AI Fundamentals Bootcamp: Introduction to Machine Learning - Week 4

Join GDG Glasgow and Women Techmakers Scotland for the online bootcamp: "AI Fundamentals Bootcamp: Introduction to Machine Learning" taught by Patty O'Callaghan. This comprehensive bootcamp is designed to provide beginners with a solid foundation in Machine Learning. The bootcamp will run for four consecutive Fridays starting July 7th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm UK time, allowing participants to con

Aug 4, 2023, 2:30 – 4:30 PM


Key Themes

AIMachine LearningTensorFlow js

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5:30 PM

Friday, July 7th: Introduction to Machine Learning

- Introduction to machine learning concepts, including supervised and unsupervised learning. - Overview of common machine learning algorithms, such as linear regression and decision trees. - Understanding the workflow of a machine learning project.

5:30 PM

Friday, July 14th: Data Preprocessing and Model Training

- Techniques for handling missing data, categorical variables, and data normalization. - Data preprocessing techniques. - Splitting data into training and testing sets. - Introduction to model training, loss functions, and optimization algorithms. - Practical exercises for data preprocessing and model training.

5:30 PM

Friday, July 28st: Model Evaluation and Performance Metrics

- Introduction to evaluation metrics. - Techniques for model evaluation. - Understanding the concept of overfitting and regularization techniques. - Practical exercises to evaluate and improve model performance.

3:30 PM

Friday, August 4th: Introduction to Neural Networks and TensorFlow.js

- Introduction to neural networks, including layers, activation functions, and backpropagation. - Overview of different types architechtures of neural networks. - Introduction to TensorFlow.js for building and deploying neural networks in web applications. - Practical examples and demonstrations using TensorFlow.js to showcase the capabilities of neural networks.


  • Patty O’Callaghan

    Charles River Laboratories

    Tech Lead / Machine Learning GDE


  • Patty O'Callaghan

    Charles River Laboratories


  • José Enrique Calderón Sanz

    JP Morgan Chase & Co


  • Cleyra Uzcategui

    JPMorgan Chase & Co.


  • Lewis Shearer

    Jordanhill School

    Team member

  • Sophie McCartney

    University of Strathclyde

    Team member

  • Ishita Narsiker

    University of Glasgow

    Team member

  • Delia Paternina

    Charles River Laboratories

    Team member

  • Prashanti Chikiley

    JP Morgan

    Technical BA

  • Habib Ogunsola

    AHRO Publishing

    Team member

  • Vinamra Sharma

    PGT Student

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