Carbon Five LA bi-weekly, intimate hack night for developers who want to code and collaborate for a couple of hours after work. Bring your own project or work with someone else. Developers of all experience levels are welcome. There will be at least a couple Carbon Five folks around to help out.
This week we'll start with a presentation by Hack Night regular Abe Kazemzadeh on Natural Language Processing. In this short presentation, we'll see the simple but insightful mathematical formulation of Naive Bayes, a common machine learning technique and how it is cleverly implemented in the Python library NLTK. We'll then see it's application in two example scenarios: classifying tweets into positive/negative/neutral sentiment classes, and playing a twenty questions game about emotions.
Doors open around 6pm, the presentation will kickoff at 7pm, and we'll keep hacking until 9pm (or even later!) Bring your laptop and a project to work on. We'll provide the infrastructure, food, and beverages.
ps. If the gate in front of the building is locked, dial #3333 to buzz yourself in.