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HYBRID: "Machine Learning Algorithms Inspired by Nature"

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HYBRID: "Machine Learning Algorithms Inspired by Nature"


NOTE: This event will be both in-person AND online via zoom, to support the convenience and comfort of all of our members. In-person folks are welcome to mask or not mask as they prefer.

Are you curious about machine learning? Do you enjoy connections between programming and the natural world? Join us for this intro-level presentation from the fantastic Naveen VK!

All genders are welcome at this event, which we're hosting in partnership with Codecinella.

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This is an intro-level session to give you a taste of what algorithms are out there, with some real-world examples and use cases where these algorithms have been used and implemented. The main goal of this sampler-level talk is to pique your interest in one or more of these algorithms, with details about how they work and how they have been used IRL (in real life). At the very least, you will gain new insights into how Machine Learning has evolved.

About Naveen VK

Naveen VK, Technical Director at nvisia, has over 23 years of professional experience building software in Java, .NET and JavaScript stacks both on-prem and on the cloud. She loves to share her technical knowledge and experience through talks at various conferences and meetups.


In-person: Feel free to arrive anytime after 6:15pm. We'll be in the first floor conference room.
Online: The Zoom room will likewise open up at 6:15pm:

The discussion will officially begin at 6:30pm.


The Central Library is located in downtown Madison. There are metered spots all around (meters stop running at 6pm).

The following garages are nearby:

  • Overture Center Garage

More than a dozen bus lines have stops within a few blocks of the library.


Zoom URL will be shared day-of.

Zoom is a free video-conferencing platform, with mobile and desktop apps. Learn more about installing and using it here:


All genders are welcome at this event.

In-person: The library is wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral bathrooms. Folks are encouraged to wear a mask if they'd like.

Online: Zoom offers a variety of accessibility-oriented features, including:

  • Keyboard accessibility
  • Screen reader support

Learn more:

If you have another accessibility concern, we encourage you to reach out directly to Hilary at


While this event is open to all genders, Madison Women in Tech deliberately curates spaces (both online and offline) for and by women and nonbinary folks. Men who attend are expected to listen, and not center themselves or their experiences.

All attendees agree to adhere to the Madison Women in Tech code of conduct:

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