Machine Learning Weekend

Brno, Czech Republic | Oct 27 29, 2017

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About

The Kiwi.com Machine Learning weekend is an intensive course led by top machine learning engineers. It's free and anyone can apply. We'll pick 25 attendees based on their solutions to the entry task. Course details can be found under Program.

Entry task

The entry task is a simple, yet potentially complex assignment that will test your programming skills and understanding of machine learning concepts. The task is there to ensure that all participants will already have the fundamental knowledge needed to understand our topics.

The entry task will be emailed to you after registration.

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Mentors

Alexander Erfurt

Alexander Erfurt

Alex is a Cloud Customer Engineer at Google EMEA specialising in Big Data & Machine Learning services within Google Cloud. He has an engineering background, he worked on algorithms in order to optimize mathematical models but also worked three years as a digital strategist & start-up consultant for Google’s Ads Business. He’s very much into crunching the data and use ML to help clients finding new or better data-driven solutions for their business.

Yoram Ben-Yaacov

Yoram Ben-Yaacov

Yoram is a Cloud Architecture & Big Data Practice Principle at DoiT International with over 15 years of experience leading startup software groups. Yoram has significant experience in establishment of complex solutions based on open source technologies, cloud, big-data, mobile and web.

Yoram is certified Google Cloud Architect and Data Engineer, holding two most lucrative Google’s technical certifications.

 

Mikhail Chrestkha

Mikhail Chrestkha

Mikhail is a customer engineer at Google supporting Big Data & Machine Learning products within Google Cloud Platform. His interest in ML started as an Operations Research student at Cornell University and led to 7 years of consulting helping customers drive value from data and analytics. At Google, he is focused on making Big Data & ML accessible to customers to drive innovation and growth.

 

 

Roman Rožník

Roman Rožník

Roman has always been the developer most interested in math and algorithms. With a stroke of luck, he became the machine learning guy at Seznam.cz where he introduced ML to the full-text search team. After he fulfilled his mission with Seznam.cz, he decided to bring the ML and data science approach to Kiwi.com.

Mojmír Vinkler

Mojmír Vinkler

Mojmir is a full-stack data scientist ready to get his hands dirty. When needed, he can become a data engineer, devops, developer or statistician and he’s a master of GyShiDo. After working remotely for Silicon Valley startups for a few years, he decided to settle at Kiwi.com and help make us an “ML First Company”. He believes that every problem, no matter how hard, has an elegant solution. And it’s waiting for him to find it.

 

Jiří Materna

Jiří Materna

Jiří is a machine learning expert with more than 10 years of experience with ML applications in industry. He’d been working as the head of research at Seznam.cz for 7 years and now offers ML solutions and consulting as a freelancer. He’s the founder and co-organiser of Machine Learning Prague — one of the biggest ML conferences in Europe. Jiří is also a technological mentor at the StartupYard and the author of an ML blog at www.mlguru.com.

 

Ondřej Veselý

Ondřej Veselý

Ondřej is a developer and data engineer. In academia, he focused on the application of natural language processing in plagiarism detection. After co-founding FlowerChecker, he participated in solving image classification problems. At Kiwi.com he works on backend development — currently for the Analytics Team.

Program

 

Friday
27 October

Getting to know each other and the warm-up party

Saturday
28 October

09:3010:00

Breakfast & coffee

10:0012:00

Introduction to Machine learning

12:0013:00

Lunch

13:0014:00

Scikit Learn

14:0014:30

Break

14:3016:00

NLP(1)

16:0016:30

Break

16:3018:00

NLP(2)

Sunday
29 October

09:3010:00

Breakfast & coffee

10:0012:00

Artificial Neural Networks

12:0013:00

Lunch

13:0014:00

Tensorflow, Keras

14:0014:30

Break

14:3016:00

Image processing(1)

16:0016:30

Break

16:3017:30

Image processing(2)

FAQ

What skills do I need to be able to join the weekend?

 You should solve our entry task and be confident with programming in Python.

 

Is there any fee to pay?

No, the whole educational weekend is free of charge and sponsored by Kiwi.com.

 

Do you also provide accommodation?

No, sorry. If you need accommodation in Brno, please find it on your own.

Venue

Kiwi.com

Palachovo nám. 4, 625 00
Brno-Starý Lískovec

Partners

Google Cloud Platform MLMU