Anna-Maria Wykes

Microsoft AI MVP | Data & AI RSA (Resident Solution Architect) and Consultant

Getting started with Azure OpenAI

Are you curious about integrating artificial intelligence into your .NET applications but not sure where to start? Join us for a beginner-friendly session on "Getting Started with Azure OpenAI" where we'll guide you through the basics of using Azure OpenAI with C# and .NET.

In this session, we'll demystify OpenAI and show you how to set up and use its powerful features in your projects. We’ll start with the essentials, so no prior experience with OpenAI is required.

Key topics covered in this session include:

  • An introduction to OpenAI and its capabilities
  • Basic C# coding techniques for interacting with OpenAI’s APIs
  • Simple examples to help you understand and implement AI functionality
  • Tips and best practices for beginners to get the most out of OpenAI including LLMOps, Ethical and Responsible AI, and RAG Architectures

By the end of this session, you'll have an understanding of how to start using OpenAI in your .NET projects. You'll gain confidence in writing C# code that leverages AI, and be ready to explore more advanced features on your own.

Anna-Maria Wykes

Anna is a veteran software and data engineer as well as a Microsoft AI MVP, boasting over 18 years of experience. She has undertaken various projects, including real-time analytics with Scala and Kafka, constructing Data Lakes with Spark, and applying engineering to Data Science. Anna currently serves as a RSA (Resident Solution Architect) and consultant, contributing to the development of Databricks and Neueda's data engineering and AI practice. With a genuine passion for data, she endeavors to bridge the gap between Software Development and Data Science. Anna's other areas of interest include DevOps (DataOps, MLOps, LLMOps), Agile methodologies, and organizing or participating in local Code Clubs.