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Tech Track Highlights

Tech Track Highlights

At Penguicon we bring you experts in all kinds of open source software. We cover related topics like security and privacy to help you navigate the technical world. If you use a computer or a smartphone, chances are you will find something useful to you in our Tech Track presentations.

Here are some highlights this year!

Late Night Tails
Live from Penguicon, it’s Late Night Tails! Starring… Tails! What is Tails? Tails is a live system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. Why use Tails? How do I use Tails? Bring your own USB Flash Drive of at least 4GB in size, and we’ll help you create a Live Tails USB! Learn all this and more when we take a trip to the darkweb after hours!

Breaking Into Bots
Step into the world of Conversational Bots. Taking over platforms one by one, conversational bots are becoming the newest applications wanted and needed by consumers everyday. If you are wanting to learn how to get into the world of Conversation Bots, this talk is for you. Gabrielle will take you step by step on how to get your proper tools, building a bot, deploying it to the cloud and how to get it up and running on different platforms. This is an ideal session for those who are familiar with Node.js and would like to apply it to something new.

Never Sleep Again: Introduction to Rootkit Design
When you log on to a computer, do you trust what you see? How do you know you’re not being watched? That every keystroke isn’t being logged? That your microphone isn’t recording?

Come and learn the hard way that anti-virus can’t save you.

This talk is a technical exploration in making malware that lives at the same level as the operating system kernel. We’ll discuss the anatomy of a rootkit and methods for staying hidden.

Making AI Easy: Building Intelligent Applications with Cognitive Services
The rise of machine learning has produced an explosion of APIs to make your applications more intelligent. In this session, you will learn about 20+ different Cognitive Services APIs that provide object recognition, face detection and identification, emotion recognition, OCR, computer vision, video services, speech and speaker recognition, language understanding, text analytics, sentiment analysis, knowledge exploration, search services, and more. These REST-based services work on any technology platform. You can also leverage these services in conjunction with the Microsoft Bot Framework to build an intelligent assistant. You will see powerful demos of these capabilities, experience the simplicity of calling this code, and walk away with ideas on how to leverage this functionality in your own applications

See all of the Tech panels here!