Algorithms and Interview Prep

This weekly meetup will cover whiteboarding, interview questions, pair programming, and the regularly scheduled algorithms study group will be covering machine learning algorithms for the next few weeks! 

6:30 Arrival/food

7:00 Welcome and Kickoff

7:15 Choose Your Own Adventure : 

Algorithms Lesson: Machine Learning: Advice for Applying Machine Learning

White Boarding: Solving algorithms & technical problems 

Mock Interviews: Typically asked technical questions, from behavioral questions to logic and technical knowledge

Pair programming 

9:00 Attendees Depart

About Machine Learning

We'll be watching videos and discussing the concepts behind machine learning, including supervised learning (parametric/non-parametric algorithms, support vector machines, kernels, neural networks), unsupervised learning (clustering, dimensionality reduction, recommender systems, deep learning), best practices in machine learning (bias/variance theory; innovation process in machine learning and AI). The course will also draw from numerous case studies and applications, so that you'll also learn how to apply learning algorithms to building smart robots (perception, control), text understanding (web search, anti-spam), computer vision, medical informatics, audio, database mining, and other areas. To read more about the course, look to: https://www.coursera.org/course/ml

Syllabus:

Week 1: Supervised and Unsupervised Learning

Week 2: Linear Regression: Cost Function and Gradient Descent 

Week 3: Logistic Regression

Week 4: Neural Networks -- Representation

Week 5: Neural Networks -- Learning

Week 6: Advice for Applying Machine Learning

Week 7: Machine Learning System Design

Week 8: Support Vector Machines

Week 9: Clustering

Week 10: Recommender Systems

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This event is intended to be exclusively open for people who identify as women -- queer and transgender friendly.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi... I know the name of the group is "women" that code, but I find the topic really interesting. I have not taken the other weeks sessions, but I have a bit of knowledge in the field.
    Are there any objections to a guy going?

    April 14, 2014

    • Chantal E.

      Hi Juan, Thank you for your interest. This event is intended to be exclusively open to people who identify as female and is queer and trans friendly.

      April 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      OK, thanks for getting back to me.

      April 18, 2014

  • Dhivya M.

    I'm not sure if this is right place to ask, but I guess everyone sees this space. Will any one be interested to meet in coffee shop to do some coding exercise (Java) ? I live in San Jose but I am open to travel to anyplace in bay area as far we get to work for more than couple of hours. You can leave me msg here, or email me at [masked]

    1 · April 16, 2014

  • Wendy D.

    Does one need to bring a laptop to this meetup?

    April 14, 2014

    • Wendy D.

      I guess I'll skip this one since I don't have my laptop, but I'd love to know for next time.

      April 14, 2014

  • Joanne

    How is car parking? I remember the street parking is not available until 7 pm?

    April 14, 2014

    • Adriana

      I would be interested in this information as well if anyone knows!

      April 14, 2014

  • Jacky S.

    Hi! Does anybody know about the bike parking situation? I am not terribly comfortable locking my bike on the street. Thanks!

    April 14, 2014

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