Getting our hands dirty: the IoT and machine learning

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StarEightyTwo is back! Join us near the end of this year for an introduction to a little bit different kind of challenge: data science and the Internet of Things.

As tonight's speakers, we welcome Madhu Tennakoon and Dan McCreary.

Madhu is a machine learning developer at 75F. Madhu participated in IoT Hackday a few weeks back, building in 12 hours an image recognition system which he then used to create an autonomous robot.

Dan, a Distinguished Engineer at Optum, is heavily involved with STEM education through avenues like Coder Dojo and Arduino.MN. He does a lot of work building inexpensive Arduino kits with which kids can "get their feet wet."

As mentioned, this challenge will be different from our usual engagements. This time, the project will revolve around learning about and (if you're already a bit knowledgable) flexing your muscles as it relates to hardware, software, and "cool" applications.

Rough agenda, with things formally kicking off at 7:00pm (of course, feel free to show up a bit early to grab pizza and get settled so we can start promptly at 7):

1. Welcome and introduction to the hands-on project
2. What you can do with inexpensive Arduino kits – Dan (~30-45 minutes)
3. IoT Hackday project walkthrough, Madhu + Q&A (~30-45 minutes)
4. Begin brainstorming/researching your own projects, forming teams