Room 4 

10:20 - 11:20 


Talk (60 min)

Practical Applications of Generative AI: How to Sprinkle a Little AI in Your App

People talking about AI is like glitter after a craft project, or azulejos in architecture, it's everywhere!


Recent advances in generative AI, like Stable Diffusion and Chat-GPT, have the industry more hyped up than a caffeine-addicted toddler. It can leave one feeling like they're being left behind if they're not incorporating AI into their apps today.

In this talk, we'll take a sober look at the topic of Generative AIs. In particular, we'll look at how Large Language Models (LLMs) work and where they break down. We'll consider how to engineer prompts for AI. And finally, we'll look at practical examples of adding AI into into a real-world app based on my experiences introducing AI into, an app designed to help customer success teams support their customers. We'll write code that calls Open AI APIs that demonstrate how to sprinkle a little AI into your own app. Join us to learn how to leverage the latest advancements in generative AI and take your applications to the next level.

Phil Haack

Phil Haack is a co-founder and CTO of A Serious Business, Inc. building serious products for serious people. Very serious. We are the creators of Abbot, a friendly ChatOps platform that makes it easy to automate tasks from chat.

Phil has over twenty years of experience in the software industry. Prior to A Serious Business, Inc., he was a director of engineering at GitHub and helped make GitHub friendly to developers on the Microsoft platform.

Prior to GitHub, he was a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft responsible for shipping ASP.NET MVC, NuGet, among other projects. These products had permissive open source licenses and ushered in Microsoft’s Open Source era.

Phil is a co-author of GitHub for Dummies as well as the popular Professional ASP.NET MVC series and regularly speaks at conferences around the world. He’s also made several appearances on technology podcasts such as .NET Rocks, Hanselminutes, Herding Code, and The Official jQuery Podcast.

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