GitHub Connect: Bengaluru


About this event

Join us at GitHub Connect, Bengaluru for an exciting day of learning and discovery, as we explore the transformative power of AI and GitHub tools in software development.

Date: 15 December 2023
Time: 9:15am - 4:00pm IST
Where: Microsoft Corporation, Prestige Ferns Galaxy, 6, 18, Bellandur Gate Rd, Bellandur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560103

Join us to explore how improving your efficiency, security, and collaboration leads to happier developers and more productivity. We have great sessions lined up for you as well as the opportunity to attend a hands-on workshop in the afternoon to put your new knowledge into practice!

You can find the full agenda and registration below.

Time Session
9:15am Arrive & Welcome
Meet your GitHub presenters, grab a tea or coffee and settle in for a fantastic day!
9:30am KEYNOTE - AI: Transforming How Software Developers Work
Nahas Mohammed - Director, Enterprise Sales
As artificial intelligence (AI) permeates various sectors, its impact on software development is increasingly noteworthy. This session explores the transformative role AI plays in our modern society and then delves into its impact on software development practices.

We’ll look into how AI boosts efficiency, precision, and creativity while mitigating human errors. Additionally, we illustrate how AI tools like GitHub Copilot aid in code completion, bug detection, and software testing among other things.

Lastly, we gaze into the future of AI in software development, anticipating advances in AI-assisted coding, collaborative AI development, and AI-led testing and debugging. Join us for an enlightening journey into the world where AI and software development intersect, offering a glimpse of the remarkable transformations in the pipeline.
9:45am GitHub Copilot: Your AI pair programmer
Mohan Sridharan - Principal Solutions Engineer

GitHub Copilot, powered by the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, has emerged as a revolutionary tool that empowers developers and organisations to write code faster and with greater accuracy.

In this presentation, we will explore the transformative power of GitHub Copilot, its underlying AI technology, and how it seamlessly integrates into the development workflow. You’ll see how Copilot can help with things such as; code suggestions, code explanations, language conversions, security vulnerability detection and remediation as well as bug fixing, unit test generation and code refactoring.

Join us in this presentation as we explore the powerful capabilities of GitHub Copilot and see how it has the potential to redefine your coding experience and unlock new levels of efficiency and innovation.

10:45am GitHub AMA
Ask us any question you have on GitHub and get your answers live from the expert team. The best part is, if we are unable to answer your question, you win a swag on the spot while we take some time to revert to you with the correct answer!.

11:15am Tea and coffee
11:30am How to get started with GitHub Advanced Security
Amol Raina - Sr. Application Security Executive
Learn about GitHub's Advanced Security features, including its native, integrated, dev-first approach to security. We'll cover why it's important to shift security left, and dive into specific features such as supply chain security, code scanning, and secret scanning. The session will include a demo and Q&A to help you better understand how to leverage these powerful security tools.
12:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm - 3:30pm Hands on interactive workshop on GitHub Copilot
Karthik Rameshkumar, Director Field Services, APAC West
Target Audience: Software developers of any skill level (Junior to advanced)

During this session, we will look at the generative code capabilities available today as well as the advanced chat capabilities currently in technical preview. You'll also see how to maximise the benefits of GitHub Copilot to;
- Utilise code suggestions to complete code faster
- Understand code more easily using natural language
- Convert code between different languages
- Detection and remediate security vulnerabilities
- Detect and propose fixes for code defects
- Generation unit tests
- Refactor code and increase maintainability

3:30pm - 4:00pm Coffee and Networking

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