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Hands-On Machine Learning
Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Lubar Hall, N333
Workshop presenter, Brian Sletten, is a liberal arts-educated software engineer with a focus on forward-leaning technologies. His experience has spanned many industries including retail, banking, online games, defense, finance, hospitality and health care. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary and lives in Auburn, CA. He focuses on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, social networking, the Semantic Web, data science, 3D graphics, visualization, scalable systems, security consulting and other technologies of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. He is also a rabid reader, devoted foodie and has excellent taste in music. If pressed, he might tell you about his International Pop Recording career.
This workshop is a gradual, but rigorous qualitative introduction to the field that does not require extensive math backgrounds to get started. Not only will it situate you within this vibrant and growing space, but it will also serve as an extended assignment on where to go next depending on your strengths and interests. We will have hands-on exercises that are useful and illuminating, as well as gentle for those who are just getting started. Read more…