Featured Speaker Session

John Ruzick

John Ruzick

Continuous Curiosity - Strategies for Learning and Adapting in the AI/ML Age

In today's fast-paced tech landscape, adaptability, curiosity, and creativity are critically important for both personal and professional success. Nowhere is this more evident than in the realm of AI/ML, where innovation is constant, and the possibilities are limitless. But how do we as technologists embrace this change and learn new tools and techniques so we can deliver value to our organizations and customers?
In this beginner level presentation, I'll share my personal approach to becoming fluent in new technologies through hands-on exploration and experimentation. From the absolute basics to understanding complex models, embeddings, and vector databases, I'll share the strategies and personal projects I've used in my journey to grow my understanding of AI/ML, expand my skillset, and stay relevant in this ever-evolving industry.