Hack Talks


Bringing developers around Europe together
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Nov 22nd 2018 Helsinki






What is Hack Talks?

Hack Talks is a one day high-tech conference with the most amazing workshops and top notch keynotes from the bleeding edge of technology.

Hack Talks 2018

Insightful and inspiring keynotes from technical experts in security, web, cloud and data science. Five future-looking keynotes for the largest Hack Talks audience to date will give you something to think and talk about.
Two tracks of workshops from a variety of industry-leaders are a great opportunity to deep dive into current topics. Hands-on sessions provide immediately actionable takeaways for professionals and students alike.


Jasmine Greenaway
Cloud Developer Advocate
Mikko Hyppönen
Chief Research Officer
Ines Montani
Explosion AI
Jaakko Lehtinen
Associate Professor & Principal Research Scientist
Aalto University & NVIDIA
Michael Slater
Product Manager


Cloud Track
AI Track

Modern development pipeline using containers and cloud

How's and why's of setting up a modern node/react-based development pipeline for continuous deployment. A hands-on exercise on how to get a quick start to a development setup including best practices, container technologies and automated testing. This session will tangibly describe the tools and practices necessary for producing modern, high-quality software products quickly and efficiently.

Marko Klemetti - CTO @ Eficode

Cloud track

Alexa Skill Development

Alexa is the speech and personal assistant technology that powers Amazon Echo. It can be used to listen music, check weather and traffic, answer questions, control household devices and much more. In this workshop you’ll get a hands-on introduction to Amazon Alexa and its ecosystem, and you’ll learn how to build Alexa skill from scratch. You'll create Alexa skill by programming AWS Lambda function in Node.js, you'll store skill data in DynamoDB database and you'll learn how to use SSML (Speech Synthesis Markup Language). Target audience for this workshop are developers who would like to extend their knowledge in order to be able to develop and publish skills for Alexa.

Goran Vuksic - Solution Architect @ Agnitio

Cloud track

Running data science pipelines on the GPU using RAPIDS

RAPIDS is a set of open-source libraries enabling you to run data science pipelines entirely on the GPU with familiar Python interfaces. By tapping into the parallelism of GPUs, RAPIDS not only accelerates training of data science models but also speeds up common data preparation tasks resulting into faster iteration of your pipelines. In this workshop, you will learn how to get up to speed with RAPIDS as we interactively explore data ingestion and preparation as well as model training and inference using realistic examples.

Tuomas Rintamäki - Deep learning engineer @ NVIDIA

AI track

How to create leading intelligent software with aito.ai

Aito.ai is like a database or search engine, but for AI operations. It allows you to integrate AI as easy as you would integrate SQL queries. In the workshop, we will make “dumb” grocery store webshop, build on Node.js and React, smart and turn it into a 1-minute shopping experience.

Antti Rauhala - Co-Founder & Chief Data Scientist @ aito.ai

AI track


12:00 - 13:00 Registration & Lunch
13:00 - 14:30 90 min workshop
14:30 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 16:30 90 min workshop
16:30 - 17:30 Evening registration & lounge
17:30 - 19:30 Keynotes
19:30 - 20:00 Break
20:00 - 21:00 Keynotes
21:00 After-party

Hack Talks last year

Last year’s event gathered together 800 tech enthusiasts for an evening of keynotes about web and graphics.





  • Evening keynotes
  • Official After-party
  • Event workshops
  • VIP Lunch & Dinner
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  • VIP Lunch & Dinner
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  • Evening keynotes
  • Official After-party
  • Event workshops
  • VIP Lunch & Dinner
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Hack Talks is organized at Kulttuuritalo. The address is Sturenkatu 4. 00510 Helsinki.

It is next to Linnanmäki Amusement Park, near the Helsinki city centre, and benefits from good traffic links. Tram lines 1, 3 and 9 all pass the Helsinki Hall of Culture. Bus 23 from the Rautatientori square and Pasila station runs to and from the facilities.

The venue doesn't have available parking lots, so please arrive with public transportation.

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