Practical Machine Learning - Handwritten Number Recognition on Android - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 25-May-2017

Author: Super Steve/Monday, April 24, 2017/Categories: Uncategorized

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Join us for an evening with Kyle Smaagard at the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis next to Lake Calhoun. Kyle will be presenting on the process of creating an Android app that can recognize handwriting using machine learning. The talk is accessible to all skill levels and Kyle does an excellent job at explaining how machine learning works and providing a simple - and opensource - example showing how to do it.

  • A quick primer on multi-class classification machine learning
  • How multi-class classification applies to handwriting recognition
  • A quick dive into a working Android app that implements a a handwritten number recognizer

Although math is involved, don't let it scare you, we'll keep it fairly high level. The goal is to demonstrate how surprisingly easy it is to implement machine learning concepts!

A light dinner and beverages will be provided free of charge.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP under the "Registration" link below to help us plan for food and attendance.

Bio of Speaker Kyle Smaagard

Kyle Smaagard is a former Air Force Officer and self-taught programmer. His knowledge is all over the place including:

  • Satellite construction
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Android Development
  • Machine Learning

He began learning Android Development in the Spring of 2011 in a bare concrete room and hasn't stopped yet. His apps on the Play store have been downloaded more than 350,000 times and he professionally develops Android applications on a freelance basis forĀ Gigster. For his big boy job he works at an awesome company calledĀ SPS Commerce.


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