This lecture allows the students to start learning the Quantum Computing principles while using Qiskit. The students are guided with their installation of Qiskit and then create a series of Jupyter Notebooks that allow to actively learn step-by-step. What are Qubits? What is Superposition? What is Entanglement? What are Typical Quantum Gates? How to create my first Quantum Algorithm? All these questions will be resolved in a practical manner. The Qiskit Textbook is often referred to, but this lecture has a lower threshold and is a perfect introduction to understand more advanced topics.
Eric Michiels is Executive Architect at IBM (Level 3 Certified a.k.a. "Thought Leader"). Eric has occupied multiple roles in his career: Developer, Analyst, Database Administrator, Consultant, Instructor, Education Manager, IT Specialist, Team Leader, and Architect. As such Eric has a broad knowledge with multiple technologies, architectural styles, methodologies, project approaches, and industries. He also has some areas with deep dive skills: Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Quantum Computing and Mainframe. He also has experience with Internet of Things, Blockchain and Robotic Process Automation. As Master Mathematics and Master Informatics, Eric has maintained a strong affinity with the Academic World and regularly lectures at Universities, Colleges and High Schools.