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May SoCal Python meetup at Zehner Group (Culver City)
!IMPORTANT! RSVP counts help our sponsors estimate how much food/drink to buy us. If your plans change or you cannot attend, please RSVP "NO" so we can provide the right amounts! SoCal Python's May 2018 meetup will be held at Zehner Group ( in Culver City, and food and beverages will be sponsored by Fund3 ( • TALK: Managing Machine Learning Experiments by Sébastien Arnold • Managing experimental results in machine learning can be a daunting task. Researchers and practitioners often try a variety of algorithms, hyper-parameters, and pre-processing techniques, each resulting in different outcomes. Tracking and analyzing each of these outcomes is a burden further amplified when dealing with multiple collaborators and several computer nodes. In this presentation I will share my experience of managing over a 1,200 experimental results, ran in parallel on 8 computer nodes with 5 collaborators over a time span of 6 months. I will focus on the usage of the randopt package for experimental management and visualization. Specifically, I will introduce the typical randopt workflow which consists of experiment creation, hyper-parameter selection, and results visualization. Randopt is an open-source library for experiment management. It is written in pure Python, is dependency-free, and available on PyPI. Interactive, web-based experimental reports are generated via the built-in command line utility and a programmatic API is also available. It is compatible with all Python packages, including PyTorch, TensorFlow, scikit-learn, and numpy/scipy. While randopt was developed with machine learning in mind, its agnosticity with respect to the nature of the experiments makes it suitable for general-purpose scientific experiment management. • PYCON REVIEW • After the above talk and an intermission, we'll discuss this year's PyCon, which was held from May 9th to 17th. • DIRECTIONS & PARKING • Zehner Group 5766 W Jefferson Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90016 Parking is free in the lot marked on the map, which is on Corbett St. It can be accessed from Jefferson Blvd (head north, turn on Corbett St), and La Cienega Blvd (head south, turn on Corbett St). The La Cienega/Jefferson stop on the Expo Line is on the same block, and the pathway is well lit. • GENERAL INFO • Please feel free to reach out via the contact page if you would like to present at future meetups! Please RSVP only if you can actually attend in person. If your plans change, please kindly remove yourself from the "Yes" list so that those who can attend can RSVP! Recruiters are not welcome unless they are with the sponsor of our event! Any other recruiters who show up at our meetup will be asked to leave. SoCal Python abides by a Code of Conduct: (

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