Events - October 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM EDT

During this seminar, Matt Harford and Natasha Jennings will introduce the new multiple-choice exam processing service, Akindi, beginning with a brief look at the benefits of the service, how it works, and the implementation timeline, followed by a live demonstration.

This seminar will not be recorded/webcasted.

Speaker bios:

Matt Harford is IST’s Service Desk Manager, overseeing the EC2 service desk and physical service desks in DC Library, DP Library, and Village 1. While the service desks keep him very busy, Matt enjoys woodworking, cooking, and his dog, Ramsey.

Natasha Jennings is the Communications Officer for Information Systems & Technology (IST), providing support across the department for internal and external communications and IST projects and services. Natasha is currently working to complete a Master’s degree from the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business. Outside of work (and school), Natasha loves spending time with her family, including son John (6) and daughter Josephine (3), cheering for the Patriots, and discovering delicious new wines.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Friday, October 4, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM EDT

At this seminar you will learn about the technical aspect of the Microsoft Azure QnA Maker bot and how it was implemented for a pilot project in The Centre. Shah will demonstrate the Bot, QnA Maker and the reporting capabilities. Bot architecture and cost will also be discussed.

Speaker bio

Shah is the Solutions Architect Team Lead in Departmental and Campus Applications (DCA), IST. He supports use of a variety of technologies across campus. Shah is a graduate of University of Windsor, with a Masters in AI, Natural Language Processing from the same University. Shah worked in variety of industries, from Automotive to the Energy sector, before coming to the University of Waterloo. Shah has great interest in Automobiles. He drove his 2002 Honda Accord 301K kms before selling it.

This seminar will not be recorded/webcasted. 

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