(Montgomery, Ala.) – MGMWERX will be hosting two virtual workshops targeting military and civilian professionals interested in Augmented Reality (AR) tools with visual storying telling, machine learning, and open source tools. The workshops – “Visual Storying telling with Augmented Reality” on September 30 and “AI/Machine Learning with the City of Montgomery Open Data Portal” on October 28 – will be led by Zach Lewis, software engineer with Clarity Innovations and managing technologists with the Montgomery Facebook Developers Group, a local forum for developers building on the Facebook platform to interact with the Facebook team and other developers.

“The attendee will learn about the transformation of storytelling for business and entertainment with AR,” stated Lewis. “Also we will show a free AR creation tool being used now by many visual storytellers to sell ideas and products.”

In both workshops, Lewis will bring a wealth of knowledge in software programming, application development, data science, and information assurance.  “Visual Storytelling with Augmented Reality,” a virtual, hands-on workshop will take you step-by-step as Lewis trains attendees in the creation of these visual stories using visual media with the help of Spark AR.  “AI/Machine Learning with the City of Montgomery Open Data Portal” will present the opportunity to create a real app using data from the Montgomery Open Data Portal and tools, such as Amazon, Google, Facebook, and more.  In addition, attendees of the “AI/Machine Learning” workshop can expect to leave with experience in machine learning and the intricacies of how data helps these machine to learn simple processes versus solely programming.

“With these workshops we hope to provide an introduction in to cutting edge technology to our partners at Air University and the larger Montgomery community,” explained Joyce Vaughn, Marketing & Events Manager at MGMWERX. “Typically, these sessions are hands-on and allow our subject matter experts to teach participants how to navigate these tech tools and resources. Now that these sessions will be provided in a virtual space, we can reach larger audiences with these training sessions.”

MGMWERX was created under a Partnership Intermediary Agreement to align with the education initiatives of Air University. MGMWERX augments ongoing Air University programs, through events like Pitch Night, to enhance production of high-quality, innovative research and ideas that span issues of importance to the Air Force. This includes, but is not limited to, doctrine, strategies, capability needs, operational concepts, training, education, and science and technology.