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NuPIC Fall 2013 Hackathon

Come hack with the Numenta Platform for Intelligent Computing! There will be an emphasis on natural language processing. More info will be posted soon.


The link above contains all the information you'll need for the hackathon, but you MUST RSVP HERE to attend the event.

If you have any questions, contact me.

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  • Subutai A.

    Matt asked me to do a "CLA Deep Dive" session on Saturday. The goal will be to give everyone a better understanding of the core CLA algorithm and its foundations. It will be very interactive. Below are the types of concepts we might cover. I will assume you have read the whitepaper or listened to one of Jeff's longer talks. This is an optional session. If you plan to attend, please let me know if this is too detailed? Too easy? Do you have specific questions? Any feedback will help me focus as we've never done this before.



    Possible CLA Topics

    What are useful properties of SDR's?

    How sensitive is the output of the spatial pooler to noise?

    How do the SDR representations of input A and input B, compare with input A overlapped with B?

    What are high order sequences? How does the TP learn them?

    What is "bursting" and what does it accomplish?

    How does the CLA generalize?

    October 31, 2013

    • Alexander van D.

      Forgot to add: another topic on SDRs I am interested to learn more is the relationship between SDRs and Sparse Distributed Memory (i.e. Pentti Kanerva's work). Is there a relationship, and if so, how. Thanks again.

      November 1, 2013

    • Ben M.

      Great questions, Alexander. I'm interested in the answers as well.

      November 5, 2013

  • Venkat V.

    Very info.rmative and spiked my interest in machine learning and NuPIC

    1 · November 5, 2013

  • Matthew T.

    If anyone took any pictures at the event, it would be awesome if you could send them to me at [masked]. I'm putting together a blog post, and I would love to include them.


    November 5, 2013

  • Brian E.

    Great event, convinced to jump in and start experimenting. Numenta seems to be going in the right direction.

    1 · November 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    At times, it felt more like an info session, but that was still totally worth it.

    2 · November 4, 2013

  • Nikolay S.

    Great experience. Intelligent people, insightful talks. I was totally new to NuPIC and although I didn't complete a project, I feel like I've learned a lot about the technology and he whole approach.

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • Chetan S.

    Is breakfast this morning going to be provided, or should we eat before coming?

    November 2, 2013

  • Azat

    Hi guys, anyone coming from Denver area ?

    September 4, 2013

    • Azat

      Still hope to be before 11AM. Which street/entrance to get into Tagged office ?

      October 30, 2013

    • Matthew T.

      The entrance is on Battery St, near the Vallejo side.

      October 30, 2013

  • Daniel G.

    Are there any events or get togethers in the days prior or after that weekend?

    August 31, 2013

    • Matthew T.

      Not that I know about, but I'll keep you informed. Do you have any ideas?

      August 31, 2013

    • Ari K.


      October 10, 2013

  • Reza S.

    When I enter 840 Battery St, Google map shows two locations. I am confused. I reserved a room in Club Quarter, 424 Clay st. Is this location close to the meeting location? Google map says it is .3 miles away.

    October 10, 2013

    • Matthew T.

      Google maps seems confused. It is at the intersection of Vallejo and Battery. Close to Pier 9 and the Exploratorium.

      October 10, 2013

  • Craig Q.

    I can also host for free in mountain view by Caltrain. (San Antonio station)

    October 1, 2013

    • Azat

      Hi Craig. If still so, I'd like to stay

      October 10, 2013

  • Reza S.

    Is the meeting going to be at 840 Battery Street?

    October 1, 2013

  • Matthew T.

    Just a reminder, if you are attending the hackathon, this link will get you a very good rate of $145/night on a nearby hotel. This is an excellent rate for this area of San Francisco on a weekend. Please take advantage of it if you think you'll want a comfy place to crash.

    September 24, 2013

  • Matthew T.

    **Hotel Accommodations**

    Numenta was able to get a discounted rate ($145.00/night + tax and fees) for a block of rooms at the PARC 55 Wyndham – San Francisco hotel. A limited amount of rooms are available for any/all of the following nights: Friday, November 1st
    Saturday, November 2nd
    Sunday night, November 3rd Hotel:
    PARC 55 Wyndham - San Francisco
    55 Cyril Magnin Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102 For more details, go to

    September 18, 2013

  • Chetan S.

    Can't wait!

    August 27, 2013

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