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Workshop: "Hello World" of Machine Learning & Mentor Hours

denhac 700 Kalamath St. , Denver, CO (map)

We're bringing back Tabor Henderson with a new introductory lab on neural networks for computer vision. No software installs are required, just bring a computer!

Agenda — You are welcome to come to one or both of these portions:

11 am:

Introductory workshop to build a barebones neural network to classify handwritten digits, the “hello world” dataset of computer vision. We’ll be using the Kaggles kernel service which has easy setup, no teardown, and no fees.

12 pm-1pm:

Mentor hours for assistance with projects related to Python, machine learning, computer vision. Tabor is also excited to help anyone who is interested in jumping into Kaggle’s real-world machine learning competitions. Suggested donation for this section of $10, a portion of which goes back into denhac.

Heidi will also bring Amazon’s new DeepLens camera to demo. It’s a small computer/camera combination to which you can deploy deep learning models and use its hefty GPU to make predictions in real-time.

Helpful links:

Join Tabor’s slack ahead of time for any link drops and to discuss topics & post questions async

We will be using code from this gist:

Kaggles section for the dataset we’ll be using:

We will run this workshop a few times if you’re not able to make this one — next one is Jan 13th. You’re always welcome to attend his mentor hours.

About our instructor:

Tabor describes himself as a mathematician, data scientist, behavioralist, and artist, and fun fact, built cool toys at the old denhac space!

Work Space



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