Human + Machine Learning

GDG Cloud Phoenix
Tue, Apr 9, 2019, 6:00 PM (MST)

About this event

Please support the leader of our sister GDG Phoenix group Mike Wolgson who is a GDEL: Google Developer Expert.

Also Chris Huie (another local rock start that needs no introduction)

**Please RSVP HERE also (**

As we use Machine Learning in our software - we need to understand the impact on what we build. The Design team at Google has created a framework named Human-Centered Machine Learning (HCML) to help us focus and guide that understanding. I will introduce this concept and show how you can use it in your development process.

I will show how HCML can be used to answer important questions like: Is ML right for this problem? What unique solution does ML provide? Are we using the right information to train our system? What is the impact of wrong results?

Just like with the web and mobile revolutions, ML will force us to consider new possibilities for every experience we build. We must stay grounded in human needs while solving them in unique ways. HCML provides techniques to help us accomplish this.

6:00 - 6:45 - Eat, Meet, & Greet
6:45 - 7:00 - Introduction / Announcements
7:00 - 7:45 - Human + Machine Learning
7:45 - 8:15 - Questions...

About the Speaker
Google Developer Expert in Android Mike Wolfson is a product-focused developer working in Phoenix. He has been working in the software field for more than 20 years, and with Android since its introduction. He is a Google Developer Expert in Android and the author of the book "Android Developer Tools Essentials" published by O’Reilly.

He has spoken about Android and mobile development at a variety of conferences and user groups (including Google IO, Oscon, GDGSiliconValley, Droidcon NYC & Turin, AnDevCon, and others). When he is not geeking out about phones, he enjoys the outdoors (snowboarding, hiking, scuba diving), collecting PEZ dispensers, and chasing his young (but quick) daughter.

Mike works for "Nerdery" as a Principal Software Engineer and is passionate about making technology work for the user.

About Nerdery:
Nerdery is a digital business consultancy. We take companies from today to their digital futures, working at the leading edge of strategy, design and technology to help clients evolve and thrive. By focusing on business outcomes, Nerdery crafts impactful digital experiences and infrastructures that accelerate digital transformations, innovations, modernizations and operational initiatives. By combining capabilities, Nerdery is focused on a core set of offerings that drive exponential business value. Nerdery was founded in 2003 with western regional headquarters in Phoenix and offices in Minneapolis and Chicago.

About Galvanize:
Galvanize is a premier institution for learning software engineering and data science in Phoenix and technical cities across the country. We immerse our students in full-time and part-time education for those looking to get into the software engineering or data science fields. Prior knowledge and effort on your part are expected but as a technology community, we are truly here to support you on your journey to learn.

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