Upcoming Workshops: OPIM Innovate

OPIM Innovate is proud to announce that it will be continuing its workshop series starting this Friday, February 15th. Topics that will be covered in this semester’s workshops include artificial intelligence (A.I.), wearable technology, drones, Splunk analytics, natural language processing, and 3D printing. All workshops will be held on Fridays at the Gladstein Lab, BUSN 391 from 1:00-3:00 PM and are open to all UConn students, staff, and faculty. For more details on these workshops, including where to sign up, please keep reading!

Friday, February 15th – Introduction to A.I. Workshop: This informative workshop will be exploring the concepts of machine learning and neural networks. Discussions will also be had concerning the real-world implications of A.I. progression for the future. Interested? Sign up here

Friday, February 22nd – Splunk Analytics Workshop: During this workshop, attendees will be briefed on the Splunk Enterprise software and how Splunk, Inc. is revolutionizing the analysis of machine data. Data security, Internet of Things, and machine learning concepts will also be discussed and further explored through Splunk. While a prior understanding of the fundamentals to the aforementioned concepts can be helpful, it is not required for participation in the workshop. Additional resources will be provided to those who want to learn more about Splunk after the workshop. Interested? Sign up here.

Friday, March 1st – Wearable Tech in Action Workshop: In this workshop, attendees will learn how microcontrollers are being used to help solve real-world business problems. Then, after being introduced to microcontrollers like FLORA and GEMMA, they will be invited to build their own wearable projects for hands-on experience. Different projects will be available to choose from. We will be providing additional resources for those who would like to learn more about microcontrollers after the workshop. Interested? Sign up here.

Friday, March 29th – Alexa Skill Building Workshop: Smart voice and natural language processing technologies are becoming the new norm due to smart speaker products like the Amazon Alexa line. In this workshop, attendees will be given an overview of these smart speakers and their application in different business sectors. Then, each participant will develop their own Alexa Skill for Alexa to learn. Interested? Sign up here

Friday, April 19th – Drones in Action Workshop:  This workshop, in collaboration with On Course Drones, a drone pilot training company, teaches students about drone technology and how drones fly. During the workshop, attendees will learn about how drones have impacted a number of industries, including the insurance, logistics, medicine, and entertainment industries. This will then lead to a demonstration of different types of drones and hands-on, drone-flying experience. Interested? Sign up here.

Friday, April 26th – 3D Modeling Workshop: The last workshop of the semester, the 3D Modeling workshop will give attendees an overview of 3D Modeling technologies and how they are used in different industries. Real world demonstrations of 3D Printing will also be shown, and additional resources will be provided for those who would like to learn more. Interested? Sign up here

We hope that one or more of our workshops interest you, and that you come visit us, soon!