not in Greater Toronto Area?

Check the different locations worldwide!

Microsoft Canada Mississauga HQ
1950 Meadowvale Blvd.