Past Meetup

Machine Learning Tips and Tricks

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This month we have 3 speakers with a lot of hands on Machine Learning experience who want to share some tips and tricks they have learned over the years.

Important notes:

• The closest T stop is Kendall Square on the Red Line.

• We will try to record all talks and have the recordings as well as all the presentation material available afterwords on our website, (

• We have a slack channel ( for this meetup where we will discuss the meetups and other AI topics. You can register for the Boston AI slack channel from (

• This meetup will rotate between a few different locations. Make sure you take note of the location in future months.


Speaker: Matt Taylor

Bio: Matt is the founder of Ohmense, a machine learning platform for organizing and analyzing local documents, discussions and decisions for public good. Prior to founding Ohmense, Matt was the CTO of Harvard Sq ML and analytics startup Kensho, a long time data nerd and self diagnosed INTJ.

Talk: Divining Knowledge from Public Documents


Speaker: Matt Barton, CTO of Embark (

Talk: Machine Learning DNA: What's in a dog?


Speaker: Ray Deck, founder and CTO of Element55

Bio: Element55 provides automatic time capture and analysis software for professional service organizations

Talk: "Unboxing" ML Models - and a peek at CoreML

Details: ML can seem really mysterious. What is your model actually "learning?" What's the significance of all these parameters in conv2d? This talk shows how to and view a saved model using graphical, open-source tools, so you can visualize the structure created by these models - by looking! This baseline launches us to a quick tour of CoreML, the iOS 11 framework for converting your models and running them on Apple devices without the cloud.



6:00pm - Doors open for everyone; pizza and beverages available

6:15pm - Organizers welcome

6:30pm - Matt Taylor

7:00pm - Matt Barton

7:30pm - Ray Deck

8:00pm to 8:15pm - Networking, clean-up, bye!