If you follow the BigML blog, you may be familiar with our popular Machine Learning Schools held globally throughout the year. These crash courses are key to contribute to the democratization of Machine Learning and to produce a much larger group of ML-literate professionals such as developers, analysts, managers, and subject-matter experts, to help them remain competitive in the marketplace.
We are proud to announce the next course, the second edition of our Machine Learning Summer School in Brazil that will take place on November 29, 2017, in Curitiba, Paraná. The BigML Chief Infrastructure Officer, Poul Petersen, will be giving a one-day course ideal for industry practitioners, advanced undergraduates, as well as graduate students seeking a quick, practical, and hands-on introduction to Machine Learning. The Summer School, co-organized by Sebrae, BigML, and Telefónica Open Future_, will serve as a good introduction to the kind of work that students can expect if they enroll in Machine Learning masters.
Sebrae Building: Caeté Street, 150 – Prado Velho, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.
November 29, 2017, from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM BRST.
Find more details about the program and register here to attend the event before it’s fully booked, as space is limited.
BigML’s ML Schools Evolution
Since we ran the first edition of our Machine Learning Schools in Valencia, Spain, the interest of many ML practitioners has increased over the years. The best proof of that is in the applicant and attendee stats since the first edition.
In September 2015, at the very first Valencian Summer School in Machine Learning we welcomed 95 attendees coming from 7 different countries, and out of those, 92 were from Europe. 42 of them came from the academia representing 13 universities and the remaining 53 attendees came from 40 organizations.
One year later, in September 2016, we celebrated the second edition and went from 95 attendees we had in the first edition to 142 attendees from 19 different countries. We realized that the world was ready to learn and apply Machine Learning techniques more than ever. Out of the 142 attendees, 125 of them were from Europe, and out of those, 109 from Spain. We also had more business profiles join the event compared to the first edition. 39 attendees represented 21 universities versus the 82 remaining representing 53 organizations.
The positive response from the audience encouraged us to do more; that’s when we decided to organize the first Brazilian Summer School in Machine Learning. That event took place in São Paulo, in December 2016. We were surrounded by 202 Brazilian attendees coming from 6 different states such as Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Paraná, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande do Sul. And again, many more attendees, 186, coming from private companies versus the 16 attendees from academic institutions.
This year, in September 2017, the BigML Team ran the third edition of our Valencian Summer School in Machine Learning, that brought together 204 attendees from 14 countries and 183 of them from Europe, mostly from Spain. Among the crowd, there were 45 attendees from 28 universities, and 159 from 92 organizations.
Now, with your help, it’s time to beat the records with the second edition of our Machine Learning School in Brazil, this year in Curitiba!