Tomorrow, Min (@knmnyn on Slack) will cover Machine Learning for Newbies for fun. As the basic foundation in the 4A workshop, he will cover what machine learning is about, and have you enrol into Kaggle, a machine learning global competition system, in which you’ll try your hand at submitting an entry into the Facebook check-in competition, using some really simple settings (often called “the baseline”). We’ll review some fundamentals in machine learning and give you some intuition on they work, with the hope of getting these things working in 4B.
Min won’t be going over the algorithms used in machine learning, but rather introducing you to the real-world context of applying those algorithms onto data sets. In the 4B workshop, we’ll apply some of the machine learning techniques on the FB dataset and learn how to do training, and testing, and will submit a better entry to the Kaggle Facebook competition.
Ready? MC4 documents (still not ready, Min is never quite ready for lessons until lessons start :-S ):