I just wanted to briefly share my excitement for fastai and S4TF. It goes without saying that I’m already a huge fan of fastai–the teaching philosophy really resonates with me. I was already extremely excited to be attending the 2019 Deep Learning Pt. II course, but hearing the news at TF dev summit had me cheering! I was at WWDC when the open sourcing of Swift was announced (equal excitement). I truly think Swift is an amazing language. And that is coming from an objective place. I regularly have to go back and forth between Swift, Obj-C, C and C++ for work, and I have to say, I feel so much more productive with Swift. I’ve had colleagues independently say the same thing. I’m super optimistic to say the least!
Anyways, I thought I’d share the medium post I just made about getting going with swift-jupyter on Docker (feedback is more than welcome of course). It was the cleanest way I found to try stuff out on my compute rig. I’m also working on some other guides on getting going via other methods including Xcode. I’m also looking at other ways of contributing back but need to reel myself back into PyTorch and fastai stuff a bit. I still have a lot of cool stuff to learn w.r.t. deep learning.