(Jeremy let me know if you’d rather I not plug this in the forums please and I’ll remove this! )
Hey everyone! Do you remember A Walk with fastai2? I’m excited to announce it’s coming back for a second edition
Currently in preorder (available here), I’m redoing the entire course with some new content, much more verbose notebooks, and if you preorder you’ll be able to join live as we go through each notebook
I’m eyeballing having the course start in mid-November so long as the material winds up being done by then, if not December. Here’s a list of the newer topics:
The basics of the fastai framework
Using custom models and optimizers
Practical Kaggle competition applications
Distributed data parallelism
nbdev and fastcore
I’ve been hard at work thinking about this new course ever since the first edition finished, and I truthfully believe this version of the course is on another level. Just compare the notes alone from v1 to v2
The entire course will be at this detail level (and built with nbdev!)
Thank you so much to this community that’s helped motivate me to bring this back again, and continue doing this. I hope you will join me on a second journey through taking fastai to the next level, and don’t hesistate to reach out if you have questions
I got one question about the course:
Last time there was one chapter on fastai with Audio, but it used the fastaudio library that is now deprecated. Will there be something on audio in the new version of the course again?
Really appreciate your work!
Last little update on this here, the course will officially start the week of the 16th! If you want to get in live, now is your last chance. Otherwise in the spirit of fast.ai and open source I will make all the stripped notebooks available for free, check them out here