AI Technical Meetup & Networking


Join us for an exciting evening of exploration, discovery and connection as we delve into the world of AI tools at our first Technical Meetup! Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out in the field, this FREE event promises to offer valuable insights and networking opportunities.


  • Networking Session: Kick off the evening by mingling with fellow AI enthusiasts, industry experts, and like-minded professionals. Share experiences, exchange ideas, and make meaningful connections over drinks and snacks.
  • Speaker Presentations: Our speakers Patty Delafuente and Douglas Lueben will take the stage to share their experiences with the AI technology currently shaping the industry.
  • Q&A Session: There will be time to chat with the presenters after their presentations. Get answers to your burning questions, uncover best practices, and gain deeper insights into the tools and techniques discussed.

Registration: Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to hear from and connect with industry peers. Reserve your spot today by registering now! You can also register on Meetup here.

Note: Space is limited, so be sure to secure your spot early. Come join us for an evening of education, inspiration, and networking. We look forward to seeing you there!

When:  Thursday, April 11th, 5:00 - 7:00pm ET

Presenters:  Patty Delafuente, Douglas Lueben

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Presenters and Presentations

Patty Delafuente

Patty Delafuente is an experienced NVIDIA Data Scientist and AI Enthusiast. Her mission is to leverage NVIDIA solutions to help their Public Sector customers with the important work they do. In her free time, she is pursuing her PhD in Computer Science at UMBC with a research focus on NLP and AI.

Presentation title: Large Language Models (LLMs) and Retrieval-Augmented Generation

Description: Join us for an engaging technical talk where will explore the capabilities of Large Language Models (LLMs) and how you can refine with domain specific expertise using Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG). In this session, we’ll explore practical applications, share insights, and provide a hands-on demonstration of RAG. We will touch on how NVIDIA, a driving force in AI innovation, plays a pivotal role in empowering organizations to harness the full potential of LLMs. Whether you’re a seasoned developer or just curious about LLMs, this session promises valuable takeaways on optimizing your LLM usage with RAG. 

Douglas Leuben

Douglas Lueben is a Software Developer at Verint with eight years of personal and professional programming experience. He has a strong background in helping others both as a leader and as a teacher. He's looking to make an impact on the field of Computer Science, and help others do the same.

Presentation title: Seeing Clearly with Super Resolution

Description: Artificial Intelligence is all about making the impossible a reality. While ChatGPT and DALL-E 3 are in the mainstream today, we're bringing you along on a deep dive into the AI of tomorrow. Together, we'll learn about Super Resolution algorithms, and how they'll be used to pave the way into the future of Surveillance, Security, and Entertainment.