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This meetup is moving to Saturday, 5pm-7pm, starting January 18. See you then!

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Since January 2019, Seattle Go Center has been hosting a (mostly) weekly lecture / work / study Meetup focused on programming computers in Python to play the ancient Asian boardgame called "Go" (a.k.a. Baduk or Weiqi).

First things first -- here’s the book we’re organized around:
https://www.manning.com/books/deep-learning-and-the-game-of-go

The initial push will just be to build a Go bot (har har, no, not the Transformers rip off) that you can interact with, and interface to OGS or another online go server. The long term goal is to learn, use, and implement all the techniques used by Google Deep Mind in designing AlphaGo Zero.

We want the barrier to entry to be low, while still allowing people looking for a deeper experience to get it. We recommend this meetup to you, if you have 2 out of 4 of the following:

* some programming experience
* some Go playing experience
* interest in machine learning
* you want to prep for the coming AI War.

Sessions will be led by Drew, professional programmer with some experience in machine learning -- but not quite an AI/ML expert, so he'll be learning along with you.

Not yet a strong Go player? No worries; the Go Center is here for you. Stick around after class on Saturday, and Drew or another teacher can hook you up. Or, drop in on a Tuesday from 1pm to 8pm, or on a Thursday from 2pm to 8pm, and one of our volunteer teachers can help you gain a deeper understanding of the world's oldest "complete knowledge" boardgame.

Seattle Go Center is a membership-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. There's no charge for these sessions, though the usual Seattle Go Center membership policies apply (first 10 visits free; after that, we have a variety of membership options -- see http://www.SeattleGo.org/membership )

Upcoming events (5)

Let's (let the bot) play Go!

Seattle Go Center

New Saturday evening time slot! This is an on-going event. Generally the format will be 1 hour lecture and 1 hour workshop. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to bring a computer with them. This event occurs regularly as a part of normal Go Center operations; the Go Center is open for normal free play hours during the day on Saturdays. Furthermore, if you have never been to the Go Center, your first 10 visits are free! For more information about Go Center hours, parking, and other events, please visit: https://www.seattlego.org/

Let's (let the bot) play Go!

Seattle Go Center

New Saturday evening time slot! This is an on-going event. Generally the format will be 1 hour lecture and 1 hour workshop. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to bring a computer with them. This event occurs regularly as a part of normal Go Center operations; the Go Center is open for normal free play hours during the day on Saturdays. Furthermore, if you have never been to the Go Center, your first 10 visits are free! For more information about Go Center hours, parking, and other events, please visit: https://www.seattlego.org/

Let's (let the bot) play Go!

Seattle Go Center

New Saturday evening time slot! This is an on-going event. Generally the format will be 1 hour lecture and 1 hour workshop. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to bring a computer with them. This event occurs regularly as a part of normal Go Center operations; the Go Center is open for normal free play hours during the day on Saturdays. Furthermore, if you have never been to the Go Center, your first 10 visits are free! For more information about Go Center hours, parking, and other events, please visit: https://www.seattlego.org/

Let's (let the bot) play Go!

Seattle Go Center

New Saturday evening time slot! This is an on-going event. Generally the format will be 1 hour lecture and 1 hour workshop. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to bring a computer with them. This event occurs regularly as a part of normal Go Center operations; the Go Center is open for normal free play hours during the day on Saturdays. Furthermore, if you have never been to the Go Center, your first 10 visits are free! For more information about Go Center hours, parking, and other events, please visit: https://www.seattlego.org/

Past events (68)

Let's (let the bot) play Go!

Seattle Go Center

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