Spring User Group

Machine Learning Exposed: The Fundamentals

Tue Jan 09 2018 23:30:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Pivotal Labs (at Ponce City Market)

In the age of quantum computing, computer chip implants and artificial intelligence, it’s easy to feel left behind. For example, the term "machine learning" is increasingly bandied about in corporate settings and cocktail parties, but what is it, really?

In this session, James Weaver will give a gentle introduction to machine learning topics such as supervised learning, unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning, and deep learning. He’ll also give you an overview of what you can achieve with machine learning, as well as an intuition on the maths behind it.

The presenter is very aware that some material on machine learning can be maths-intensive, and off-putting if you are not confident with your calculus. Conversely, some material doesn’t go into enough detail so you don’t get a feel for how things actually work. This session will start right at the beginning with the basics, and build up in an approachable way to some of the most interesting techniques so you can get the most out of your machine learning adventure.


Speaker:

James Weaver (@JavaFXpert) is a Java developer, author, and speaker with a passion for helping Java to be increasingly leveraged in rich-client and and cloud-native applications.  James has written books including Inside Java, Beginning J2EE, the Pro JavaFX series, and Java with Raspberry Pi.  As an Advocate and Principal Technologist, James speaks internationally at software technology conferences about Java and Cloud Native development.

Speakers Needed:

This is your user group. ASUG is always looking for speakers for our future meetings. Please consider sharing your experience with Spring or other relevant topics. Even if this is your first time speaking, we are happy to assist you in preparation or presentation! We want all of our members to feel free to speak about their own projects or any areas of interest. Please talk to us at a meeting or contact us through the meetup page to discuss your ideas.

Meeting Details:

Join us at 6:30 PM for networking, food, and drinks. At 7 PM, ASUG will give an introduction, followed by the presentation.

Travel from MARTA:

From the North Avenue MARTA station take MARTA Bus 2 to Ponce City Market. Buses run every 15 minutes. 

Directions:

See the following map of Pivotal Labs Atlanta at Ponce City Market. Take the elevators closest to West Elm in Ponce City Market. We are on the 7th floor.



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