Next Meetup

Lisa Soros on Creating Creativity: Artificial Life and Evolution in Design
Let's get together! Come on down to New World Tortilla (696 Pine Street) at 5:30 for food and/or drinks (vegan and gluten-free options available) with WiMLDS members. Afterwards, we'll walk over to Generator (across the street at Sears Lane) around 6:45 for the first of a multi-part lecture series of "Reckless Ideas" (description below) hosted by Generator in collaboration with the UVM Complex Systems Center and the Champlain College Masters in Emergent Media program. If you can only make it to dinner, or only to the lecture, that's alright too! BE SURE TO RSVP to the Reckless Ideas lecture - attendance is free, but seats are limited! Event description: Lisa Soros is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Innovation at Champlain College whose research focuses on open-ended and generative artificial evolutionary systems. Designers have long incorporated technology into their creative processes to help speed up mechanical tasks and make it easier to focus on designing. This talk explores the roles artificial life and evolutionary algorithms can play in the design process and also considers the ways we use technology to understand ourselves and the world around us. Special attention will be given to how we can generate creative AI, how creative AI can complement human creativity, and how we can survive in a world where intelligent tools (such as deep learning systems) could potentially generate creative works with little to no human input. This event is free and open to the public Liquid refreshments will be available

Burlington Generator

40 Sears Lane · Burlington, VT


What we're about

This group is for people interested in Machine Learning and Data Science. It is intended to provide engaging, hands-on experiences in these branches of information technology for beginners and experts alike. By holding one another accountable for our own educational goals, we can create a synergistic network of students, practitioners, and enthusiasts.

We received approval from the National WIMLDS organization to establish a local chapter. The national organization is intended to supplement successful local meetups to connect women with others in the field locally and nationally. Read more about them at ( This learning community was created for women by women as a comfortable space to explore these fields, but we welcome all new members who are considerate of this mission.

Join us on our Slack channel! btvdev ( #wimlds

If you have questions in the interim, feel free to contact me: or @janeadams on the BTVdev Slack channel.

Members (189)

Photos (21)

Find us also at