We will take you on a 3-hour journey starting with a simple algorithm (linear regression). We will add layers of complexity to the algorithm in progressive steps, making it more powerful and able to tackle more advanced problems.
Around 70% of the workshop is dedicated to hands-on sessions on Python notebooks (Colaboratory). Don’t let Python scare you! These hands-on sessions are designed to suit different profiles of participants from coding beginners to expert developers. In fact, the participants can choose different levels of difficulty. Either code the algorithms from scratch, write parts of it, or just run a piece of code which already works and modify its parameters.
In the last part of the workshop, you will create, train and test a model to digitise a hand-written questionnaire. You will test the effectiveness of your own model by scanning the questionnaires with your phone, run your code and check how well it works.
This workshop is designed for professionals who have a data analysis background and at least a minimal programming experience (in VBA for example). This includes managers and executives from the industry who want to get their hands dirty, but also attendees with a technical background (with scientific masters or PhDs) who have never worked on machine learning directly.