Important Dates

Tutorials conducting date: May 30, 2024

Venue: 7th Floor, Informatics Institute of Technology, Spencer Building, 435 Galle Road, Colombo 03

Join us at iCIIT Conclave 2024: Tutorials event. We will be organizing three tutorials targeting two different groups

  • Beginners: 2 Tutorials
  • Practitioners: 1 Tutorial

Tutorial 1For BeginnersHands-On Low Code/No Code LLM Tutorial9.00 AM – 5.00 PMLKR 10,000
Tutorial 2For BeginnersHands-On LLM Tutorial: Building LLM Apps with Langchain9.00 AM – 5.00 PMLKR 10,000
Tutorial 3For PractitionersMLOps/LLMOps for Practitioners2.00 PM – 6.00 PMLKR 10,000

For Beginners

We will host two full-day tutorials tailored for beginners with little to no coding experience.

Tutorial 1:  Hands-On Low Code/No Code LLM Tutorial

Dive into the world of LLMs without the need for extensive coding experience. This tutorial is tailored for individuals interested in our conference topic but has limited to low to no coding background. Here we will explore:

    • Intro to LLMs and their capabilities
    • Basics of prompt engineering
    • Flowise AI: a No Code Graphical LLM framework
    • Case studies with different workflows
    • Building your own chatbot

    Conducted by

    Data Science Engineer at Zone24x7

    Prasan Ratnayake holds a BSc in Computational Physics from the University of Colombo and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Kelaniya. Passionate about AI and data, he works as a Data Science Engineer at Zone24x7. He is a Microsoft Azure-certified Data Engineer. Alongside his primary role as a Data Science Engineer, Prasan is an avid full-stack developer, skilled in Python frameworks like Django, Flask, and FastAPI, and proficient in designing user-friendly interfaces using React.js.

    Senior Data Science Engineer at Zone24x7

    Umair Ramzan, who earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kelaniya, is a seasoned professional with more than four years of experience in Data Engineering and Data Science. He currently works as a Senior Data Science Engineer at Zone24x7. He is a Microsoft Azure-certified Data Engineer.  In addition to his professional role, Umair serves as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Kelaniya and has a strong interest and expertise in developing AI-powered software applications. 

    Tutorial 2:  Hands-On LLM Tutorial: Building LLM Apps with Langchain

    Ready to elevate your LLM skills? Join this tutorial designed for those with some coding experience, offering hands-on experience with the Langchain framework. Here we will dive into:

    • Intro to LLMs and their capabilities
    • Basics of prompt engineering
    • The Langchain framework
    • Prompt templates, chains, and memory
    • Retrieval Augmented Generation
    • Building Agents

    Conducted by

    Machine Learning Engineer at Zone24x7

    Ishara Neranjana is a dedicated and motivated Machine Learning Engineer at Zone24x7. He earned a B.Sc (Hons) in Statistics and Computer Science from the University of Colombo. Ishara is passionate about Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, and Generative AI, which are branches of artificial intelligence. He is also a Microsoft-certified Azure data scientist. His commitment to continuous improvement is evident in his work on developing AI solutions that align closely with business needs.

    Head of AI and Data Science at Zone24x7

    Nisal Mihiranga is a seasoned IT professional, specializing in data science and AI. His passion centers on leveraging Artificial Intelligence and its related disciplines. He has undertaken several enterprise-grade analytic solution implementations across various domains, including logistics, education, and healthcare. Currently, Nisal is the Head of AI and Data Science at Zone24x7, where he helps businesses enhance operational efficiency by designing and implementing AI-driven products and services. Additionally, Nisal is a Microsoft Certified Trainer who delivers various technical training sessions on Artificial Intelligence. Furthermore, Nisal actively contributes to the tech community in Sri Lanka, particularly through his involvement in initiating AI Community Sri Lanka (AICSL), which is remarkable. He also makes other community contributions by writing insightful technical articles, speaking at both local and international tech forums and conferences, and has authored a book titled ‘Power BI Data Modeling’.

    For Practitioners

    Tutorial 3: MLOps/LLMOps for Practitioners

    Are you a seasoned practitioner in the field of LLMs? This half-day tutorial focuses on MLOps/LLMOps, providing practical strategies for deploying, monitoring, and managing LLM applications in production environments. Here we will dive into:

    • Intro to ML project life cycle
    • LLMs and LLM applications
    • LLMOps
    • Deploying and Monitoring LLM apps
    • Containerising and version control of LLM deployments
    • Latency, throughput, and cost

    Conducted By

    Head – AI Platforms at Dialog Axiata PLC

    Chamika Ramanayake is the Head – of AI Platforms at Dialog Axiata PLC with over 7 years of experience in the telecommunication industry, leading a dynamic team across Data, ML, AIOps, and Cloud domains to design and set the foundation to operationalize the end-to-end AI/ML system life-cycle in AWS cloud environment, and democratizing ML/Analytics through no-code platforms. Chamika pioneered the MLOps team and AI Factory, serving as an AI Platform Architect. He holds an MBA from PIM, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, and a B.Sc. Eng (Hons) in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Moratuwa. Chamika is passionate about applying AI and machine learning to solve real-world problems and create value for customers and businesses.

    Machine Learning Engineer, Dialog Axiata PLC

    Praveen Dhananjaya is a Computer Engineering undergraduate from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. I have a keen interest in hardware development and system integration.

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