🌟 About

We specialise in teaching cutting edge technology in an intuitive and hands-on way. Our workshops are organised in a group setting and learning takes place by a mix of theory and practice.

Our present focus is on machine learning and AI.

🏝 Workshops and Courses

» Deep Learning Workshop (read more)

Venture into AI and deep learning with this two-day workshop. You will be taken from the mathematical and theoretical foundations, to building models and neural networks in TensorFlow.

You will apply as you learn, working on exercises throughout in a supportive and collaborative environment.

The second day is group projects centered around implementing deep learning models in TensorFlow.

Concepts covered
  • Programming vs. Machine Learning vs. Deep Learning
  • Notation of Neural Networks
  • Autoencoders, Visual Search
  • Representation Learning, Embeddings
  • Convolutions, Pooling
  • Neurons, Weights, Activation Functions
  • Layers, Loss Functions, Optimisation
  • Optimisation, Gradient Descent, Regularisation
  • TensorFlow, Building and Training Models
  • Data Loading, TensorBoard, Model Evaluation
Essential details
Duration 2 days
9am-5pm sharp, every day.
Costs $1,750* (Standard)
Location Melbourne CBD
  • Day 1 - Mon, 20th of May
  • Day 2 - Tues, 21st of May

Requirements A laptop.
Prerequisites Take our Python Quiz on Google Forms
If you answer at least 80% of the questions in this quiz correctly, you'll receive a 10% discount code!

*Note: People that identify as women, queer, or gender fluid, receive a 15% discount (use the code "FEMINISM"), and people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent can attend for free (use the code "ATSI"). These discounts are provided as part of our commitment to diversity, empowerment and rebalancing.

More details

» AI For Leaders Launching March 2019

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🌈 Our Values

"AI has the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, it is created by everybody.” ~ Jane Jacobs (She said "cities" instead of "AI", but it's well-expressed!)

Empathy & Ethics

The software we write and algorithms we deploy will affect people. We aim to be aware of potential impacts and create a culture of empathetic ethical engineering.

Community & Diversity

We want to create a positive impact in our local community. We believe that change is best driven locally, upwards.


Skills allow for empowerment and can yield independence. By building technical skills, we hope to enable others to make the kind of change they want to see; change that benefits them and their community.


Learning should be fun! We want people to come away from this workshop feeling excited, happy and motivated to implement technology systems.


Each group of people comes to the Braneshop with different skills, interests and abilities. We aim to be adaptable to the groups we get, to engage with each individual on a personal level, and present the material in a way that is meaningful, relatable and intuitive.