See Keyhole at Nebraska.Code() 2017

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Keyhole Software is excited to once again be a Gold sponsor of the Nebraska.Code() Conference. If you have yet to register to attend, use promo code Keyhole10 to receive 10% off of your 2017 conference ticket cost.

The conference will take place this week, Wednesday through Friday, May 17-19 with excellent technical talks on the schedule. Wednesday will consist of half and full-day workshops, while Thursday and Friday will consist of one-hour breakout sessions.

Keyhole will be giving away a $150 Amazon gift card in a random drawing. Stop by the Keyhole booth on Thursday to enter the drawing, which will take place early Friday afternoon.

Sessions To Watch

Numerous conference sessions will be led by Keyhole Software team members on a myriad of technical topics. Make sure to attend the following Keyhole sessions when setting your own personal conference calendar.

Thursday Sessions

A Primer on Neural Networks – Chase Aucoin

Thursday, 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM | Regents D
I’m sure you’ve at least heard about neural networks, but maybe you wonder what exactly is a Neural Network. This talk will take you gently into the machine learning branch of statistics with neural networks. With examples and simple breakdowns about the math involved that anyone can follow.

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Bot chat: Creating your first Slack bot – Brice McIver

Thursday, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Chancellor 1
Learn how to create a bot for Slack, the cloud-based team collaboration tool. In this session, we’ll develop a JavaScript-based bot for Slack and show how to integrate it into your Slack team.

Friday Sessions

Neural Networks: The Good Bits – Chase Aucoin

Friday, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Regents E
So you already know a little bit about Neural Networks and can do some of the basics? Are you ready for the really cool stuff? Let me show you the way. The expectation for this is that you already have a fundamental knowledge of Neural Networks either from Chase’s Thursday talk “A Primer to Neural Networks” or via your own study. Topics and Demos Include:

  • Loss Functions: Where the real money is
  • Custom Activation Functions
  • Modern Neural Network Architectures
  • Approaches for quick research and development
  • Learning Analytics: How to know when to try something different
  • Deploying for Consumption with Zero MQ
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Micro-Services: What we learned from 2016 – Chase Aucoin

Friday, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Regents E
Micro-Services have really taken off, what are some of the lessons we learned as an industry last year and how do we carry those learnings forward in 2017 to make the best, most stable products?

Entity Framework 201/301 – Clayton Terry

Friday, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Regents C
This is a presentation of some of the more advanced features of Entity Framework. Proper setup and use of navigation properties to leverage the tools provided by Entity Framework. Complex Linq queries and how to simplify them. Advantages and disadvantages of relying on Entity Framework. Understanding the scope of Entity Framework queries and how to track the queries that are generated. This will be a code heavy talk.

See you at Nebraska.Code() 2017!

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