Microsoft Ignite Tour Special with Laurent Bugnion and Jeremy Likness – 15th January 2020

15th January 2020 from 6pm at Rebel Recruiters

What's it about?

Join two of Microsoft’s excellent Senior Cloud Developer Advocates to discuss some of the most exciting topics in the Microsoft stack today.

Laurent Bugnion - A Gentle Introduction to Deep Learning:

Artificial intelligence relies on a few mathematical principles that can seem scary when you look at them from a distance.

But if you take a step by step approach, you will find that the math involved is not too complex and that any software developer can understand the basics.

In this session, Laurent Bugnion, a Cloud Developer Advocate working with Microsoft will share his recent journey discovering the basics of Deep Learning.

We will not make data scientists out of you, but we will enable you to understand what people talk about when they mention artificial intelligence.

We will see how Azure can help you with tools, services and machines.

Last but not least, we will also have a discussion about the ethics of AI and what we should be careful about.

Jeremy Likness - WASM and WASI: The Power of One:

WebAssembly is a new, browser-based technology that provides a virtual stack-based machine for running code consistently across platforms and operating systems.

With the introduction of WASI, or WebAssembly Systems Interface, it is now capable of running outside of the browser in other environments and is hosted in runtimes like the .NET Framework and on edge devices.

Learn about the history of WebAssembly, see examples of WASI in action, and learn about the power of one to build byte code that can truly run everywhere.

What do we need to bring?

Just yourself and a willingness to learn!


Please note. Neither the speaker nor the Nottingham IoT Meetup are responsible for any damage to any components or hardware you may bring along.

Note also that the equipment at the event remains the property of the speaker(s), and is for demo purposes only. 

About Our Speakers:

Laurent Bugnion:

Laurent works as Senior Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft.

Previously Laurent spent almost 10 years working for IdentityMine and Valorem, two leading firms in Microsoft technologies.

He is one of the foremost experts for XAML and C# based development.

He codes in Windows, WPF, Xamarin (iOS and Android), Unity, ASP.NET.

In his free time, Laurent writes for technical publications such as MSDN Magazine, and his blog can be found at

He is a frequent speaker at conferences such as Microsoft MIX, Build, TechEd, VSLive, TechDays and many other international events.


Jeremy Likness:

Jeremy is a Developer Advocate for Azure at Microsoft.

His personal mission is to empower developers to be their best.

Jeremy worked on enterprise software for 25 years and focused on line of business web apps
since the late 90’s.

Jeremy is a published book author in multiple languages, prolific freelance writer, online video show host (Channel 9’s On .NET series), and an international and keynote speaker.


Where will we be meeting:

We’ll be meeting at the Rebel Recruiters offices on Huntingdon Street in Nottingham.


We’re proud to partner with Jetbrains, who are kindly offerring one lucky attendee a 1 year subscription to a JetBrains product of your choice, including Resharper, IntelliJ and PHPStorm.

Attend and tweet on the #NottsIoT hashtag to be in with a chance of winning!

Food and Drink:

For one month only, the wonderful people at Rebel will be spoiling us with free pizza! Yey!

Urban Monitoring will be sponsoring the beer for the evening.

PJG Creations will once again be sponsoring the evening’s soft drinks.


Notts IoT are on the lookout for a full time Headline Sponsor… If you or anyone you know would be interested, please do get in touch!