Machine Learning Study Group

This is part 1 of our 10-week study group on Machine Learning. The free online class is taught by Stanford Professor Andrew Ng! It's fun to complete a unit of Machine Learning every week and collaborate among a study group.

Agenda for the 1st meeting:
1. Which area are you interested in applying machine learning?
2. Summarize learning in Unit 1.
3. Any question about Unit 1?
4. Brainstorm and make progress on our machine learning projects.

The study group consists of 10 consecutive weekly meetings from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. PST. Here is the schedule:

Wednesday, April 24th —Unit 1
Wednesday, May 1st —Unit 2
Wednesday, May 8th —Unit 3
Wednesday, May 15th —Unit 4
Friday, May 24th —Unit 5
Wednesday, May 29th—Unit 6
Wednesday, June 5th—Unit 7
Wednesday, June 12th—Unit 8
Wednesday, June 19th—Unit 9
Wednesday, June 26th—Unit 10

Discussion meeting minutes will be posted at:

Let's apply machine learning to new areas together...

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  • Jen

    Thanks for attending the first meeting. The Meetup event for next Wednesday's study group meeting has been created. Discussion summary for the first meeting:

    April 25, 2013


    Hi all, for those of you who have taken the course, can the assignments be done using R instead of Octave?

    April 24, 2013

    • Bill

      Ronald, I think you must submit your code and it is run automatically by a script to be validated, so it has to be Octave.

      April 24, 2013

    • RONALD K.

      Thanks Bill. The reason I asked is I know how to program in R and don't want to learn Octave if possible.

      April 24, 2013

  • Ilya

    will have to miss the first unit.

    April 24, 2013

  • Shilpa K.

    Anyone interested in forming a study group - Sunnyvale side?

    1 · April 19, 2013

    • Shilpa K.

      Sunnyvale library works for me. Amit, do you know if the library allows such meetups?

      April 23, 2013

    • Shilpa K.

      Looks like there is enough interest in Sunnyvale study group. I might have to drop out of the course though as it is clashing with some travel plans.

      April 23, 2013

  • Mark W.

    Are there any veterans of this study group (from previous offerings of Ng's course) who would like to form a group to explore more-advanced ML topics? If there is interest, perhaps we could form a new meetup ...

    1 · April 19, 2013

    • Edward B.

      Not a veteran either, but I'd be interested

      April 20, 2013

    • Pratibha

      Yes! I took the course last year, and dutifully did Octave programming assignments. I am now interested in working on some bigger projects, using industrial-strength data analytics tools :-)

      April 23, 2013

  • Jen

    Willow conference room is big - it can hold 75 people.

    April 15, 2013

  • Tom B.

    I just signed up for the ML class. I took the AI Intro class last year.

    1 · April 11, 2013

  • Michael Z.

    I could bring up to 2 people from my work

    1 · April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies - out of country

    April 11, 2013

  • Jen

    April 7, 2013

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