Devs Love Bacon: Everything you need to know about Machine Learning in 30 minutes or less

I spoke at devs love bacon back in April on Everything You Need to know about Machine Learning in 30 Minutes or Less. The talk is geared toward engineers with no prior knowledge of machine learning, and it’s designed to lay out the basic vocabulary and way that we think about the world to provide an amusing foundation so that attendees will have a head start in investigating which techniques they might want to learn more about or implement. This talk is not an in-depth tutorial.

Hilary Mason – Machine Learning for Hackers from BACON: things developers love on Vimeo.


31 Comments on “Devs Love Bacon: Everything you need to know about Machine Learning in 30 minutes or less”

  1. Momoko Price says:

    “(Until the embed permissions are sorted you can view the talk here.)”

    Link not found? 

    Eager to see it! Sounds great :)

  2. Stephyn Butcher says:

    I think this is the link: http://vimeo.com/43547079

  3. Nice session, i think machine learning is cool.

  4. Ted Hayes says:

    Thank you so much for the sentiment that “math is hard” is bullshit.  I couldn’t agree more, and I frequently encounter this attitude among people who don’t realize they’re already doing it.

  5. Anonymous says:

    your asking the wrong questions!

  6. chrisco says:

    Ugh, another presenter trying to use that same style from that same book about how to give “great” presentations.

  7. The Google Translate API is still there, they charge for it now.

  8. BinaryLogik says:

    This is a pretty sad presentation which lacks any information capable of generating a strong interest in any particular direction. At least she was nice to look at.

  9. Luke says:

    For great series on machine learning, check out mathematicalmonk’s playlist on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD0F06AA0D2E8FFBA&feature=plcp

  10.  @27:00 – you are absolutely right; we needn’t opt for machine learning all the time. There might be better hacks if we look closely

  11. Ariel says:

    Thank you for yet another clear explanation of the relevance of machine learning.

  12. That was a great talk. Entertaining & educational. Thanks for sharing (-:

    (Unrelatedly, wow, do you get shitty discouraging blog comments. Please never listen to these jerks.)

  13. Max says:

    Wonderful speak! Few semesters of machine learning explained in 30 minutes! Thank you!

  14. zubinmehta says:

    I could not find the link to the collaborative filtering video you suggested. Can you share the link? Thank you.

  15. Paul Bohm says:

    I really like this kind of talk. Anyone can learn facts, but what I like to learn from talks is why something is exciting.

    You’ve done a marvelous job sharing your excitement for data science! Thank you!

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  17. Alex says:

    This was a great video!!

  18. Michael McDermott says:

    That was an excellent introduction.  Thanks for sharing.

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    The image with the taiwanese corn dogs was really inappropriate.

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