Machine Learning Bootcamp 2021

GDG Cloud Edmonton
Sun, Jun 27, 1:00 PM (MDT)

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Thinking about a career in data science? Join us for the Machine Learning Bootcamp 2021 to start your journey!

About this event

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In this summer Bootcamp, our experienced data scientists will go over the popular machine learning algorithms in detail with practical examples. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of how each algorithm works and how to implement them in your own projects. After six weeks of learning, you will apply the knowledge that you gained in the first half of the course by working on industry-level projects with a mentor, which will give you insights into how data science tools and techniques are used in the real world.

Date:

Phase 1: Every Sunday 1-4 pm MT from June 27 to August 1

Phase 2: Every Sunday 1-4 pm MT from August 8 to September 12

Course Outline:

This course contains two phases. Phase I is an introductory level 6 weeks course about machine learning concepts. Phase II is 6 weeks of deep dive into specific ML projects. Phase II will focus less on teaching and more on mentor-guided workshops that provide hands-on experience. Gaining experience with these hands-on workshops will help you to understand how machine learning is used to solve challenges in the industry.

In order to ensure the mentoring quality, we can only accept a certain number of participants for the mentor-led projects. To successfully proceed to Phase II, the participants are required to take an assessment test at the end of Phase I. Selection will put emphasis on participants' motivation and progress instead of relying entirely on their knowledge in machine learning.


Head Instructor: Leyuan Yu

Course Leaders:

- Gerry Lin - Data Architect, Baytex Energy Ltd

- Hasan Badran - Data Scientist, ATB

- Leyuan Yu - Data Scientist II, Coursera

- Lihang Ying - President, AlbertaAI

- Mehrshad Esfahani - Senior Data Scientist, CVent

- Nikunj Patel - Data Scientist, ATB

- Rohan Saha - MSc. Student, University of Alberta

- Vyas Anirudh Akundy - Data Scientist, Manulife

- Xinli Cai - Database Analyst, Natural Resources Canada


Covered topics:

Phase I: 6 weeks of machine learning course Jun 27 to Aug 1

Week 1: Introduction & Python Refresher

Week 2: Linear Models

Week 3: Feature Engineering

Week 4: Tree-based Models

Week 5: Neural Networks

Week 6: Bridge to phase II


Phase II: 6 weeks of mentor-led industry projects Aug 8 to Sept 12

- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to a Career in Data Field

- Natural Language Processing - Let the Machine Do the Reading

- Fully Automated Visual Defect Detection with Pytorch and DL

- Mask Detection with TensorFlow and DL


Prerequisites:

- Experience in using Python

- Experience using Jupyter notebook/Google Colab

- College-level Calculus & Linear Algebra

- Basic knowledge in Statistics


Registration and fees:

The Bootcamp is free. We will take a refundable deposit as per our refund policy detailed below. The deposit is $75 CAD for GDG Cloud Edmonton student members, $100 CAD for GDG Cloud Edmonton non-student members, and $150 CAD for non-members.

After Phase 1:

Participants who attend all classes in phase 1 & do not proceed to phase 2 - full refund

People who did not attend all classes in phase 1 & do not proceed to phase 2 - half refund

After Phase 2 (For those who proceed to this phase):

Participants who attended all classes in phase 1 & 2 - full refund

Participants who attended all classes in phase 1 but not in phase 2 - half refund

Participants who did not attend all classes in both phase 1 & 2 - No refund


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Organizers

  • Wenfei Zhang

    Wenfei Zhang

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  • Xinli Cai

    Xinli Cai

    Natural Resources Canada

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    Natasha Rogers

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    Eunbin Park

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    Rohan Saha

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    Md Monir Hossain

    WCB Alberta

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    Rui Pan

    Grain Discovery

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    Hasan Badran

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