Description

In this course you will go through a real life machine learning project from start to finish and develop a model in a similar way to leading tech organisations. We will explore the following four areas each week:

  1. Environment and Tools: Accessing and understanding open source analytical tools in the cloud. Based on python.
  2. Explanation and Understanding: Manipulating data sets with pandas and getting insights.
  3. Modeling and Musing: Comparing different ML/AI approaches and testing what best fits the problem.
  4. Metrics and Implementation: Once the model is developed how does it work and how can it start making decisions?

The case study we will work through is an anonymised dataset where the desire is to predict customer churn. What that exactly means and how it is exactly done will be discovered through the sessions using the Open Algorithm Design framework.

There will be an opportunity for students to apply to attend a four week full-time paid internship at northraine where extensive real-life projects can be explained, taught and walked through (including access to research methodologies and client presentations). Spots are limited for this opportunity.

WeTeachMe Courses

WeTeachMe Courses take place once per week over 4 weeks at the same time and place. With an intensive syllabus, each course is taught by an industry professional through experience only to ensure that attendees receive in-the-field experience that is relevant to today's market.

These courses are perfect for the professional or enthusiast who wants to brush up on their skills and knowledge, without the commitment of a full-time or part-time course.

Speakers

Martin Kemka is an Analyst at Northraine. Northraine is a machine learning/AI consultancy that looks to 'recondition the human condition' by designing and researching predictive analytics. 40% of time is spent on research with 60% on consultation. Projects cover commercial implementations and pro-bono explorations assisting mental heal and human rights issues internationally.

Partners

City of Melbourne

The development of Melbourne as a knowledge city has long been a priority. Today, the knowledge city concept remains a central component to the vision of the city. The City of Melbourne seeks to create a future in which the knowledge sector is better branded, understood, valued and experienced.

“The City of Melbourne continues to develop new ways to gather and share information to support those whose innovations and developments underpin the growth of the city. We broaden understanding and respect for Melbourne’s diverse knowledge sector and ensure learning can be a lifelong process.”

Inspire9

Inspire9 is the original community-led co-working space for Melbourne’s startups, freelancers, and creative entrepreneurs. It is a community in the truest sense. We share ideas, responsibilities and opportunities. We collaborate on projects, help our neighbours with a tricky technical problem and broker business deals over a game of pool or ping-pong. At the end of the week, we savour the satisfaction of work well done over a cheese plate and glass of something nice at our friendly Friday Night Drinks.

Dream Factory

The Dream Factory has created a space for extraordinary people to gather and innovate in design, technology and social change. It is owned and powered by Impact Investment Group and has become one of Melbourne’s premier workplaces and event locations. The building features an ample on-site and secure car parking, very accessible bike paths from Melbourne CBD and inner north, great end-of-trip facilities, and loads of breakout spaces, meeting rooms and communal areas. The rooftop is one of Melbourne’s best panoramas of the city and port and is accessible to all its tenants.

SPARK Deakin

SPARK empowers, educates and brings together Melbourne's most aspiring entrepreneurs. An initiative by Deakin University, our mission is simple: To invite everyone, Teach the curious, and Empower the best.

SPARK is more than just a moment in time, a source of funding, an event, or even a community. Spark is an startup ecosystem designed to help solve real problems and create a better future.

Startup Victoria

Startup Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation set up to create More Founders and Better Founders.

Startup Victoria is the go-to destination for all startup related topics. We believe that Melbourne can be one of the world’s best cities to build a startup. We want to help make that a reality by helping to accelerate the growth of Victoria’s startup ecosystem.

Wade Institute

Wade Institute is home to The University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship. When you’re teaching people to create, make and innovate, the space they occupy should invite them to create new things from the moment they walk in. The Wade Institute centre will do just that.

Rather than walk into a building full of classrooms and offices, students will enter a space with a kit of parts, from walls and screens to different desk parts and lights. This main studio workshop is a white canvas with colourful parts ready to become whatever students and staff need it to be – from open plan classroom to office, customer lab or forum to pitch their business idea.

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Class Schedule

This course runs over 4 weeks with 1 class per week (of 2.5 hours) at the same time and location.

What you will learn
  • Discover practical machine learning from start to finish using a real project
  • Test and experiment different Machine Learning/AI approaches and research which one fits the problem
  • Deploy an algorithm to start making decisions
What you will get
  • Access to all the sample code and information notebooks
  • Class time to discuss problems
  • Short inter-class assignments and reading
  • Best practice methods for machine learning
  • Pay only $300 up front! Balance is due 1 day before class starts.

What to bring
  • Notepad and pen.
  • A camera to document your experience if you like.
  • Laptop.
What to wear

Come as you are.

Appropriate for

Curious people, people looking to how to use the latest analytical tools, business managers looking to better understand data science


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WeTeachMe

Vendor sincce 2012

It was one afternoon when one of the Founders, Kym Huynh, called Angie Chong of The Humble Dumpling, just to have a conversation. It had been an intense start to 2017 and just shy of 3 months, Kym wanted to connect again with what brought him inspiration, joy and fulfilment - the people and companies that he works with.

For him that day, inspiration came in the form of Angie Chong. By some wonderful stroke of serendipity, Angie shared an inspiring excerpt from the book “The Last Chinese Chef” by Liang Wei. For Kym, the words were both beautiful and moving, and created a fundamental and tectonic shift. These words would later lay the foundation for the launch of the WeTeachMe Pop-Up School.

“Apprentices have asked me, what is the most exalted peak of cuisine? Is it the freshest ingredients, the most complex flavors? Is it the rustic, or the rare? It is none of these. The peak is neither eating nor cooking, but the giving and sharing of food. Great food should never be taken alone. What pleasure can a man take in fine cuisine unless he invites cherished friends, counts the days until the banquet, and composes an anticipatory poem for his letter of invitation?”

Angie Chong invites people into her own home to share food, so that she can pass on her heritage and knowledge. It is not only the act of sharing that is magical, but also the pleasure one can take when the bequeathed knowledge is used to leave a positive and lasting impact on cherished friends, family, and maybe - if it happens enough - our communities, and one day, the world.

And so the classes, workshops and courses, where we invite the best and most influential people in the world to present at, act as a conduit to pass on knowledge and heritage to a willing and mindfully curious audience. It’s an invitation that brings together people who believe in the the idea of sparking an eagerness to learn, so that together, we can propel a tidal wave of transformation that impacts not only on our own lives, but the lives of those who surround us, and then our communities.

Hence, each booking page is more than just a place where you can register your interest. It is an anticipatory poem in the guise of an invitation. When you claim your ticket, it’s an anticipation that the learning experience is set, the classroom is ready, and that the experience will be great. And best of all, that you’re going to be sitting next to people who are just as eager about learning and curious about life as you are.

It is a surprising thing. A surprising feeling. And it appeals to the human need to learn, to share, and to experience.

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