Starting a brand new week and still feeling the excitement of VSSML18’s success! 220 attendees arriving from 18 countries did not want to miss BigML’s annual event to learn the latest about Machine Learning. In this edition, we have hosted 178 attendees from 101 companies and 42 attendees representing 26 academic institutions.
The 4th edition of our Machine Learning school took place in one of Valencia’s most prestigious buildings: La NAU Cultural Center. Hundreds of Machine Learning practitioners, decision makers, and developers from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, the Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States were in attendance. All of them had something in common: they want to adopt Machine Learning in their organizations to remain competitive in the market.
The VSSML18 offered 13 master classes to introduce the basic Machine Learning concepts and techniques, 5 practical workshops for hands-on practice of the lessons learned, 5 case studies to understand how several companies are currently applying Machine Learning, and all this content divided into two parallel sessions for both attendee profiles business and developers.
In addition to the scheduled lectures, the attendees of this two-day event had the chance to discuss their Machine Learning projects and ideas with the BigML Team members at the Genius Bar, and increased their network by meeting international professionals. They also met some of BigML’s partners who presented use cases and shared some of their projects at booths, such as Barrabés.Biz evaluating ICOs, CleverData.io working on a predictive maintenance problem, Bankable Frontier Associates using Machine Learning for social good, and Talento Corporativo spreading the Machine Learning word in the north of Spain. But not everything was hard work, the VSSML18 attendees could also enjoy two energetic morning runs to start the days and enjoy some drinks and beverages at the end of both days.
To conclude the fourth edition of the Machine Learning school held in Valencia, the BigML Team can only thank all attendees who participated in this unforgettable event, as well as the co-organizers VIT Emprende, València Activa, and Ajuntament de València for helping us make it happen. Thank you all for the great feedback! And please check out the #VSSML18 photo albums on Facebook and Google+ to see the event’s highlights.
For those who could not make it to the VSSML18, we hope to see you at the MLSD18 in Doha, Qatar, on November 4 and 5, where we will be holding the inaugural edition of our Machine Learning School series in the Middle East region!