Introduction to TensorFlow 2.0

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Hello Makers!

Oswald Campesato is back with another great presentation - Tensorflow 2. Following is a brief agenda for the evening:

6:00 - 6:30 PM: Doors open for networking and pizza

6:30 - 7:30 PM: Oswald's talk

7:30 - 8:00 PM: Q&A

8:00 PM - Event Ends

Description:

A fast-paced introduction to TensorFlow 2 about some important new features (such as generators and the @tf.function decorator) and TF 1.x functionality that's been removed from TF 2 (yes, tf.Session() has retired).

Concise code samples are presented to illustrate how to use new features of TensorFlow 2.

You'll also get a quick introduction to lazy operators (if you know FRP this will be super easy), along with a code comparison between TF 1.x/iterators with tf.data.Dataset and TF 2/generators with tf.data.Dataset.

Finally, we'll look at some tf.keras code samples that are based on TensorFlow 2.

Although familiarity with TF 1.x is helpful, newcomers with an avid interest in learning about TensorFlow 2 can benefit from this session.

Speaker's Bio:

Oswald Campesato is an education junkie: a former Ph.D. Candidate in Mathematics (ABD), with multiple Master's and 2 Bachelor's degrees. In a previous career, he worked in South America, Italy, and the French Riviera, which enabled him to travel to 70 countries throughout the world.

He has worked in American and Japanese corporations and start-ups, as C/C++ and Java developer to CTO. He works in the web and mobile space, conducts training sessions in Android, Java, Angular 2, and ReactJS, and he writes graphics code for fun. He's comfortable in four languages and aspires to become proficient in Japanese, ideally sometime in the next two decades. He enjoys collaborating with people who share his passion for learning the latest cool stuff, and he's currently working on his 15th book, which is about Angular 2.