This event is now sold out. We're running another in Feb; tickets can be found here: Silverpond Deep Learning Workshop - Feb.
Deep Learning Workshop
Venture into deep learning with this full-day introductory workshop that will take you from the mathematical and theoretical foundations to building models and neural networks in TensorFlow. You will apply as you learn, working on exercises throughout the workshop, and finally build your own classification model. The group will meet again in a few weeks for a “show and tell”, where attendees can share their deep learning developments.
This hands-on workshop is ideal for both data science and programming professionals, who are interested in learning the basics of deep learning and embarking on their first project.
10AM – 5PM WED 30 NOV 2016
Level 2, 382 Little Collins Street
Basic Python skills
A willingness to learn mathematics
Machine learning fundamentals
Building models in TFLearn/TensorFlow (with Python)
Representation Learning/Word Embeddings
Solving a simple neural network by hand to consolidate knowledge
Hands-on exercises in a collaborative environment
Using TensorFlow as a general computation engine
An intuitive understanding of the components of machine learning systems
Experience building neural networks in TensorFlow and TFLearn
Clear understanding of convolutions and representation learning
Experimenting with a model that learns representations of words
More information: Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have!
“Fantastic first insight into Machine Learning. I now have an appreciation of how the many cognitive services I already use every day work. For example, how Intent Recognisers parse and interpret phrases for meaning, how Facebook identifies my friends faces in photos, how Twitter can identify trending tweets. The materials included are thorough, the included example notebooks to practise with are full of relevant information and provide a spring board to further self exploration and discovery in this emerging area. I’ve left with a thirst to continue to explore this area which I’ll incorporate both in my paid employment and my self study as a developer.” – Kon
"I found this a fun introduction to deep learning fundamentals, tensorflow toolkit and how it can be applied to real world situations. Sometimes you just need a bit of a bootstrap to get your going with an emerging technology, and this course does just that." – Maree
“The workshop was great and I would definitely recommend to everyone who wants to learn deep learning with real world examples. Basic concepts are introduced during the workshop and programming exercises are given to aid the learning.” – Selva
About Your Instructors
Noon is a long-time programmer who recently obtained a Masters in Pure Mathematics from The University of Melbourne. He enjoys functional programming and thinking of fun and interesting applications of deep learning. He has previously been mistaken for a paper-reading robot.
Lyndon can code his way out of a wet paper bag, and has done so in the past. He enjoys thinking of new and interesting ways to understand and work with ideas in deep learning and excels at expressing complicated concepts concisely (and occasionally writing those concepts down in esoteric programming languages).