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Designing and Optimizing Neural Networks: A Step by Step Walkthrough

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Tribe Coliving

1040 Folsom Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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Neural networks are powerful beasts that give you many levers to tweak! The sheer size of customizations that they offer can be overwhelming to even seasoned practitioners. In our Halloween-themed meetup event, AI/ML expert Lavanya Shukla will give you a framework for making smart decisions about your neural network architecture.

In this talk, you will explore different facets of neural networks, including how to set up a basic neural network (including choosing the number of hidden layers, hidden neurons, batch sizes, etc.). You’ll learn about the role of momentum and learning rates in influencing model performance.

We will kick off the meetup with pizza + networking at 6p, the talk will start at 6.30p and we will wrap up by 8p. The venue has limited (open) seating and typically gets sold out so please plan on being there early to get a seat.

Note: The speaker will spin up GPU environments for the attendees before her talk. Feel free to bring your laptop so you can follow along.

**NO WALK-INs. PLEASE RSVP TO JOIN THIS EVENT**

*Halloween costumes are optional but recommended! :)*

About our speaker:

Lavanya is a machine learning engineer at Weights and Biases. She began working on AI 10 years ago when she founded ACM SIGAI at Purdue University as a sophomore. In a past life, she taught herself to code at age 10, and built her first startup at 14. She's driven by a deep desire to understand the universe around us better by using machine learning. You can find her on twitter @lavanyaai

Big shout out to our sponsors:

Food is sponsored by Weights & Biases. Their mission is to build the best tools for machine learning. Their experienced technical cofounders built Figure Eight, and their tools are being used by cutting-edge machine learning teams including OpenAI and Toyota. You can learn about the company and open positions at https://www.wandb.com/

Our venue sponsor is Tribe Co-Living, a vibrant community co-living space for people that are looking for more than just housing. The team at Tribe CoLiving is very intentional about the communities they aim to create within our homes and understand that community starts with their amazing members. More information at https://www.tribecoliving.com/san-francisco

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