Garrett Smith

AI Hacker

Tutorial: Deep Learning with TensorFlow and Guild AI

Tutorial objectives:

The field of Artificial Intelligence has made amazing strides over the last few years. The driving force behind its success is Deep Learning, an approach to machines intelligence that uses complex multi-layer neural networks.

In this workshop we'll explore deep learning using TensorFlow, Google's recently released library for numerical computations. We'll also use Guild AI, an open source tool that supports collaboration on deep learning experiments.


Garrett was a software engineer at CloudBees and is responsible for building scalable, er, that is, awesome software! At CloudBees Garrett led the development of the RUN platform-as-a-service that provided reliable, performant application hosting to tens of thousands of customers, which in turn served tens of millions of end-users!

Garrett's weapon of choice for the development of awesome software is Erlang - a highly concurrent functional programming language that use used by companies like Facebook, WhatsApp and Machine Zone to build the world's largest messaging systems. Garrett is an international speaker and instructor. He organizes the Chicago Erlang User Group which sponsors Chicago Erlang - an annual Erlang conference in the heart of the US. He is the author of several Erlang projects including e2, Psycho, and LambdaPad. He is the creator of the satirical videos MongoDB Is Web Scale, Node.js Is Bad Ass Rock Star Tech, and Erlang The Movie II, The Sequel.

Garrett maintains his blog here.

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