Introduction to ChatGPT - Understanding the Basics


The "Introduction to ChatGPT" class offers an insightful journey into the capabilities, applications, and underlying principles of ChatGPT, a cutting-edge large language model (LLM) developed by OpenAI. This course provides participants with a foundational understanding of how ChatGPT works and equips them with practical knowledge to interact effectively with the model.

This class is designed for individuals who are interested in exploring the capabilities of advanced large language models like ChatGPT. Whether you are a content creator, developer, marketer, student, or simply curious about AI, this course provides a solid foundation for understanding and utilizing ChatGPT effectively and responsibly.

No prior knowledge is required. By the end, you'll have a solid understanding of how to engage with ChatGPT for a variety of tasks, contribute to responsible AI practices, and stay informed about the evolving landscape of AI-driven natural language processing.


  • Setting up a ChatGPT account
  • Understanding the basics of "conversations" and "prompts"
  • Lots of example prompts covering a range of use cases
  • How to make ChatGPT sound more like you
  • Common ChatGPT risks and pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • ChatGPT alternatives (Bard, Claude2) and why you'll be seeing more of them

About your presenter

Tom Wilson is the Founder/CEO of hyper, a company that provides a meta-service framework to remove the pain of working with cloud services. Before hyper, Tom was the CTIO with Tabula Rasa HealthCare Inc (TRHC). During this period, Tom serves the local technology community, inspiring and mentoring engineers. Connect with Tom on LinkedIn.