About Applied AI

The event and the conference team

Applied AI is a two day event, one workshop day and one conference day, held at The Brewery, in the heart of the City of London.

With hundreds of delegates, speakers and sponsors, Applied AI aims to deliver fantastic up-to-date content about machine learning, AI programming and related technologies in a comfortable and professional setting. There are countless networking opportunities to engage with our speakers and delegates, making Applied AI an event you don't want to miss.

The Event

The event kicks off on Thursday morning with a two different full day tutorial sessions, a beginners guide to practical use of machine learning and an advanced hands-on ML and AI workshop. Thursday evening continues with a pre-conference pubcon. Friday will then start with an inspiring keynote presentation, followed by a full day of talks followed by the evening's social event. Lunch will be served and refreshments will be available throughout the day.


Applied AI is a full featured conference and ticket prices include all of the following:

  • Entrance to the keynote and conference sessions
  • Entrance to the pre and post-conference social events
  • Breakfast, lunch and 2 cake & coffee breaks
  • All day access to the exhibit hall and delegate lounge
  • WiFi, charging points and cloakroom

Please note: an extra ticket is required to attend workshops training on Wednesday.


Anyone is welcome to attend the conference, whether you're a professional, hobbyist, manager, or just starting out, there's something for everyone.

Applied AI operates a Code of Conduct and we encourage all delegates to read it before attending the conference.

Conference organisers

With over 20 years combined event management experience and more than 50 years combined development experience, our organising team are excited to bring our inaugural Applied AI conference to the UK. We organise several events in London, including both GopherCon UK and PHP UK Conference as well as a user group.

Mat Ryer

Mat Ryer has been building products and services for over eighteen years in a variety of industries. A big advocate of open-source his BitBar project has almost 10,000 stars on Github; he is passionate about elegant and simple solutions to hard problems. He is the author of Go Programming Blueprints: Second Edition, and often speaks at conferences around the world. In late-2017 Mat co-founded Machine Box, with the goal of making machine learning accessible to developers of all levels.

@matryer on Twitter »
@matryer on Github »

David Hernandez

David Hernandez is a Go developer since 2013, he was one of the organizers of the first GopherCon UK conference (2015), and you can usually find him speaking, and collaborating with Go London Users Group. He worked in companies like BBC for the 2012 London Olympics, scaling continuous integration at Atlassian (Sydney), and helping the UK Government at the GDS. He is one of the founders at Machine Box where he has developed state of the art Machine Learning models, and is leading the R&D.

@dahernan on Twitter »
@dahernan on Github »

Johanna Cherry

Johanna Cherry is currently working as a freelance DBA. She has spent the last 14 years developing systems and applications with PHP, Go, Cassandra, and lots of other cool web technologies. Over the years she has previously held roles at Songkick as Platform Architect, Data Team Lead at Hailo, Development Manager for the affiliate network Webgains and Technical Team Lead for the PHP consultancy Ibuildings. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management from Herzing University in Madison Wisconsin.

Jo manages speakers, socials, the venue, marketing, and delegate services for the conference.

@johannacherry on Twitter »
@johannac on Github »

Sam Bell

Sam Bell is co-founder of digital agency, Copia Digital. He and his team build websites and web applications for asset managers and companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, helping them report on performance to their investors.

They also run a side project called ChartBlocks, an online chart building tool that makes it easy to embed charts into your website or social media.

Sam manages registration, sponsors, exhibits and volunteers for the conference.

@samdb on Github »

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