Past Meetup

Team Hackathon Challenge #33: Machine Learning with Amazon SageMaker

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24 people went

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month

101 West Broadway Suite 1500

MindTouch Headquarters · San Diego, CA

How to find us

The office is located on the 15th floor. Use the doors on E Street to get in after hours.

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Welcome to λ#, the Serverless AWS Lambda community. This event is part workshop, part challenge, part competition, and always a rush!

This is a hands-on event suitable for passionate beginners, advanced developers, and curious minds alike. Each hackathon is focused on exploring a serverless technology by building a solution with it. Participants are split into random teams of 2 to 4 members to collaborate on the challenge.

In this challenge, we'll train and deploy a machine learning model using AWS SageMaker. The model will use a powerful text classification algorithm to be able to predict the sentiment of product reviews on Amazon. You'll learn the importance of properly grooming the training-data, testing your model, and making fun predictions that yield surprisingly and accurate results!


Be prepared and make sure you have the following applications installed on your computer:
1) Sign-up for an AWS account:
2) Install AWS CLI:
3) Install .NET Core 2.1:
4) Install the λ# CLI:

Mentors are available to answer questions and guide each team to a solution. This is a great event to meet experienced engineers, build cutting edge services, and mingle with like-minded technologists who are passionate about serverless architecture!


• Fearless collaboration
• Problem solving under duress
• Celebrating accomplishments


• 6:00 - 6:30 Networking & Happy Hour
• 6:30 - 7:00 Presentation & Setup
• 7:00 - 8:00 Team Hackathon Part 1
• 8:00 - 8:15 Stretch & Share
• 8:15 - 9:15 Team Hackathon Part 2
• 9:15 - 9:45 Present & Celebrate Insights


The MindTouch office is located on Broadway, between Front and First Street. There are nearby trolley and bus stations.