Tensorflow: game changer for 'intelligent' applicationsPublished on: Author: Team Communication Category: News
GDG DevFest NL is an annual Google related event in the Netherlands held on the 8th of October. It’s a community driven conference on Google technology, and with 500 attendees one of the largest community events in the Netherlands. Qualogy is proud Gold Sponsor of the event. Rokesh Jankie is co-organizer and will be speaking on Tensorflow at the event.
GDG DevFest NL is held on the 8th of October 2016. We asked Qualogy’s Rokesh Jankie about the event and his talk on Tensorflow.
DevFest: what's so great about the event?
Rokesh: “It’s an amazing event, especially as co-organizer. 500 Google enthusiasts come to the University of Amsterdam for great talks, nice experiences, lots of socializing and Googley fun. It’s a great way for Qualogy to get exposure for our Data Science to the Google community. We want to show what is possible with technology and how we can help organizations using it.”
What's your talk about during the event?
Rokesh: “I’m going to talk about Tensorflow. It was released almost a year ago. Since then there was a lot of news on the topic. Although it’s very powerful, for most developers it can be a bridge too far. My session is about what Tensorflow is, what the concepts are and how to start applying it for yourself. Some coding will be done and use cases and implementations will be shown.”
Rokesh: “I believe Tensorflow is going to be a game changer. It’s all about machine learning, mostly using neural networks. I want to show people attending my session what Tensorflow can bring and how to get started. It might feel quite complex but hopefully I can plant the seed that will help people to start using Tensorflow. Tensorflow currently runs ‘locally’ on your hardware. Cloud ML which was released last week (in beta) will make it possible to run Tensorflow on GCP. Imagine the power you would have then!
Bio Rokesh Jankie
Google enthusiast since 2004 (launch of Gmail) and GDG lead for GDG Cloud Netherlands and GDG Netherlands (Web). Professionally as CTO/Head of R&D of IT service provider Qualogy, Rokesh brings innovation and new technologies to the boardroom. From 2007 Rokesh and his team developed advanced solutions for modernizing Oracle legacy applications to new architectures (QAFE).
At this moment Rokesh his teams are diving into Machine Learning, Machine Intelligence, Google Cloud Platform (data products like: DataFlow, DataProc, BigQuery), Hadoop, Spark, and so forth. Cloud topics in general, like: Docker and Kubernetes. And Web development topics, like: Polymer Web Components and Progressive Web Apps.
Rokesh is also responsible for the business fellow relationship between Qualogy and LIACS (Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, part of Leiden University). This partnership focuses on Data Science research and how to apply Data Science techniques within organizations.