Wednesday 4 November 2020 (pre event)

In this pre-EVENT workshop, we learn and practice Computer vision via CNN, Tensorflow and Keras.

APPS Workshop
Deep Learning in Computer Vision (Workshop)

Deep Learning in Computer Vision (Workshop)

Workshop sponsored by Code.Hub
#ComputerVision #TensorFlow #CNN

Thursday 5 November 2020

THEME: INFRA

Deep dive into cloud infrastructure, including insights from the Openstack community, deployment patterns and hands on implementations.

CLOUD / OPENSTACK
The Need for Open Infrastructure

The Need for Open Infrastructure

Keynote speech
Developers have a lot of options today for running their code and meeting the needs of their business. Public cloud providers have a strong set of services that are (relatively) easy to use and allow them to focus just on the problems they are trying to solve. But this convenience comes at a price. Projects like OpenStack, Kubernetes, and others, enable you to keep control of your infrastructure needs while also abstracting it away.
#Openstack #Opensource #OpenInfrastructure

SPONSOR
Evolution to Cloud Native: why and how!

Evolution to Cloud Native: why and how!

NOKIA - Platinum Sponsor speech
Evolution to cloud native it is a journey and not one time jump. In this journey, the "how" part is somehow understood but the "why" part is very often neglected, still, as important because is touching not only the the applications but the whole ecosystem.
#Applications #CloudNative

CLOUD / OPENSTACK
Building a Public Cloud from scratch: Get to 8K cores OpenStack

Building a Public Cloud from scratch: Get to 8K cores OpenStack

Plenary speech
Have you ever wondered how a Public Cloud looks under the hood? Do the words OpenStack, MaaS, Juju or Ansible ring a bell? Join us in this talk to find out how all these pieces are connected to form Louros DC case. Bonus part: The already tested and upcoming feature of Kubernetes as a Service.
#Openstack #Infrastructure #PublicCloud #Kubernetes

CLOUD
Multi-Cloud Logging for Incident Detection and Investigations

Multi-Cloud Logging for Incident Detection and Investigations

Plenary speech
"An increasing number of organizations are deploying resources in the Multi-Cloud. This elevates the difficulty of centrally monitoring logs for anomalies, performing investigations and allowing real-time response. We make the case for a system that allows all of the above through log aggregation."
#CloudNative #Security #AWS #GCP #Data Analytics

CLOUD
Going Global With Serverless

Going Global With Serverless

Plenary speech
Customers are often looking at running their services at global scale, deploying applications to multiple regions. While it has traditionally been hard to do this, often requiring months of engineering work, serverless has changed the game!
#Infrastructure #Serverless #CloudNative #AWS #Amplify

CLOUD / OPENSTACK
OpenStack Community: Structure, Activeness & Highlights

OpenStack Community: Structure, Activeness & Highlights

Keynote speech
This presentation will cover what is OpenStack community working model (including governance) which helps to keep OpenStack in the top 3 most active open-source projects, how active our community is - not just in developing the new features but also in involving users/operators, education and growing the local community-. The last part will be more technical and feature the latest technical highlights for OpenStack.
#Openstack #community

Communities
Java turns 25!
  • 17:20-17:35 EET
  • Thomas Pliakas, Senior Java Consultant

Java turns 25!

Timeslot for Greek IT Community Java Hellenic User Group to present their scope.
#Communities #JAVA #JHUG

Communities
Rocking remote meetups in Docker Athens
  • 17:35-17:50 EET
  • Paris Kasidiaris

Rocking remote meetups in Docker Athens

Timeslot for Greek IT Community Docker to present their scope.
#Communities #Docker

CLOUD
Lessons Learned Designing Efficient Client Protocol For Distributed Caching

Lessons Learned Designing Efficient Client Protocol For Distributed Caching

Plenary speech
Share my experiences developing the Hazelcast Open Binary Client protocol that we have been developing in the last 4 years. What is distributed caching, how to support rolling upgrades, backward compatibility, extensibility of protocol messages, performance tips are some of the concepts to talk.
#CistributedCaching #RollingUpgrade #Compatibility #Extensibility #Performance

CLOUD
Automation in Infrastructure

Automation in Infrastructure

Panel discussion

Infrastructure is under pressure to scale. We're addressing this need with requirements on efficiency and automation. What are the implications on technology stacks? What are the capabilities introduced by AI? What is the impact on the skills needed for the people working in IT? What are we doing to ensure that the environmental footprint is contained?
Panel rooster consists of:
• Sean McGinnis - Openstack (Cloud Infra view)
• Norbert Kraft - Bell Labs (Reinforced Learning view)
• Adrian Peret – Nokia (Edge Cloud view)
• Thanassis Parathyras - stackmasters (Cloud Management view)
• Yorgos Mousmoulas – Metavallon VC (investors' view)

#Cloud #Automation #Infrastructure

Sponsor
Music Genre Classification with Deep Learning

Music Genre Classification with Deep Learning

Orfium - Silver sponsor speech
This talk will be all about the Orfium's approach to designing and implementing a music genre classification system. It's going to cover everything, from data and feature extraction to model architecture and results.

CLOUD
5 Levels of High Availability: from Multi-instance to Hybrid Cloud

5 Levels of High Availability: from Multi-instance to Hybrid Cloud

Plenary speech
Does running your application on multiple machines mean it's highly available? Technically yes, but the term HA is already more than that. Take Kubernetes installation, it's not considered HA unless your master nodes are in different availability zones, not only on different machines.
#HighAvailability #Devops #Architecture #Design #Cloud

AGILE WORKSHOP

Friday 6 November 2020

THEME: APPS

Different flavors of machine learning,their new capabilities and their links with AI. New ideas on using AI and Data Science

AI/ ML/ DS
Generative Deep Learning - The Key To Unlocking Artificial General Intelligence?

Generative Deep Learning - The Key To Unlocking Artificial General Intelligence?

Keynote speech
This talk will include a general introduction to Generative Modelling as well as a walkthrough of one of the most utilised generative deep learning models - the Variational Autoencoder (VAE) and examples of state-of-the-art output from Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) and Transformer based architectures. We'll also be looking at how generative models can be used in a reinforcement learning setting (World Models paper) and why I believe generative models will play a crucial part in the quest to build Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)
#DeepLearning #GenerativeModelling #AI

SPONSOR
Data engineering and business analytics in network monitoring

Data engineering and business analytics in network monitoring

PCCW Global - Gold sponsor speech
How is PCCW Global using Open Source frameworks to support Network Analytics
#DataEngineering #NetworkMonitoring

AI/ ML/ DS
Bulding Artificial-Intelligence-enabled apps: opportunities and pitfalls

Bulding Artificial-Intelligence-enabled apps: opportunities and pitfalls

Plenary speech
So you want to empower your application/system with AI. Nice. But how can you make this right? Can AI help you? What should you think before starting, and what are the milestones? How do you support and improve the system? And, above all: do you need to be a scientist to do it?
#ArtificialIntelligence, #MachineLearning #ΝLP #AITransformation

AI/ ML/ DS
ML at Scale: The case of Video Streaming Analytics

ML at Scale: The case of Video Streaming Analytics

Plenary speech
A presentation of how Video Streaming Analytics solutions apply ML techniques at scale directly to a large part of the internet traffic to extract KQIs such as initial buffering time, resolution and stall events with a small hardware footprint.
#ML #Analytics #Applications

AI/ ML/ DS
Feature engineering: the dark magic behind data science

Feature engineering: the dark magic behind data science

Plenary speech
Machine Learning models are often perceived as dark magic, but they're only as good as the data they're trained on. Feature engineering is where the real magic happens! In this talk, I'll share some of my favourite spells for data engineering.
#DataScience #FeatureEngineering #ML #Python

AI/ ML/ DS
Reinforcement Learning the Next Big Thing in Industrial Automation

Reinforcement Learning the Next Big Thing in Industrial Automation

Keynote speech
This talk introduces Reinforcement Learning techniques, which imitates human learning by using trial and error methods in conjunction with deep learning. It can be a tremendous enhancement for supervised learning approaches, especially in the case large sets of labeled data for training purposes are unavailable. This presentation also introduce a Nokia Bell Labs research project, which applies Reinforcement Learning for the optimization of public radio networks.
#Automation #ML #ReinforcedLearning

DEMO
Data engineering and business analytics in network monitoring

Data engineering and business analytics in network monitoring

Gold Sponsor Speech and DEMO - PCCW Global
A Demo on how PCCW Global is using Open source frameworks to support Network Analytics
#DataEngineering #Analytics #NetowrkMonitoring

IoT
Traffic management in Core networks for CIoT deployment

Traffic management in Core networks for CIoT deployment

Plenary speech
Diversity of CIoT applications may introduce randomness in traffic that could pose overload threat to Core Network during traffic bursts. Current work attempt to reuse AI technique(s) so that imminent overload condition may be identified and take preventive actions.
#AI #CIoT #Overload

SPONSOR
Executing a Large-scale Data Center Migration to Microsoft Azure: Challenges & Approaches

Executing a Large-scale Data Center Migration to Microsoft Azure: Challenges & Approaches

Intralot - Silver sponsor speech

Co-speaker: Panos Macheras - Microsoft, Account Technology Strategist

SPONSOR
Kubernetes unchained : Navigating the line between vendor lock-in and an in-house implementation

Kubernetes unchained : Navigating the line between vendor lock-in and an in-house implementation

Intralot - Silver sponsor demo

AL/ ML/ DS
Securing Federated Learning

Securing Federated Learning

Plenary Speech
Federated Learning(FL) enables scientists to create AI without compromising users' confidentiality.Better algorithm comes at the cost of collecting more personal data. Thus, FL allows network effects in industries where data cannot be transferred to third parties due to confidentiality reasons.
#Applications #AI #ML #Security #Analytics

COMMUNITIES
Federated Learning: A Black Box Approach
  • 19:45-20:10 EET
  • George Pikramenos - Researcher, Software Engineer @ Athena Research and Innovation Center

Federated Learning: A Black Box Approach

Timeslot for Greek IT community UoA ACM Student Chapter to present their scope.
#Communities #UoA ACM Student Chapter

DEMO
Nokia - DEMO
  • 20:20-20:40 EET

Nokia - DEMO

Nokia - Platinum Sponsor DEMO

APPS WORKSHOP
Data engineering and business analytics in network monitoring (Workshop)

Data engineering and business analytics in network monitoring (Workshop)

Workshop sponsored by PCCW Global
#DataEngineering #Analytics #NetworkMonitoring

Saturday 7 November 2020

Theme: INFRA | APPS

A strong focus on security (policies, scanning, privacy and more) combined with insights on development with asynchronous Python and testing patterns

Visualization
The Role of Big Data Visualization in an Era of Pandemics

The Role of Big Data Visualization in an Era of Pandemics

Keynote speech
In this talk, we will look in on the power of visualization to communicate large volumes of data to diverse audiences. We will view examples, especially of visualizing epidemics of the past and of the most recent ongoing pandemic of our time, the COVID-19 epidemic, and present some of the most common digital tools used to create these visual forms of conveying information and making meaning.
#Visualization #Bigdata

Testing
A/B Testing for Applications

A/B Testing for Applications

Plenary Speech
In the era of big data there are several organizations that lack the ability to run A/B/n tests on their production systems. In this talk, we will go over examples, pitfalls, frameworks as well as principles and challenges to successfully run and learn from A/B tests in data intensive environments.
#ML #DataAnalytics #Applications #ABtest #Bigdata

Testing
Real Time Test Data Monitoring

Real Time Test Data Monitoring

Plenary speech
Running automated regression tests on a daily basis as part of daily build is inevitable nowadays!! It would be cool to find and report a bug at the time is being found. Wouldn't be great to have platforms that can gives us the test execution results while the tests are being executed in remote VMs.
#Automation #Testing #Monitoring #Docker

Security
Tracking Protection Using Firefox

Tracking Protection Using Firefox

Plenary Speech
We often gloss over exactly why personal data is worth protecting. If you are not paying for the product, you are the product. As a solution are you using private browsing or incognito mode? I am afraid it’s not enough to stop the data leaks.
#Dataprivacy #Firefox #TrackingProtection

Security
Expanding the CIA triad for the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution

Expanding the CIA triad for the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution

Plenary Speech
The CIA security triad has been used for years by many info-centric professionals. At a world that the physical, digital and biological spheres are blurring and being increasingly threaten, a new definition of Infrastructure and S/W Security is being developed. Join this session to find out more...
#Security #Environment #4thIndustrialRevolution #AdjustedIT #practices

SW Development
Feel the magic of coroutines and the event loop in asynchronous Python

Feel the magic of coroutines and the event loop in asynchronous Python

Plenary Speech
The asynchronous programming pattern is making complex concurrent code sane again, but how does it work? We'll go through the different concepts of asynchronous programming, while getting our hands dirty with some Python code.
#python #asyncio #asynchronous

CLOUD
Using program instrumentation to identify security bugs
  • 10:50-11:30 EET
  • Dimitrios Glynos - Census, Director of Product Security Services

Using program instrumentation to identify security bugs

Plenary Speech
A gentle introduction to program instrumentation using open source tools. Although multiple uses of instrumentation will be examined, the presentation will focus on the use of instrumentation for the discovery of software security defects.
#IoT #Security

SECURITY
Embedding Cyber Exposure Management in modern DevOps strategies

Embedding Cyber Exposure Management in modern DevOps strategies

Plenary speech
Vulnerability management has consistently served organizations by identifying vulnerabilities within IT infrastructure but, this is no longer sufficient to protect the modern attack surface. Cyber exposure management is a paradigm shift in the way we think about protecting against diverse threats.
#Security #CyberThreatManagement #DevSecOps #AIinSecurity

SPONSOR + DEMO
Recording, indexing and accessing packets at scale.

Recording, indexing and accessing packets at scale.

Niometrics - Silver Sponsor speech + Demo
When working with machines crunching several millions of packets per second, even the simplest of tasks become non-trivial. Capturing and decoding packets at telco line rates is a challenge by itself. Recording them in persistent storage with quick access for analysis requires purpose-built systems. I will present a special-purpose system which displays packet data to the user in meaningful ways using a message flow graph, experiencing sub-second latencies while retrieving a specific packet from a data store of billions.
#pcap #dpdk #timeseries #bigdata

SW Development
On the Accountability of Black Boxes: How we can control what we can’t exactly measure

On the Accountability of Black Boxes: How we can control what we can’t exactly measure

Plenary Speech
Black box algorithmic models make decisions that have a great impact in our lives.Thus, the need for their accountability and transparency is growing.In this session we present a technology for addressing that need and the lessons learnt from its application at a US-based high tech corporation.
#AI #ML #Applications #Fairness #Explainability

DEMO
Hack the Box - DEMO
  • 13:20-13:30 EET

Hack the Box - DEMO

Hack the Box - Workshop Sponsor DEMO

COMMUNITY
Google Developer Group Athens (GDG Athens)
  • 13:30-13:45 EET
  • Magy Kontou

Google Developer Group Athens (GDG Athens)

GDG Athens meetup
#Communities #GDG Athens

SECURITY
Promoting trust in digital solutions: The EU cybersecurity certification framework

Promoting trust in digital solutions: The EU cybersecurity certification framework

Guest Speech
A detailed look on the EU cybersecurity certification framework: What it includes, what are its objectives and how a uniform set of rules and procedures promotes trust in products, services and processes
#Security #ENISA #Certification

APPS WORKSHOP
INFRA WORKSHOP
Solving real-world business problems with R & Tidyverse

Solving real-world business problems with R & Tidyverse

Workshop sponsored by Hack the Box
#Hacking #Containers #Docker