[Computer-go] US Go Congress 2016 "Computer Go Afternoon" invitation

Chun Sun sunchun79 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 08:16:53 PDT 2016

Hello everyone,

Another update, as AGA will announce later:

* We are honored to have Yuandong Tian from Facebook Research, to
present "DarkForest:
A DCNN-based open source Go engine", on 8/4 afternoon.
* We are honored to have John Tromp, who calculated the exact number of
legal Go positions, to present "The number of legal Go positions", on 8/4
* As previously mentioned, Deepmind is coming to USGC this year. In
addition to the opening keynote on 7/30 Saturday, Aja Huang and Hui Fan
will also present "AlphaGo Insider" lecture on 8/4 Thursday's "Computer Go
afternoon", focusing more to the developer community.
* After these exciting presentations, DarkForest will play Andy Liu 1p at 3
* "JustGo" live recording/broadcasting app will be demoing around the
lounge and playing room.

This should be a fun event :)

Thanks everyone who helped our community work:)


On Sun, May 29, 2016 at 8:56 AM, Chun Sun <sunchun79 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I'd like to bump up the thread and announce another team attending USGC
> this summer:
> Wantong Technology from China will attend USGC with their automatic game
> recording and broadcasting app "JustGo". Lei Chen 7d (CEO) and Yi Tang 2p
> will come to Boston to do the demo.
> Here is a demo for an internal version, pretty sure the July version will
> be better...
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFj8k_b2Whc&feature=share
> Thank you, and hope to see you this summer in Boston.
> Chun Sun
> co-Director, USGC 2016
> On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 10:54 AM, Chun Sun <sunchun79 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> [Demo Stations; Poster sessions; Freestyle Q&A; chat with anyone]
>> Hello everyone,
>> We are happy to announce that we will have the "Computer Go Afternoon"
>> event in the US Go Congress <http://www.gocongress.org/> in Boston this
>> summer. It will be arranged on Thursday, August 4th, 2016, from 2pm - 5pm. We
>> will have a dedicated large meeting room + hallway demo/poster stations +
>> white board + boards/stones for computer go developers.
>> This is:
>>    - A salon for devs to meet each other in person, hangout and talk.
>>    - An opportunity to ask questions and share pains about corner cases,
>>    parameter selections, or other random technical details with experts and
>>    colleagues.
>>    - A stage to show-off your Go related projects. It can be *any*
>>    interesting projects other than playing bots.
>>    - A chance to test your program against curious real players in any
>>    strength. You can find your potential test engineer with pro strength too.
>> This is Not:
>>    - A bot competition.
>>    - An academic conference.
>>    - A chance to revenge to another dev in real game if your program is
>>    weaker.
>> The afternoon will be more about connecting people. We hope everyone will
>> enjoy.
>> We already have confirmed attendance from the AlphaGo team. We are
>> working on confirming attendance with some other teams, I will update on
>> this thread with better information along the way.
>> You can sign up for USGC now (register at www.gocongress.org) then send
>> me your abstracts (or ads with pics, or videos) later. If I get your
>> material before 6/30, I can manage to advertise it before the congress
>> opens.
>> This year's USGC also features keynote speech at the opening ceremony,
>> Saturday(7/30) evening, by Aja Huang and Fan Hui from the AlphaGo team.
>> Email me if you have any questions.
>> Thank you, and hope to see you this summer in Boston.
>> Chun Sun
>> co-Director, USGC 2016
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