<div dir="ltr"><div>Hi Noisebridge,<br><br>I am officially interested in becoming an associate member. My wiki page is here:<br><br><a href="https://noisebridge.net/wiki/User:Mschachter">https://noisebridge.net/wiki/User:Mschachter</a><br>
<br></div>My statement on the page is as follows:<br><p>Hi, my name is Mike, and I'm interested in helping people learn about
Machine Learning and more generally, Mathematics. My background is
Computational Neuroscience, Machine Learning, and Software Development.
</p><p>I started coming to Noisebridge in 2010 and helped revive the <a href="https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Machine_Learning" title="Machine Learning">Machine_Learning</a> group.
</p><p>From 2010-2012 I helped keep the group organized, giving talks and encouraging people to come in and speak about their work.
</p><p>As of November 2013 we are restarting the ML group. Although I
feel comfortable teaching advanced topics, my main focus will be to
provide a solid basis in the relevant math and programming required to
do data analysis, for people new to ML from a variety of educational
</p><p>I strongly support Noisebridge's <a href="https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Anti-Harassment_Policy" title="Anti-Harassment Policy">anti-harassment policy</a>.
Having worked in Science and Technology for over a decade, I'm aware of
gender and race disparities that plague the fields. I hope that there
are things I can do to help foster a fun, inclusive educational
environment, and am interested and open to ideas and suggestions on how
to do that.
</p>Thank you!<br><div><br> mike<br><br></div></div>