JetBrains Announces Academy AI Festival
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Wednesday, 21 February 2024

JetBrains is running an Academy AI Festival that they describe as a fusion of hands-on learning and inspiring challenges that will provide inspiration for innovation and will advance your understanding of machine learning and AI. The online event includes an AI Hackathon with prizes for the winners.

Since 2019 JetBrains Academy has offered online courses and events in a wide range of computing and programming topics. The Festival is a new venture and is free to attend.


The online festival starts on February 27, with the daily lectures beginning at 17:00 UTC (18:00 CET) each night.

The first day's lecture is titled "Prompting: Past and Recent Practices", and is given by Ivan Dolgov, ML Engineer for the JetBrains AI team. Dolgov will look at recent practices involving the use of prompts for generative models. The lecture explores what tools are available for generating, tracking, and validating inputs, and shows how to tailor your prompting technique for optimal results in AI systems.

Day Two's lecture asks how machine learning can help programmers. Egor Bogomolov, Lead Researcher in the ML4SE Lab that is part of JetBrains Research, will explain various applications of modern ML techniques in code processing.  The lecture sets out the explain why machine learning for software engineering (ML4SE) extends beyond code analysis, and will provide insights into its profound impact on software engineering.

The final day of the festival takes a deep dive into JetBrains AI. Vladislav Tankov, Team Lead for the JetBrains AI team, looks in detail at the architecture and implementation of JetBrains AI. This lecture will look at the functionality of JetBrains AI products, as well as their integration with LLM providers and the inference techniques used in them.

Following on from the teaching element of the festival JetBrains is running an AI competition that you can enter either as a solo entrant or as part of a team. There are two tracks to choose from, an individual competition that is described as 'Kaggle-style', where the challenge will be to process source code and extract specific information.

There's also a separate team track for teams of up to six people where the challenge is to create an AI companion to revolutionize the student learning experience. This track has limited space.

In both cases, more details will be released once the competition starts. The key dates for the competition are that both begin on March 1, 17:00 UTC (18:00 CET). At this point, entrants will be able to access the competition details, datasets, and problem statements.

Both competitions run till March 3, 17:00 UTC (18:00 CET). The top three entrants in each track will be awarded official certificates and vouchers for JetBrain's merchandise shop. 

More information and registration for the festival are available on the JetBrains Academy AI Festival website.


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