🏝Technical Deep Learning Workshop

Attendees at a recent workshop!

A hands-on personalised deep learning workshop for those looking to use AI in their projects.


Run over about 6 weeks, through this self-paced workshop, you will get to grips with deep learning through Python, TensorFlow and Google Colaboratory. This is a hands-on technical workshop, with a substantial programming component.

Due to COVID-19, and the current laws and guidelines around social distancing, this workshop will be run online.

Content release week-by-week.

Content will be released to you week-by-week.

Set at your own pace.

Read the content and exercises at your own pace.

1-on-1 chats to support learning

One-on-one video-chat sessions with an instructor each week.

Complete exercises and homework to build knowledge.

Complete exercises and homework to consolidate your knowledge.

Our intention is to maintain our high standard of personal attention through these one-on-one sessions.

What can you expect to receive and achieve?
As part of the process we will ...
Who's it for?

We welcome people from a variety of backgrounds. To ensure success in the workshop, a minimum level of Python programming is required, but this is self-assessed, using this quiz.

Overview of content
Attendees working together!
Essential details
Duration Approximately 6 weeks, but self-paced.
Costs AUD$850* per person.
Prerequisites Take our Python Quiz on Google Forms
As a guide, you should answer at least 70% of the questions in this quiz correctly. Note that it is a self-assessment, and you can attempt it as many times as you like. If you're comfortable with your knowledge after taking the quiz and reviewing the answers, we welcome you to the workshop.


As this is an online workshop and run individually, in order to get started we ask everyone to set up a free initial chat with one of our instructors. The aim of this call is to understand your background, learning goals, and work out where is a good place to start, and what a good rhythm for working together.


"The team at Braneshop create a learning environment that is such a pleasant contrast to anything I've experienced at university. Ruth and Noon, with the help of Esmeralda, create a safe and inclusive space to learn, free of pressure or judgement. Without scrimping on technical details, they manage to keep a lighthearted and humorous atmosphere — the jokes are terrible but I love them! I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is keen on exploring deep learning surrounded by an interesting and diverse group of people."

— Samantha Floreani - Code Like A Girl

"I couldn't recommend this workshop more to anyone wanting to get started with deep learning. It's fun, interactive and informative. Deep learning is a relatively difficult subject but Noon and Ruth make it easier to understand with lots of examples. I really appreciate their patience in explaining and helping people who have less technical background."

— Michelle Low - Zoho


"[...] It has been a great learning experience so far with Ruth and Noon who are fantastic in breaking down complex deep learning concepts into readily understandable form. They have provided specific direction on searching for relevant information regarding ML/DL. Besides, the workshop is very engaging and participative with lots of interactions between fellow participants. In addition to learning, it has been a fantastic opportunity to network with diverse community of participants. We have together designed a neural network for image classification and coded it in TensorFlow python which I am very happy about. [...] I am much more confident and comfortable with Machine Learning/Deep Learning contents now than I was before. I am looking forward to build machine learning models that [are] applicable for genomic analysis. "

— Himal Shrestha - PhD Student


There is a crisis of diversity within the field of AI. We know that members of marginalised groups face barriers to entry and success within AI, and related fields. To improve the representation of marginalised and under-represented groups in our workshop, and community, we are supporting unlimited scholarship tickets, which are discounted 50%.

To apply for a diversity ticket please complete the scholarship application below.

☕ About Your Instructors

Noon van der Silk is the founder of Braneshop and lead trainer.

Noon has 19+ years experience in various forms of software engineering, application development, and the design and implementation of machine learning + AI systems. Within AI he has a special interest in the field of computer vision and interactive art.

Noon has a research background, obtaining a Masters in Pure Mathematics, with a focus on quantum computing.

Noon is particularly passionate about empowering people through skill development.