ORB-5659 Machine Learning Exposed workshop | Devoxx

Machine Learning Exposed workshop

Hands-on Labs

bigdata Big Data & Machine Learning

Lab Room A

Thursday from 4:00 PM til 6:00 PM

In the age of quantum computing, computer chip implants and artificial intelligence, it’s easy to feel left behind. For example, the term "machine learning" is increasingly bandied about in corporate settings and cocktail parties, but what is it, really?

In this session, James Weaver and Katharine Beaumont will explore machine learning topics such as supervised learning, unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning, and deep learning. We'll also survey various machine learning APIs and platforms. We’ll give you an overview of what you can achieve, as well as an intuition on the maths behind machine learning.

The presenters are very aware that some material on machine learning can be maths-intensive, and off-putting if you are not confident with your calculus. Conversely, some material doesn’t go into enough detail so you don’t get a feel for how things actually work. We aim to give the session we wish we’d attended at the start of our journey: We will start right at the beginning with the basics, and build up in an approachable way to some of the most interesting techniques so you can get the most out of your machine learning adventure.

 Machine Learning for Developers    Machine learning beginners    machine learning algorithms  
Katharine Beaumont Katharine Beaumont

Katharine is a Java developer, having worked on medical software, Big Data and complex event processing, web development and machine learning. She has given a number of conference talks on her experiences in the software industry. With a background in law, science, mathematics and more recently machine learning, she (unsurprisingly) loves learning! She works as the Community & Content Manager for Voxxed, where her goal is to demystify complicated concepts and help spread knowledge among the developer community. On the side, she enjoys playing with Matlab/Python/Ruby, cycling, walking her dogs and living on a farm.

James Weaver James Weaver

James Weaver is a Java developer, author, and speaker with a passion for helping Java to be increasingly leveraged in rich-client and and cloud-native applications. James has written books including Inside Java, Beginning J2EE, the Pro JavaFX series, and Java with Raspberry Pi. As an Pivotal Evangelist, James speaks internationally at software technology conferences about Java and Cloud Native development. James tweets as @JavaFXpert, blogs at http://JavaFXpert.com and http://CulturedEar.com and may be reached at jweaver AT pivotal.io

Speaking videos: Composing Music in the Cloud at J-Fall 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvy0wJQTHOM

Leading JavaOne Community Keynote http://medianetwork.oracle.com/video/player/3818408543001