Brian McKeiver Speaking at Michigan DevFest 2023

Michigan DevFest is a community organized developer conference run by the Detroit and Ann Arbor GDGs with talks on a wide variety of tech.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 2, 2023, and join Brian McKeiver, co-owner and solution architect at BizStream, at Michigan DevFest!

About Michigan DevFest

The Detroit and Ann Arbor Google Developer Groups (GDG) are partnering once more to present the 9th Michigan DevFest at the Little Caesar’s Global Resource Center. Immerse yourself in a day filled with networking and insights from more than 20 speakers, making it a valuable knowledge-sharing experience.

Session Abstract

State-of-the-art Search with Azure Cognitive Search

We all know that providing a good search experience for website visitors is hard. Everyone expects it to “just” work like Bing or Google. Maybe there is a better way, maybe we fix this with help from AI.

Join the session to see how you can leverage Cognitive Services with Azure Cognitive Search in your apps. With AI based semantic search abilities this technology can provide results that are closer to the intent of original query.

You will also learn how to enhance and enrich search through Cognitive Service Skills like natural language processing, image analysis, entity recognition capabilities. Don’t know what those are? Well that’s not a problem because you will find out.

You can expect to walk away knowing how to generate your own enrichment pipeline that leverages the power of AI to solve your search woes. Why not use the same integrated Microsoft natural language stack that Bing and Office have used for more than a decade into your site? Maybe AI can make it “just” work.

How to Attend

Visit the Michigan DevFest eventbrite page to grab your tickets!

About Brian McKeiver

Brian McKeiver is Co-Owner at BizStream, a digital agency in Allendale, MI. At BizStream, he is a solution architect, visionary, Microsoft Azure MVP, MVP, and Kentico MVP. He has 21 years of experience leading his agency of more than 35 employees, about a hundred clients spread out across North America and one heck of an interesting story of how it all started from a two-person team. In addition to his expertise in web development, cloud, integration, and digital marketing, Brian is active with the tech community via his blog at and podcast Kontent Rocks.

About the Author

Michelle Lentz

Michelle has an eye for design and aesthetics and enjoys applying these principles to business. Merging her love of all things artisan with her business experience, Michelle joined BizStream in 2013 to take on our marketing efforts. Michelle is skilled in web admin, digital marketing, design, content creation, event planning, driving our unique BizStream culture, and more. In her free time, you’ll find her gardening, doing houseplant chores, or exploring nature with her husband and two daughters.

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