Spies & AIs: Machine Learning in Python, with Tony Pound

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Spies & AIs: Machine Learning in Python, with Tony Pound

For tech-loving high-schoolers and advanced middle schoolers. (Some Python experience helpful but not required.)


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Date and time

June 26 · 1pm - June 30 · 4pm PDT


Archie Williams High School 1327 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard San Anselmo, CA 94960

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  • 4 days 3 hours
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Welcome back to in-person!

ACTIVITIES: This innovative summer camp will introduce you to machine learning algorithms in Python. In this camp we'll build systems that learn from data and make predictions based on it. You’ll write your own machine learning system, a collaborative filter and recommendation engine (like Netflix and Amazon) from scratch, from the math up -- none of this cookie cutter stuff. :-D You’ll work with linear regression modeling. You’ll learn principles of neural networks. You’ll work with existing machine learning models to recognize and categorize images, like dogs vs cats. Tony Pound and his experienced older student coaches in college and HS will ensure you get personalized learning.

PREREQUISITE: No prerequisites, but some experience with Python is recommended. Comfort with math at the level of Algebra 1 is helpful, too. Suitable for students in HS and ambitious students in MS.

WHAT TO BRING: Bring a Mac or Windows or Linux laptop. (For a few kids we can supply a computer. Inquire at info@mvgate.org.)

LOCATION: At last, "Programming in Python" will be held in-person again! Exact location in central Marin TBA, most likely Archie Williams HS.

WHEN: Mon 6/26 through Fri 6/30, from 1:00-4:00pm

INSTRUCTOR: Tony Pound has been teaching computer science at The Branson School in Ross since August 2016. He currently teaches classes in machine learning, web design, Java, Python and iOS mobile application development. He holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Psychology and Computing from the University of Plymouth (UK) and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Bath (UK). Tony previously worked for a leading cellphone company in England as a software developer and team leader from 1998 to 2005 prior to becoming a computer science teacher. He was chair of computer science at Priory Community School in North Somerset, England from 2006 to 2015.

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