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Learn #MachineLearning Coding Basics in a weekend – a new approach to coding for #AI

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UPDATE

Hello all

we are now closing this 

we have been overwhelmed by the response. 

Also, speaking to Data Science Central - we will offer a certification of completion(no cost for that)

I will create a group on Data Science Central and post more details

We start this weekend (16th)

Although we said 'in a weekend' we will give you a week to complete starting this weekend 

I will post other rules and guidelines in the group also

I will also post more content leading up to the weekend

kind rgds

Ajit


We (Ajit Jaokar and Dan Howarth) are launching a new free online interactive book called Learn Machine Learning Coding Basics in a weekend

The idea is: spend one weekend to pick up the basics of coding for machine learning

The audience

  1. Curious and already exploring machine learning online
  2. Already can code in any language

The methodology

We are going to use deliberate practise to learn coding

I believe that this concept originated in the old soviet union athletes

It is also associated with a diverse range of people including Golf (Ben Hogan), Shaolin Monks, Benjamin Franklin etc. For the purposes of learning coding for machine learning, we apply the following elements of deliberate practice  

  • Break down key ideas in simple, small steps. In this case, using a mindmap and a glossary
  • Work with micro steps
  • Keep the big picture in mind
  • Encourage reflection/feedback
  • Practice each element
  • Reflect and adapt in microdata points
  • Go slow

 

Image source: wikipedia

Artefacts / tools

  • Mindmap – Glossary
  • Colab
  • Site of book posted for comments

This means we don’t need any installation (it’s completely web-based)

The process

Overview

We will guide you through two end-to-end machine learning problems that can be taken over one weekend. 

We will introduce you to important machine learning concepts, such as machine learning workflow, defining the problem statement, pre-processing and understanding our data, building baseline and more sophisticated models, and evaluating models. 

We will also introduce to keep machine learning libraries in python and demonstrate code that can be used on your own problems. We will cover data exploration in pandas, look at how to evaluate performance in numpy, plot our findings in Matplotlib, and build our models in sci-kit learn. 

Day 1 will focus on a regression problem and introduce you to the machine learning workflow and key libraries. We will build and evaluate our first models in sci-kit learn, and replicate our evaluation in numpy as a way of introducing you to the library. 

Day 2 will focus on a classification problem, and look to reinforce machine learning workflows, focus on pandas for data exploration and analysis, and build more models in sci-kit learn. We will end by building a machine learning pipeline. 
By the end of the weekend, you will have been introduced to core concepts and have some solid code examples that you can translate to new problems. We’ll also provide you with links to enable you to develop your knowledge further. 

 

Feedback mechanism

  • comments in the comments section of the book
  • we will aim to respond to in a week or the community can respond where possible.
  • We are specifically interested in Missing concepts and Coding issues
  • In keeping with the ideas of deliberate practise, we will narrow the focus and we will confine to the ideas in the notebooks

 

When

first week of Feb 2019

Interested?

Comment below and we will post link to book and code when live

 

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Comment by Tetiana Zaichuk yesterday

Could you please send me the link. Thank you.

Comment by Joe yesterday

interested

Comment by Dan Dalal yesterday

I'm interested in your book/ebook. Thank you,

Comment by Tomas on Monday

Sorry, I only stumbled upon this now. I am very interested, would you mind sharing the link and/or the recroding if available?

Many thanks.

Comment by Waldo Araujo Russo on Friday

Hello. I am very interested. Please send the link. Thank you and regards.

Waldo Russo

Comment by Chris Eisen on May 15, 2019 at 11:37am

Can you please send the link, thanks!

Comment by Ganesan Santhanam on May 14, 2019 at 5:21am

Interested ,
Can you please send the link.

Comment by Dennis Bryan on May 13, 2019 at 10:13am

DBRYAN looking forward for the link . . .

Comment by Leonard Ndouga on May 13, 2019 at 5:05am

Please send me the link. Thanks!

Comment by Prem on May 7, 2019 at 10:14am

Thanks for your hard work. Please send me the link.

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