Coding Dojo: a gentle introduction to Machine Learning with F#

Mathias Brandewinder Microsoft MVP, en passage de San Francisco à Build Stuff LT nous propose de faire un petit atelier pratique !

Machine Learning is the art of writing programs that get better at performing a task as they gain experience, without being explicitly programmed to do so. Feed your program more data, and it will get smarter at handling new situations. 

Some machine learning algorithms use fairly advanced math, but simple approaches can be surprisingly effective. In this Session, we'll take a classic Machine Learning challenge from Kaggle.com, automatically recognizing hand-written digits (http://www.kaggle.com/c/digit-recognizer), and build a classifier, from scratch, using F#. So bring your laptop, and let's see how smart we can make our machines

This session will be organized as an interactive workshop. Come over, and learn yourself a Machine Learning and F# for great good! No prior experience with Machine Learning required, and F# beginners are very welcome - it will be a great opportunity to see F# in action, and why it's awesome.

To get the most from the session please try and bring a laptop along with F# installed (ideally either MonoDevelop or Visual Studio Web Express/Full Edition).

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  • Mathias B.

    Merci a vous tous qui etes venus hier - le groupe et l'accueil etaient super! La prochaine fois que je passe par Paris, je suis partant pour remettre ca :)
    Et si vous avez aime (ou deteste) le format, vous pouvez le faire savoir en votant sur SpeakerRate: http://speakerrate.com/talks/28351

    1 · December 7, 2013

    • Thomas J.

      Super. Je ne savais pas que cela existait pour noter les speakers :)

      December 7, 2013

  • Pierre I.

    Très bonne soirée, heureux de voir de l’enthousiasme autour de F#.

    December 7, 2013

  • Fredy

    Très intéressant

    December 7, 2013

  • Thomas J.

    Très bon atelier permettant à chacun de s'initier à la programmation F#. En plus sur une thématique de Machine Learning très concrète. Bravo à Mathias pour la préparation

    1 · December 7, 2013

  • lucasdicioccio

    Super nice. Thanks Mathias for the intro and C17 for the room & drinks. I was happy to meet you all. I didn't want to highjack the prez yesterday but I'm building an FP meetup to gather folks from various areas of FP. Especially looking for speakers :).
    http://www.meetup.com/Functional-Progammers-Paris/

    December 7, 2013

  • Pierre M.

    Great introduction, and great atmosphere. Let's do that more often!

    December 7, 2013

  • Robert

    Sorry, wouldn't be able to make it after, I'll cat you in Vilnius Mathias.

    December 3, 2013

    • Mathias B.

      too bad I won't see you there - but looking forward to meeting you in Vilnius! In the meanwhile, safe travels and all that.

      December 6, 2013

  • lucasdicioccio

    Will an install on a remote server be enough?
    I'm sudo apt-get installing monodevelop at the moment =).

    December 5, 2013

    • Mathias B.

      Hmm interesting, I guess we'll see. I plan to put people in teams, so you should have a machine to work on anyways, if worst comes to worst.

      December 6, 2013

  • Pierre M.

    I'm a F# noob! Do I need to read something in order not to be lost tomorrow?

    December 5, 2013

    • Thomas J.

      Mathias told me that he's going to start gently for those who never touched to F#. So there should not be much trouble :)

      December 5, 2013

    • Mathias B.

      F# Noobs are welcome, you should be fine. If you want to prepare, you can go to TryFsharp.org and do the "getting started" tutorial, that should be enough.

      December 6, 2013

  • Bernard N.

    I am a total newbie to F# (with experience in Erlang and Lisp), but I love dojos and the topic looks awesome: could not resist to hit the "join" button :-)

    1 · November 29, 2013

    • Bernard N.

      I will find time to practice a bit during the week.

      November 29, 2013

    • Bernard N.

      Unfortunatly, I just realised I had another commitment for same evening. Too bad for me :-(

      November 29, 2013

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