Organizing and Speaking at Global Azure Bootcamp 2019 – Cluj-Napoca Edition

silviun/ December 7, 2019/ Public Speaking/ 0 comments

This Saturday I organized the Cluj-Napoca edition of the Global AI Bootcamp. The Global AI Bootcamp is a free one-day event organized across the world by local communities that are passionate about artificial intelligence on Microsoft Azure. We probably had the very 1st instance of this event, since the official date for this event isn’t until next week. We jumped

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Speaking at ITdays 2019

silviun/ November 13, 2019/ Public Speaking/ 0 comments

Yesterday I delivered a session at ITdays Cluj-Napoca, a premium conference focused on Innovation, Programming, and Technology. The title of my session was: “Leverage cloud AI services to modernize existing apps and empower innovative scenarios“. The synopsis: “In this demo-heavy session, you will learn how you as a developer can get started building AI capabilities into your existing software systems

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Speaking at ApexVox 2.0 – Fall 2019

silviun/ November 8, 2019/ Public Speaking/ 0 comments

The Chinese have a saying: good things come in pairs. I guess the saying also applies to technology conferences. For the 2nd time this year, I had the opportunity to speak at ApexVox, a local developer community event focusing mostly on Microsoft developer technology, Azure and the .Net stack. I was very impressed by the large number of foreign speakers

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Organizing Global AI Nights – Cluj-Napoca, September 2019

silviun/ September 10, 2019/ Public Speaking/ 0 comments

This past Thursday, the UiPath Cluj Campus played host to the local edition of a worldwide event called Global AI Nights, a free evening event organized by 94 communities all over the world that are passionate about Artificial Intelligence on the Microsoft Azure. The Cluj-Napoca edition features 2 workshops, one held by myself, and the other held by a fellow

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Speaking at ITCamp 2019

silviun/ June 7, 2019/ Public Speaking/ 0 comments

I just finished delivering my talk “Supercharge your AI efforts with the use of Automated Machine Learning”. As always, ITCamp is a superbly organized event, with great speakers, awesome logistics and very inquisitive attendees. This year I was very pleasantly surprised by the level of the questions I received. They really kept me on my toes 🙂 At any rate,

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Speaking at ApexVox in Cluj-Napoca

silviun/ February 26, 2019/ Public Speaking/ 0 comments

This Saturday I will be delivering a session at a brand new developer conference in Cluj-Napoca, focusing on the local .Net developer community. I am thrilled to be part of the inaugural edition of a new developer conference that I hope will become a fixture in the technical event calendar. LE: The deck I used for my session is available

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Speaking at Cluj CodeCamp – Fall 2018

silviun/ November 24, 2018/ Public Speaking/ 0 comments

Earlier today I delivered a session about AI PaaS (aka Cognitive Services) in Cluj-Napoca at the fall edition of CodeCamp. I had a packed room and received a large number of questions. The candy incentives may have had something to do with that 🙂 The deck I used during my session is embedded below:

Speaking at ISTA Conference 2018 – Sofia BG

silviun/ November 24, 2018/ Public Speaking/ 0 comments

In mid-November, I had the chance to return to Sofia to deliver a session on chatbots for the enterprise at ISTA Conference. The deck I used during my session is embedded below: The stage was just as impressive and intimidating as it was in 2016:

Speaking at Dev# Gdansk – Fall 2018

silviun/ September 29, 2018/ Public Speaking/ 0 comments

Last week I had the chance to deliver a talk at Dev#, a single-track developer conference organized in Gdansk, Poland.  There were roughly 250 IT professionals in attendance. The venue was quite interesting, as it was an old building converted into a cultural events hall/microbrewery combo.  At the end of the event the attendees had the chance to sample the

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