Experience: Deep Learning Workshop by Silverpond - Abhi Gupta

Jan 11, 2018   •   Susie Sheldrick   •    linkedin.com/pulse

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Abhi Gupta, a UniMelb Master’s of IT student and Cyber Security enthusiast was one of our Scholarship recipients for the December Deep Learning Workshop. 

What really got our attention was Abhi’s work with ResPlats, where he teaches and assists with Python Workshops. ResPlats helps researchers utilise tools to assist with their research and helping them learn Python means they are better able to manipulate their quantitative research data and make sense of it. Abhi also volunteers with Robogals, engaging young children with robotics kits to spark an interest in STEM.

Abhi writes:

I had the privilege of attending a Deep Learning workshop by Silverpond a week ago, courtesy of their scholarship. It was a 2-day event held at their CBD office in Melbourne, taught by their in-house specialists: Noon and Lyndon. The casual teaching environment coupled with a friendly bunch of attendees made the affair an enjoyable one in multiple ways. Below, I present a recap of my learning experience.

We have a scholarship available for all our public workshops. Please contact us if you would like to know more.

Via linkedin.com/pulse: Read more here!

Photos from the Deep-Learning Workshop

Dec 9, 2017   •   Lyndon Maydwell

We had almost 25 attendees for this weeks workshop, making for a buzzing atmosphere in the office as a room full of students went from an introduction of foundational principles to building their own projects by the end of day two.

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We use Tensorflow-playground as a focus-point for an overview of deep-learning concepts. This is very helpful in rapidly and interactively covering a large number of ideas in a tactile way:

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This time around we tried a new layout for the office to comfortably accommodate the attendees. It worked quite well, with the content being visible by all and enough space to move in and out, with the desks being brought together on the second day for group-project work. That being said, for next-year’s workshops we’re considering running at an external venue.

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Reasons Why Your Boss Will Want To Send You On The Deep Learning Workshop

Oct 17, 2017   •   Susie Sheldrick

You want to do the Deep Learning Workshop, you can see how it can impact on your role and bring value to your company, but you aren’t quite sure how to pitch it to the boss? We have some pretty good reasons we think you can take to them to convince them!

1. ML/ AI/ Deep Learning is coming

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Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are becoming the new buzzwords in the business world. Many companies are starting to implement an AI solution to age old problems, seeing that the technology can improve processes, reduce costs and free up resources to reallocated to more effective areas.

2. Real skills that have immediate application

You will develop real skills in the workshop that can immediately be applied in the workshop. You will also be working on a group project in day two, which gives the opportunity to directly apply the skills covered in day one, while having experts on hand for troubleshooting. The projects cover practical skills that we, in our deep learning consulting projects, use every day!

3. Industry Contacts

The workshop is hosted and run by Silverpond, who have a deep learning branch to their consulting repertoire. Consequently, your instructors have been working on real world applications of deep learning for businesses. They understand and promote the perspective that comes from this. Your fellow attendees will also come from a diverse range of industries and backgrounds, promoting interesting discussions and solutions.

4. Human-level intelligence deployed at scale

Given that deep-learning can enable machines to tackle previously intractable problems that required specialised human analysis, the major implication for a business is that this capability is now scalable. Buy more servers; predict and classify more, faster. Your ability to scale up operations can now be planned in terms of minutes as opposed to the months required for recruitment / training. (We’ve written in more depth about this here Deep-Earning ….)

5. Make it your own

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It is an exciting time in the Deep learning space. We are in the pioneering stage, just beginning to understand the extend of the applications it can be applied to. More than anything, this means the options are limitless for you to take what you have learnt and adapt it to your own company.

5. Early Bird Discount

There is an early bird discount available until 6th November. Check it out here.

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