Introduction to Deep Learning, TensorFlow, and Keras

GDG Berkeley
Thu, Jul 26, 2018, 7:30 PM (PDT)

About this event

Hello everyone -
With all the excitement around what's new in TensorFlow and Keras, it's easy to get lost if this is your first go at machine learning. To help us get some of the deep learning basics down (and much more), we're very happy to invite Oswald Campesato as our speaker for the month of July!

About the talk :

A fast-paced introduction to Deep Learning concepts, such as activation functions, cost functions, back propagation, and then a quick dive into CNNs. Basic knowledge of vectors, matrices, and derivatives is helpful in order to derive the maximum benefit from this session.

Next we'll see a simple neural network using Keras, followed by an introduction to TensorFlow and TensorBoard. (Bonus points if you know Zorn's Lemma, the Well-Ordering Theorem, and the Axiom of Choice.)

Skill level: Beginner-friendly

About the speaker:

Oswald is a former PhD Candidate (ABD) in Mathematics, an education junkie (6 degrees), and an author of 19 technical books. He has worked for Oracle, AAA, and Just Systems of Japan, along with various startups. He has lived/worked in 5 countries on three continents, and in a previous career he worked in South America, Italy, and the French Riviera, and has traveled to over 70 countries on six continents. He has worked from C/C++/Java developer to CTO, comfortable in 4 languages, and dreams of becoming fluent in Japanese. Currently he is working in an AI start-up, and is an instructor at UCSC for a Deep Learning (100% TensorFlow) course, and conducts training in Deep Learning and Android.

Twitter: @ocampesato