Intro to Deep Learning with Python (Keras/Tensorflow) 2-days workshop

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Intro to Deep Learning with Python (Keras/Tensorflow) 2-days workshop
Learn what deep learning is and learn to use open source software like Python, Keras and Tensorflow to build deep learning models on real world data.

The workshop is meant to introduce you to the concepts of deep learning and provide a solid base to build deeper knowledge in the field. You will learn:

Fundamentals of deep learning theory
How to approach and solve a problem with deep learning
Build and train a deep fully connected model with Keras
Build and train a Convolutional Neural Net with Keras on a cloud GPU machine
Build and train a Recurrent Neural Net with Keras on a cloud GPU machine
Application to Image processing/Text processing

The workshop is conceived to maximize the learning experience for everyone and includes 50% theory and 50% hands-on practice.

Is lunch provided
Yes! Lunch is included.

Are there any prerequisites?
Previous experience programming in Python or in other languages is advised to make best use of the workshop. Additionally, some familiarity with machine learning is necessary.

Why python?
In the last 2 years Python has become a de-facto standard in data science and is widely adopted by most major companies. Reasons for this success include:

large set of mature data science libraries => most needs covered
worldwide community of enthusiasts => get help when you need it
easy to learn, read and write => start contributing immediately
supports both functional and object oriented coding => versatile and powerful
full stack programming language => easier interaction between data scientists and software engineers

Why Keras?
Keras is a high-level neural networks api and library that allows to simply build and train deep learning models using Tensorflow or Theano as backend. Written in Python it focuses on enabling fast experimentation. It recently became the preferred high level api for Tensorflow and it thus provides a great entry point to approach Tensorflow. Keras highlights:

Allows for easy and fast prototyping
Supports Fully connected, Convolutional and Recurrent
Supports arbitrary connectivity schemes
Runs seamlessly on CPU and GPU
Integrates very well with Tensorflow and Tensorboard

The course is lead by Francesco Mosconi. Ph.D. in Physics and Data Scientist at Catalit LLC, he was formerly co-founder and Chief Data Officer at Spire, a YC-backed company that invented the first consumer wearable device capable of continuously tracking respiration and physical activity. Machine Learning and python expert he also served as Data Science lead instructor at General Assembly and The Data incubator.

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Terms & Conditions
Cancellation policy
In certain cases, we may need to cancel this workshop due to circumstances beyond our control or otherwise. If this happens, we will refund all registration fees for those who signed up. We are not responsible for any related expenses incurred by registered attendees (including but not limited to travel and hotel expenses).
Refund policy

More than 1 week before course: full refund.
Less than 1 week before course: no refund available.

Money-back guarantee
All public workshops come with a no-questions-asked money-back guarantee. If you are unhappy for any reason after attending the class, you can ask for a full refund.


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