Machine Learning 4-Week Course

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

Machine Learning 4-Week Course

About This Class

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 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.


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.

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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.


City of Melbourne

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Wade Institute

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