We are experimenting with offering paid pre-conference workshops that occur 1 day before Code Camp. Code Camp is FREE to attendees. If the pre-conf idea is popular, we will considering offering more workshops next year.
Introduction to Machine Learning
Machine Learning is a very hot topic these days and is moving from point-in-time/ad-hoc analysis to integration with many types of applications including business applications, customer-facing web applications, IoT application, and games. In this workshop, you will get an overview of the machine-learning process, two hands-on labs, and exposure to time-series analysis and anomaly detection. At the end of the workshop, attendees will have a basic understanding of machine learning, exposure to the R, Python, or F# languages, and confidence to continue discovering machine learning topics.
1. The presentation portions of the workshop is designed to be engaging, fun, and lively. No prior experience with statistics and machine learning is needed.
2. The labs will be in R, Python, or F# - the student picks which one they want to use. No prior experience in these languages is assumed, however the attendees should have coding experience.
3. To do the labs, you will need a laptop running either Jupyter notebooks with R, Python, and/or F# installed or Visual Studio with Python Tools for Visual Studio, R Tools for Visual Studio, and F# installed. Specific instructions will be e-mailed to you before the workshop. There will not be time in the workshop to help you set up so please come prepared.
4. All materials will be available on GitHub for attendees for 30 days after the workshop
5. A light breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack will be provided. We will contact you ahead of time to order your lunch and to address any dietary restrictions.
The schedule is:
08:30-09:00 Registration and light breakfast
09:00-10:00 Introduction to Machine Learning
10:00-12:00 Classification + Lab
01:00-03:00 Regression + Lab
03:15-04:45 Time Series Analysis and Anomaly Detection
04:45-05:00 Wrap Up
The price is:
$150/person, refundable up to the day before the workshop. You will be contacted before the workshop with a link from Paypal to pay. Once payment is received, you will receive instructions for setting up your laptop and an order form for lunch.
Instructor: Jamie Dixon