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Reinventing Data Warehousing From Scratch In The Cloud – Snowflake

Elastic Data Warehouse Service Snowflake won first prize this month at the Strata + Hadoop World Conference in San Jose after presenting at the Startup showcase for their cloud based Data warehouse product which aims to make Data analysis accessible to all areas of the business from technical teams to Business Analysts. Co-Founder and VP of Engineering, Marcin Zukowski says, “We ...

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Essentials For Microservices And The Chaos Monkey, Martin Fowler, ThoughtWorks at XCONF

Essentials For Microservices And The Chaos Monkey, Martin Fowler, ThoughtWorks at XCONF

Martin Fowler gave this talk on Microservices at XCONF in which he describes at a high level what Microservices is along with some of the essential things you need to have in place before going live such as being able to spin up machines quickly and having monitoring in place with a DevOps culture. Fowler explains the contrast and features ...

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Google Brain and Deep Learning for Language Understanding, Quoc Le, Google (INC. TRANSCRIPT)

Google Brain and Deep Learning for Language Understanding, Quoc Le, Google (INC. TRANSCRIPT)

  (TRANSCRIPT) ‘Deep Learning for Language Understanding’ Quoc Le, Research Scientist, Google Manually transcripting talks and lectures can really focus the mind and drive home the difficulties faced with natural language processing systems with understanding words spoken in different accents, punctuation, stresses and corrections which are best omitted in target text. Here is a transcript of Quoc Le’s talk at ...

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How Andrew Ng Is Developing Deep Learning at Baidu, SF Deep Learning Summit 2015

Andrew Ng Fireside Chat (TRANSCRIPT), the Deep Learning Summit 2015

One of the highlights of January’s Deep Learning Summit in San Francisco was Andrew Ng’s fireside chat with Derrick Harris (fireplace not included) in which Ng gave a fantastic insight into how the culture of learning and empowerment at Baidu, partly through Ng’s involvement with Coursera which has led to a culture in which Deep Learning has taken on a life ...

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Breaking Down Language Barriers, Valerie Mettler, Web Developer (Ruby on Rails and JavaScript)

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Steve Jobs once said, “Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.” These words became part of a life changing transition for Valerie Mettler, laying down a successful career in teaching and natural languages to fully immerse herself in picking up computer languages and become a Web Developer. Mettler’s approach was ...

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Docker for Amazon EC2 – Docker Meetup Seattle, Dan Gerdesmeier, AWS

Docker for Amazon EC2 – Docker Meetup Seattle, Dan Gerdesmeier, AWS

Dan Gerdesmeier is a Software Engineer at AWS for the EC2 container service and at Janaury’s Docker Meetup in Seattle gave a synopsis of some of the key concepts inside the service (go to 11:45) running Docker as the base run time meaning that everything run in EC2 is a Docker image. Gerdesmeier explains the key concepts which AWS have defined for ...

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Pre-release React Native talk at Facebook’s London Office – React.js User Group

Pre-release React Native talk at Facebook’s London Office – React.js User Group

Facebook hosted February’s London React.js User Group Meetup featuring talks from Guy Nesher from Conversocial entitled ‘An Introduction to Flux‘, Robbie McCorkell of Red Badger with ‘A Preview of React Native’ and a couple of lightening talks.. ‘React Powered Playlists’ for Parties by Rui Ramos and ‘Application Layout for React’ by Steve Heron. Bizarrely for him, Robbie McCorkell gives a talk on ...

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Drag and Drop To Train A Neural Network, Metamind

Drag and Drop To Train A Neural Network, Metamind

New technology can be slightly baffling to a lot of people depending on how it is presented, and ‘a lot of people’ might be the people that would jump to use this technology if it was easier to use. Applied to Deep Learning, Metamind‘s Artificial Intelligence Platform allows users to simply drag and drop items in order to train a neural ...

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Google’s Large Scale Deep Neural Networks Project, Greg Corrado

Google’s Large Scale Deep Neural Networks Project, Greg Corrado

After leaving IBM Research where he worked on the SyNAPSE neuromorphic silicon chip, Greg Corrado became one of the founding members and the Co-technical Lead of Google’s Large Scale Deep Neural Networks Project. He is now Senior Research Scientist at Google and in this talk gives some insight into the project. Corrado has also undertaken extensive research in artificial intelligence, computational ...

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The Startup Idea Validated in 2 Days Before Writing Any Code

The Startup Idea That Was Validated in 2 Days Before Writing a Single Line of Code

This is a really useful video and advice I can really relate to, especially thinking back to my first attempt at building a property website ‘with a difference’ back in 2003. I think I fell into the trap of being washed away by a conviction that my idea was going to be a roaring success without sufficiently testing or validating the idea. ...

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