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Machine Learning Hackathon in Gdańsk

ML Gdańsk together with HACKER:SPACE Trójmiasto has organized Machine Learning Hackathon in Gdańsk. This event has been sponsored by PredictX. It was very energetic and collaborative meeting:
  • 2 coaches,
  • 20 attendees,
  • 2 different problems (classification & regression),
  • 6 hours of collaboration and networking.
All attendees has decided on classification problem:
Hackathon summary on Piotr W. blog (in Polish):
Information on the event’s sponsor:
  • PredictX delivers big data, machine learning, and decision automation services to data-reliant industries, in particular financial services, procurement, retail, travel and healthcare. Using embedded intelligence and data visualisation technology, PredictX continuously drive cost savings, operational efficiencies and revenue growth. PredictX supports clients in capturing, cleaning and compiling their data from multiple sources from within and outside the business. More: https://www.predictx.com/

40½ Meeting – The Deep Learning Revolution: From Technology to Impact

10 May (Thursday) – special meeting, due to the special guest – Chris Rowen – who visited Gdańsk and presented passionate talk about the machine learning revolution, accelerating startups, and especially about his new startup – BabbleLabs.

Chris is a well-known Silicon Valley entrepreneur and technologist, now serving as co-founder and CEO of BabbleLabs. He has led Cognite Ventures, a specialized analysis, investment and advisory company for deep learning start-ups. He has served as CTO for Cadence’s IP Group, where he and his team develop new processor and memory for advanced applications in mobile, automotive, infrastructure, deep learning and IoT systems. Chris joined Cadence after its acquisition of Tensilica, the company he founded to develop extensible processors. He led Tensilica as CEO and later, CTO, to become one of the most prolific embedded processor architectures.

Before founding Tensilica in 1997, he was VP and GM of the Design Reuse Group at Synopsys. Chris also was a pioneer in developing RISC architecture and helped found MIPS Computer Systems, where he was VP of Microprocessor Development. He holds an MSEE and PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford and a BA in physics from Harvard. He holds more than 40 US and international patents. He was named an IEEE Fellow in 2015 for his work in development of microprocessor technology.