[ml] neural network workshop in late january?

Mike Schachter mike at mindmech.com
Fri Dec 24 02:54:47 UTC 2010

I made a wiki page for the event:


Anyone who wants to help out - it would be much appreciated!
Just let me know. I'm going to work on coming up with datasets
over the next two weeks and it'd be great if someone wanted to
volunteer finding R packages to simulate neural nets. Any help
at all would be awesome.



On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 10:14 AM, Mike Schachter <mike at mindmech.com> wrote:

> Hey there everyone,
> I'm interested in giving a more hands-on workshop on
> neural networks in late January some time and opening
> it up to everyone on the discussion list. The point
> would be to raise Neural Network Awareness (NNA)
> and raise some money for Noisebridge by donation.
> The content would be something like:
>  - Neural Network Architecture
>  - Theory
>      - Activation Functions: for regression and classification
>      - Backpropagation
>      - Error Functions for regression, classification
>  - Training Neural Nets to Do Things
>     - Image Processing: recognizing faces
>     - Other stuff that I'll think about
> I'll probably use FANN, because it has bindings for
> Python, R, C++, and a bunch of other languages,
> although I'm not set on that.
> I'm thinking January 26th for this, in the back classroom.
> Any objections to this? Just let me know!
>   mike
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