Austin Deep Learning: Past, Present, and Future


The Austin Deep Learning meetup has been going strong since August 2016. As we look to continue the trend in 2020, this month we're going to try something a bit different. First, Ramey will revisit the meetup's humble beginnings, walking us through the meetup's founding mission and early sponsors and locations. He'll examine the meetup's growth towards becoming one of the best meetups in Austin. Next, he'll review some of the meetup's previous topics, highlighting some of the best talks we've had thus far.

Finally, we will identify topics we'd like to see during meetups in 2020. The goal is to get member input and feedback about potential topics and the existing format. Our consistency of high-quality talks has been a major strength of the meetup. Let's keep this trend going in 2020!

Speaker Bio: John Ramey leads the Data Science team at Novi Labs, a startup based in Austin. Ramey is a founder of the Austin Deep Learning meetup and has a background in statistics, computer science, and machine learning.


After the talk, we'll head over to CU29 (across the street from the Omni) for networking and deep learning discussions.

6:30 - 7:00: Sign In/Grab some food/Announcements
7:00 - 8:00: Ramey's Talk
8:00: Head on over to CU29

About our sponsors:

KUNGFU.AI ( is an artificial intelligence agency, helping companies start and accelerate AI programs by providing strategy and development services.

Capital Factory ( is the entrepreneurial center of gravity in Austin, Texas. Located in the middle of downtown, Capital Factory has more than 60,000 square feet full of startups and entrepreneurs. Take classes to learn the skills that startups need, attend meetups to find a co-founder, rent a desk for your startup or apply for funding and mentorship in the incubator and accelerator.