In this meetup we will explore convolutions and how they are used to help train deep neural networks for classification tasks. In order to really help members gain intuition we will use theano to implement filters such as edge detectors using convolutions followed by implementing convolutional neural networks to classify images. The topic will be covered over a few meetups starting with the basics working our way to a functioning CNN and will build on the topics we covered during the multilayer perceptron meetups.
If you are interested in doing some hacking please bring your laptops. Otherwise, no worries the meetup should still be lots of fun and all the source code will be made available under the GPL on our Github repository.