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Basic Machine Learning

There is a mix of skill levels of people in this group. Some are seasoned veterans and some are beginners.


We will do meetups for people in both groups.


This particular meetup will be for the beginners in group.


(We have meetups for the seasoned veterans seasoned veterans in the group planned to the end of January / beginning of February in the works.)


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  • Wing L.

    Great introduction and reminder to SOM. Thanks Charles. If I remember your talk correctly, you mentioned that you applied SOM to classify event/time series data. Would you recommend some papers on that subject? I am interested to doing some pattern recognition experiment classifying types of event data. Would be great if you can point me toward the right direction.

    December 17, 2012

    • Charles Iliya K.

      I don't think I mention that. Toufic Boubez (and maybe Alex Cruise) were talking about Time Series analysis though. Perhaps they can help (if you ask them).

      December 17, 2012

  • Toufic B.

    Thanks Charles for picking up the mantle and organizing last night's event! Thanks also for the great talk on SOM's! We should keep the momentum going and try and get another meet in January!

    December 5, 2012

  • Taizo N.

    Hi all,

    Thank you for today.
    I just finished this course last month.

    This is a good start point of ML for beginners.
    The preview (video lectures) is available, and signup to be notified for the next term (doing some homework of quiz and programming).

    Hope this helps for your study. :)

    December 4, 2012

  • Charles Iliya K.

    Thanks everyone for coming! We'll have the next Machine Learning meetup after Christmas in the new year.

    1 · December 4, 2012

  • Bill

    Hi. I'm outside! Sorry I'm late. Don't have your phone number.

    December 4, 2012

  • Charles Iliya K.

    We are starting now

    December 4, 2012

  • Charles Iliya K.

    I am at Discovery Parks right now. The front door is locked, so I will have to let everyone in. If I am not there when you arrive, just wait and I will be back. (Text, call or tweet me if I am taking too long :-). )

    December 4, 2012

  • Charles Iliya K.

    We have a new location for this meetup.

    The new location is easy to get to from the SkyTrain.

    The new location is:

    Discovery Park

    #155 - 887 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC

    Here's a Google Maps link to it:

    It is very close to the VCC-Clark SkyTrain station, so everyone should be able to find it easily.

    Here's a Google Maps link with instructions on how to get there (assuming you are coming from downtown):

    (If you are taking the SkyTrain from downtown, you'll need to do a switch platforms at the Commercial-Broadway station.)

    December 3, 2012

  • Casey

    You have made my minute! Well, in your case, 61 seconds.
    By the way, do the seasoned veterans use tumeric? :D

    December 3, 2012

  • Charles Iliya K.

    It looks like we got a larger space for the meetup.

    The details are being worked out, but (if everything works out) everyone on the waiting list will be able to come.

    I'll send out an announcement about the new location, once everything has been finalized.

    December 3, 2012

  • Casey

    Will there be someone at the door?
    Do we call someone?

    December 3, 2012

    • Charles Iliya K.

      I will be sending out a message about this soon, but I will be waiting downstairs in the lobby of the building to let everyone in. The address is: #900 - 510 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC.

      That's near the corner of Richards & West Hastings. (It is relatively close to the Waterfront SkyTrain station.)

      December 3, 2012

  • Casey

    There are a 113 members and only 12 spots.
    Well, so much for human learning! :D

    November 24, 2012

    • Alex C.

      If you need help tracking down more space, we have connections. :)

      November 26, 2012

    • Charles Iliya K.

      With Alex's (aka Arrgh's) help... we're working on finding a larger space to make it so everyone who wants to attend the meetup can.

      November 29, 2012

  • surjya

    hi all members. I am staying in kuala lumpur. So it will be difficult for me to attend at Vancouver. But I have very much interested in this meet up. Is possible for you guys to make a recording of the event and discussions and then upload the same on Youtube so that I can get the substance of the discussion?

    November 23, 2012

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