🏝 Deep Learning Workshop

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, 25th of March
  • Day 2 - Tues, 26th of March
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.

Breakdown of the days

Day 1 - Fundamentals: Deep Learning, Learning Theory, Convolutions, Embeddings.

The first day provides a solid base of knowledge, by covering key concepts through group learning and exercises.

Attendees will implement a reference model in TensorFlow, and learn the necessary components of all deep learning training pipelines.

Day 2 - Group Projects.

The last day provides hands-on experience in deep learning model development, in TensorFlow.

Participants will consolidate their knowledge by working in small groups on independent projects. Project options vary across image processing, embeddings, and generative models.

Previous Workshop Photos

"I highly recommend this workshop to anyone who is looking for a solid introduction to Deep Learning including its applications and where it fits in the AI landscape. The mix of hands-on and presented material was very well balanced and blended. The workshop atmosphere was both convivial and conducive to learning."

Robin - Data Analyst

"As the top "deep learningers" in the town, the organisers have profound knowledge and experience. They are also active in sharing their knowledge and getting more people interested. Their lecture notes are fascinating and can engage audiences of all levels. If you ever got "buzzed" by 'deep learning', here's where you should go."

Fei - Data Scientist

"I found this a fun introduction to deep learning fundamentals, the TensorFlow toolkit, and how it can be applied to real-world situations. Sometimes you just need a bit of bootstrap to get your mind going with an emerging technology, and this course does just that."

Maree - Software Developer

"[this] deep learning workshop is a very thought out and fairly balanced exercise of theory and practical training useful for anyone trying to decipher the landscape of deep learning."

Rohit - Software Developer


Georgie - Researcher

"I appreciated there were many exercises to work hard on, and ask any question without judgment. Noon and Josh went to great lengths to explain things in different ways to ensure everyone was on the same page. I was glad to see ethics being added and hearing the team acknowledge the unknowns in the field."

Mia - Full-Stack Developer