ML Study Jam - Week 1: Introduction to Machine Learning

GDG Nairobi
Thu, Aug 17, 8:00 PM (EAT)

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About this event

ML Study Jam is a collective learning program helping community members to grow as ML practitioners. The idea is to go through basic ML concepts and share the knowledge in a community. By honing skills and enhancing capabilities, a beginner can start one’s journey to becoming an ML expert. 🤖 🚀

This track is a study program going through Kaggle Learn courses. The goal of these assignments is to cover the most essential skills rapidly. Such as how to use TensorFlow or Pandas and how to build your first Machine Learning model and participate in your first competition 👏 🎉.

Kaggle is the world’s largest data science and machine learning community. It offers a no-setup, customizable Jupyter Notebooks environment, access to free GPUs, and a huge repository of community-published data & code.

"Intro to Machine Learning" is the first session of a series of 5 sessions :

Intro to Machine Learning

Intermediate Machine Learning

Intro to Deep Learning

Time Series

NLP ( Bonus session )

In this first session, we are going to cover the content based on Kaggle's micro-course "Intro to Machine Learning":

How Models Work

Basic Data Exploration

Your First Machine Learning Model

Model Validation

Underfitting and Overfitting

Random Forest

Machine Learning Competitions

For more details, you can check it out below 👇


1. Have access to a Browser (preferably Google Chrome)

2. Sign up to Kaggle

3. Eager to Learn !!!

4. Have Completed the 🐼 Pandas microcourse 



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