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Computational Intelligence with Simon van Dyk - Jozi.rb

  • Jun 4, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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From hello world to diagnosing cancer

An introduction to the amazing world of computational intelligence from the ground up.

We begin with evolving code with genetic algorithms, then move on to artificial neural networks and particle swarm optimisers, and ending off with how this mouth full of words can help us build a web service that can diagnose cancer with very high accuracy.

Naturally, with working code examples in ruby. Let's get weird.

Simon van Dyk is an aspiring code artisan at Platform45. He's done research in artificial neural networks and dynamic particle swarm optimisation and presented a talk at the largest Ruby Tech Conference in South Africa. With love for the developer community he has started Jozi Ruby's sister meet up, Pretoria Ruby.


We usually meet up in the restaurant at Higher Ground and move into a board room at about 7'ish

Travel along William Nicol Drive till you reach the Peter Place Road in the suburb of Bryanston. Turn into Peter Place Road and continue up the road. You will find the entrance to Higher Ground / One & Only Club on your left hand side

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  • Simon van D.

    Hey guys, sorry this has taken me a while.

    Here is the code:

    Here are the slides:

    Give me a shout if you have any questions/ideas whatever. Was great to be able to share this stuff.

    1 · June 10, 2014

    • Siya K.

      Thanks for sharing the slides Simon.

      June 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Man the production quality on this is great, really awesome work Simon!

      June 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Man I'm way bleak that I can't attend this. It's the first day of my 3-day exam.

    May 29, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awesome.. looking forward to it.. any change of putting the slides up too?

      June 5, 2014

  • Gabriel F.

    It’s the mark of an excellent Jozi.rb presentation when you don’t reach for your phone once in the 1.5hrs it took. Well done Simon.

    2 · June 5, 2014

  • Stuart Gordon R.

    Will definitely be there Simon. You should send out an invite to the CIRG group as well. Ciao.

    May 23, 2014

    • Simon van D.

      Not sure it'll really be anything new for them man

      May 23, 2014

  • Rudi K.

    I can't wait, this should be awesome!!!

    1 · May 22, 2014

  • Joshua L.

    Sounds awesome but I won't be able to come, Jewish Holidays :/

    May 22, 2014

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