Looking forward to meeting you all at the first meetup.
Before we get started, we wanted to explain our ideas for the meetups and get your feedback - all ideas welcome!
Our idea is to run the meetups once a month and structure them around the Stanford Machine Learning course (https://www.coursera.org/course/ml).
At meeting #1 we'll start by introducing ourselves and each member of the group, and find out what experience we have, and what we'd each like to get out of the group.
Then we'll talk a little bit about what machine learning is all about and some classic applications.
After introductions, Simon will do a short introduction to week 1: "Linear Regression with One Variable". If you want to learn more, you can study the course material and do the exercises over the coming month.
Finally we'd love to get input from the group about any experience you have with machine learning and have a broader discussion on the topic.
In meetup #2 there'll be a chance to demo solutions and discuss any problems from week 1.We'll also be looking for a volunteer to introduce week 2's topic to the group.
You don't need to bring anything to this meetup, just yourselves. See you there!
Simon & Paul
Sea Level Research Ltd will provide some free drinks.