Hackathons, Live Events, and Weaviate’s Verba…

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We're thrilled to announce our partnership with Streamlit for the LLM hackathon, which is being hosted by Streamlit!

This asynchronous hackathon provides an opportunity to build innovative Streamlit apps using cutting-edge LLM (Large Language Model) technologies.

Key Details:

  • Dates: The hackathon runs from September 5 to September 19, giving participants a two-week window to develop their projects.

  • Collaboration: Partners are invited to join and support the hackathon by sharing inspiration and available repositories for participants to use in their projects.

  • Support Channel: A dedicated #hackathon-llm channel is available on Streamlit's Discord server, providing centralized support for participants. There's also a #weaviate-questions channel for specific Weaviate-related inquiries.

  • Prize Categories: There are five distinct prize categories, with two apps winning the "Most Innovative Use" prize for each LLM technology.

  • Announcement: Winning apps for each category will be announced on October 5, 2023.

Getting Started: To participate and find more information, visit the hackathon's official page: Streamlit LLM Hackathon 2023.

Data Tips, Tricks, and Tech

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Introducing Verba

Meet Verba, the golden RAGtriever!

Verba will not only help you build with Weaviate faster but also enable you to bring your own data and adapt it to your personal needs.

About RAG

Verba is an open-source full-stack retrieval augmented generation (RAG) - hence the name - application. RAG combines information retrieval and text generation to leverage large language models (LLMs) to work on custom data. Verba is equipped with Weaviate’s documentation, blog posts, and YouTube videos as the data source.

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Newest AI & Data Technology Developments

Celebrating The Autonomous Agents Hackathon Winners!

We're thrilled to showcase the remarkable winners of the recent Autonomous Agents Hackathon, where participants harnessed the power of autonomous agents to solve real-world challenges using cutting-edge technologies. Regardless of your expertise, this event provided a platform to explore the potential of autonomous agents.

Congratulations to the Winning Teams

Let's applaud the exceptional winners who demonstrated innovation and dedication:

Throughout the hackathon, we supported participants with valuable resources:

Highlighting remarkable Weaviate-powered projects from the hackathon:

  • RicAI Autonomous Testing Agent (2nd place): Simplifies software testing by delegating tasks to an AI agent, generating test cases, and utilizing Weaviate for code storage.

  • PRPioneer Auto Code Reviewer: Transforms code reviews with automated executive summaries, integrates seamlessly with the @semantic-labs chatbot, and offers a comprehensive review platform.

These projects showcase Weaviate's potential in advancing innovative solutions for autonomous agents. Stay tuned for more exciting events! 🚀


Upcoming Events


On the Calendar

  • 🎤 CogX Festival (September 12-14, 2023 | London) – Join the conversation with speaker Bob van Luijt on September 12th as he explores "Beyond stateless AI-models" and delves into "Exploring vector databases for stateful knowledge representation." Learn more.

  • 🎤 Haystack 2023 (September 20-21, 2023 | Berlin) – Zain will be giving a talk at Haystack 2023 in Berlin this year, focusing on "Using Vector Databases to Scale Multimodal Embeddings, Retrieval, and Generation." Learn more.

  • 🤝 Meetup: PyData Boston (September 20th at 7:00 pm EST) – Get involved in the PyData Boston community. More details.

  • 🗓️ The AI Conference 2023 (September 26-27, 2023 | San Francisco) – On September 26th, don't miss Etienne Dilocker's talk on "Solving Multi-Tenancy In Vector Search Requires A Paradigm Shift." Register here.

  • 🤝 Meetup: Arize x Unstructured x Weaviate (September 28th at 5:30 PST | San Francisco) – Join the discussion on "Pushing RAG to Production and Troubleshooting LLM Apps." RSVP here.

We’re excited to meet you IRL or online in the events mentioned above. Remember to check out the provided links for all the details on how to sign up. We can't wait to meet you!

Welcoming New Faces

We are delighted to introduce two new additions to our team:

  • Meet Dave Cuthbert, Dave has joined our Developer Relations team as a Technical Documentation Writer

  • Meet Victoria Slocum, Victoria is now a part of our Developer Growth Team, bringing her expertise as a Machine Learning Engineer.

Thank You for Reading

Do you have any questions about Weaviate, vector databases, documentation, or other topics? Feel free to explore the Weaviate Forum, where you can engage in community conversations—new updates in two weeks!

See you soon,