Time: Friday 1-2 p.m.
Speaker: Pete Hodgson
Time: Friday 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Speaker: Jonathan Martin
Session Details: Teach JS About Aesthetics with Machine Learning
Learn how to teach JS about aesthetics with machine learning by exploring the fundamental concepts and algorithms behind it. Move over Number 5: Artificial Intelligence is a relic of 1986. It’s 2014: the era of Machine Learning + Big Data.
Machine learning helps power everything from Google Now to the lowly OS X Preview app — but you don’t have to be a Prolog or eCommerce geek to harness its power! In this session, software developer and instructor Jonathan Martin of Big Nerd Ranch, will give you a whirlwind tour of the fundamental concepts and algorithms in machine learning, then explore a front-end application: selecting the “best” photos to feature on our photo sharing site.
Don’t expect mathematically laborious derivations of SVM kernels or the infinite VC dimension of Neural Nets, but we will gain enough intuition to make informed compromises (thanks to the No Free Lunch theorem, everything is a compromise) in our pursuit of aesthetically-intelligent machines.
Time: Saturday 10 – 11 a.m.
Speaker: Micah Wedemeyer
Time: Saturday 2-3 p.m.
Speaker: Sanjay Bhatia, CEO, Izenda
Session Details: Transforming Enterprises: Our Visual Journey From Traditional .NET to D3, Angular and Bootstrap
Modern platforms awe and amaze, but how do you transition enterprise codebases and cultures toward a modern and open stack capable of delivering data visually? Rebuilding the engine while it’s running is hard but very doable. In this talk we’ll go over the challenging but meaningful journey and where it lead us. We’ll cover best practices and lessons learned that we learned and talk about the power of visualization to transform human perception.
If you’d like to attend, use our promo code for a $50 discount: IZENDACJS (expires Sept 26)