Knowledge Workshops

Monday and Tuesday there will be a number of knowledge workshops, where students, researchers and people from the indus-try will be able to participate in a deep-dive about a technical topic. Examples could be IoT, Artificial Intelligence, entrepreneur-ships, Cloud Computing or a similar topic. Knowledge institutions and commercial players alike can organize a workshop. 

PROGRAM

Monday, April 8th 2019

12.30-19.00 Knowledge workshop

The Alexandra Institute and NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI) offer this half-day course in deep learning with hands-on training. The course covers applications within computer vision (like object recognition and object detection) and is useful for both beginners and experts. You will learn the basics of deep learning by training and deploying neural networks with our deep learning experts. The course focuses on being able to use the techniques and offers hands-on training under expert guidance. You can ask about everything from how to start to how to move on if you are stuck. And the best part is that the next day you will be able to continue using deep learning back at work. Beginners will learn what deep learning is and discover how easy it is to get started. For experienced developers and data scientists the course is a great opportunity to network with peers and get familiar with DIGIT, which is a free and interactive tool for easy prototyping, training and deployment of deep neural networks.

Organizer
The course is organized by the Alexandra Institute and collaboration with NVIDIA – inventor of the GPU and the world’s leader in visual computing. The instructor is Henrik Pedersen, PhD, who is heading the Visual Computing Lab at Alexandra Institute. For more information, please visit https://alexandra.dk/uk/nvidiadli

Audience / Target Group
The workshop is for software developers, data scientists and managers from industry and research, who wish to be-come familiar with – and get hands-on experience with – deep learning.

Prerequisites
Participants should have basic programming skills (C/C++, Python or similar) and must bring a laptop with Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari (no special hardware like GPUs required). Prior to participation, attendees must create an account on the DLI Platform (instructions will be e-mailed a few days before the course).

Registration
Register here

Participants
15-60 participants

Time and place
Monday at 12.30 at Room X, INCUBA, Katrinebjerg, Aarhus

15.30-19.00 Knowledge workshops

How to write a performant and reactive website in a typesafe language, without ever touching JavaScript! Sounds good? Then join this workshop where Mikkel and Simon from IT Minds will guide you through how you build your own functional webapp with React. At the workshop we will build a Pupstagram, a platform to search and like lovable dog breeds.

You will learn
• to pass data along different pages in a single page application
• some initial ReasonML programming paradigms
• some interop methods with JavaScript.
The workshop will focus on building UI with ReasonReact.

The network requests needed for building pupstagram will be given, but can be learned for eager workshopees

Organizers
IT Minds is an IT consultancy consisting of over 175 young IT talents. We consist of both talented student employees, graduates, and employees with years of experience. Our focus area are new technology and includes the development of web applications, database solutions, mobile applications, and other areas to strengthen and improve the workflow and processes of our customers.
Young minds – excellent solutions

Audience / Target Group
If you want to know how to write a website in a typesafe and strict manner, this is the workshop for you.

Prerequisites
• Have node.js and npm (comes with most node.js distributions) installed.
• Have a text editor of own choice (Visual Studio Code is recommended).
• Have git installed.
• Obviously have a PC or Mac or unixbased computer system.

Participants
15-30 participants

Time and place
Monday at 15.30 at Room X, INCUBA, Katrinebjerg, Aarhus
 
Registration
Register here

In this workshop we give an overview of blockchain technology with a focus on the research done at Aarhus university. There will also be contributions from some of the blockchain companies in the Aarhus area.

Organizers
Jesper Buus Nielsen, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University
Bas Spitters, Associated Professor, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University

Audience / Target Group
Anyone with an interest in blockhain technology and with a basic background in CS or software engineering.

Prerequisites
None

Participants
30 participants

Time and place
Monday at 15.30 at Room X, INCUBA, Katrinebjerg, Aarhus
 
Registration
Register here

We are currently in the planning of additional 1-2 workshops. Stay tuned

Tuesday, April 9th 2019

12.00-19.00 Knowledge Workshop

The impressing increase in data-driven services and tools that use Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Mining and Data Visualization, has given rise to concerns on the accuracy, validity and transparency of the underlying models, assumptions and data sources. Often referred to as Explainable AI, recent research discusses issues related to transparency and accountability of such “smart” systems. This workshop brings together experts from different fields that study how to provide transparency, explanations and accountability to models, services and systems that create a representation of human behaviour and actions, and that increasingly impact our daily life. The workshop will present: (1) an overview of criticism on existing systems or models, (2) approaches to provide explanations and discrimination-aware analysis methods, and (3) user experience, interaction and design approaches for smart interactive systems and Big Data approaches in general.

Agenda
Lunch 12-12.30
Part 1: Research: advanced/research-oriented presentations 12.30-15
Coffee break 15-15.30
Part 2: Outreach: applied / ethics / discussion-oriented presentations 15.30-18.30
Dinner 18.30-19.30

Organizer
Ira Assent, Professor in Data-Intensive Systems 
Jo Vermeulen, Assistant Professor in Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction 
Marianne Graves Petersen, Associate Professor in Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction

Audience / Target Group
The workshop targets researchers, students, and experts in industry working with data analysis. The first part of the workshop focuses on the research community, but everyone is welcome at their own risk 😉 The second part focuses more on a general audience.

Subject to recruiting the right (number) of talks

Prerequisites
None
 
Participants
Maximum om 15-50 participants
 
Time and place
Tuesday at 12.00 at Room X, INCUBA, Katrinebjerg, Aarhus
 
Registration
Register here

15.30-19.00 Knowledge Workshops

Modern large scale software systems need to adapt to user’s requirements, new features, and error fixing fast: the timescale is hours or minutes for a feature to be deployed into production, not weeks or months.  Agile development and deployment require automation and new development processes. In this workshop, I will present concrete technologies, notably Docker Engine and Docker Swarm, and a software architecture pattern, Microservices, for doing DevOps, that is “Development Operations”; and using a concrete case study, participants will get a chance to work hands-on on developing and testing infrastructure-as-code scripts to automate container building and deployment.

Organizer
Henrik Bærbak Christensen. Associate Professor at Computer Science, Aarhus University. Henrik loves to design and code software architectures with main emphasis on reliable, scalable, and highly available systems, – and teach it to people.

Audience / Target Group
The target group is software developers and architects (students, industry, …). A main aspect of the workshop is hands-on exercises on a small case using a Java and Gradle tool stack in a Linux environment, so some familiarity is a benefit. However, the main focus is developing infrastructure-as-code scripts for container building and deployment, so no Java programming is required. No previous Docker knowledge is assumed.

Prerequisites
Participants should bring a 64-bit laptop and ideally install a VMWare virtual machine with the case study and tool stack beforehand. The virtual machine will become available before the workshop.
 
Participants
Maximum om 20 participants
 
Time and place
Tuesday at 15.30 at Room X, INCUBA, Katrinebjerg, Aarhus
 
Registration
Register here

In this workshop you will be introduced to a range of tools and methods for rapidly building functional prototypes for mobile, web and IoT applications. We will be exploring how teams can build and test working app prototypes fast by utilizing technologies such as Firebase and a variety Google Cloud Platform (GCP) APIs for computer vision and machine learning.

We will go through the fundamentals of Firebase and integrations to a variety of APIs on the GCP and examples will be made using mobile (Android), web (Angular) and IoT interface (Android Things).

During the workshop, participants will be kickstarting their own projects and test out many of the powerful features provided by the cloud platforms with some hands-on challenges.

Organizers / Facilitators
Kasper Løvborg Jensen
Professor (Docent) and head of ORBIT Lab at Aarhus University School of Engineering.

 

Simon Kæseler
Software Pilot, Trifork A/S

Audience / Target Group
This workshop is for software developers with some experience building mobile and/or web applications and are looking to add more advanced cloud-based features to their projects.

Prerequisites
Bring your laptop. Software installation instructions will be sent to participants after signup

Participants
10-30 participants

Time and place
Tuesday at 15.30 at Room X, INCUBA, Katrinebjerg, Aarhus
 
Registration
Register here

Join us for an afternoon of pitches, G&T’s and exciting new acquaintances, when INCUBA hosts a special edition of Gin & Tech in collaboration with AU Digital Innovation Festival.

Description
Eight carefully selected startups from the digital space will give a short pitch of their ideas and endeavors for an audience followed by casual conversations with mentors, investors, researchers and digital professionals.

The event will focus on digital startups from the incubator environments surrounding Aarhus University. Startups will have the opportunity to present their products at a small stand og establish contact to potential mentors, investors and domain experts.

Can I participate?
The event is free and open to participants in the AU Digital Innovation Festival as well as members of INCUBA’s network of mentors, directors and investors. All you need to bring is your good spirit and best advice.

Registration
Send an e-mail with your name, job title and company/organization/institution to cbj@incuba.dk to sign up for the event. We have a limit of 50 spots so don’t wait too long.

If you’re a startup and wish to pitch, send an e-mail to av@incuba.dk with your company name, website link and a short description of your product. You don’t have to deliver a perfect pitch deck to the event. Just a quick and concise summary of the problem you are solving, how you are solving it, how far you have come, and what you are looking for. The event will mainly be in danish but you are welcome to pitch in english if preferred.

Date: Tuesday April 9th
Time: 15.30
Location: The café at INCUBA Katrinebjerg, Åbogade 15, 8200 Aarhus N

Program
15.30: Registration, snacks and G&T’s
15.45: Welcome: Arne Vesterdal (INCUBA)
16.00: Pitch round (startups TBA)
16.45: Meet the startups, networks and more G&T’s
18.15: Thank you and goodbye!

There will be a light lunch as part of AU Digital Innovation Conference from 18.30 – 19.00.

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We are currently in the planning of additional 1-2 workshops. Stay tuned

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