Official Part 1 (2020) updates and resources thread

The course is now available at:

Follow this thread for official updates from fast.ai.

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Due to covid-19 there won’t be a study group at USF this year. Please see this post for a request for help designing an online replacement:

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@part1_v4 - Live stream is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH92Zqr7Qlc

Lesson 1 thread is here:

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I have started a table of all lesson resource in the top post of this thread, and have posted the lesson videos there. Here they are:

If you create notes for the lesson, please edit the lesson 1 wiki post to add a link to your notes - many students have really appreciated the wonderful notes taken by students in previous classes, so contributions are extremely welcome!

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For those interested in joining the project group, please watch this thread:

https://forums.fast.ai/t/official-project-group-thread/65817

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We had a successful experiment of the “official project group” today - here’s what some of the folks said afterwards:

We’ll have something running (hopefully) every day, so feel free to come join us any time! Reminder - here’s the thread: https://forums.fast.ai/t/official-project-group-thread/65817

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For those still looking to get a server set up, note that our recommendation is to use Paperspace Gradient. You can use it for free (6 hour sessions at a time), or for $8/month you can get plenty of extra storage. If you want more powerful GPUs, you can pay extra for those - although the free ones are really plenty good enough. One important point about this is that Paperspace has official reps from the company helping students: @dkobran @tomg (and @dkobran is actually a co-founder of the company, and @tomg has been with them from the start too!) Here’s the thread you should use for setup and help:

One important point about Paperspace is that it is "real’ Jupyter, unlike the other main free option, Colab, which is a forked version of Jupyter that doesn’t support everything in this course (e.g. the File Upload button). This will become particularly an issue in the next lesson, when we put an app in production.

The main downside of Paperspace is that sometimes they run out of free servers. In that case, you can either use Colab, or use a paid server.

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Thanks to @radek, here’s the suggested homework from this week’s lesson. Don’t wait until Monday to get started on it! :wink:

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I’ve just posted the lesson 2 edited video:

Reminder that this link should be kept private - thanks!

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Here’s the publicly available covid-19 masks video:

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Jeremy just added the lesson 3 edited video:

Remember this link should be kept private, thanks!

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I just added the “lesson 5” (actually week 4, but it’ll end up as lesson 5 in the MOOC) video.

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Just posted the “lesson 4” (i.e. week 5) video:

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@part1_v4 @part1_v4_usf Just a reminder: as discussed in previous lesson, there is a class today, to help make up for all the time taken up with the COVID-19 stuff. It’ll be recorded and posted in this thread as usual, so don’t worry if you miss it live!

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Lesson 6 video now posted to top post, and here:

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Lesson 7 video posted

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The lesson 8 video is now available

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The course and fastai2 library will be released on Friday, Aug 21st. Please do endeavor to drop by the forums and help the new students out by answering their questions! :slight_smile:

Also, the book is now in stock at Amazon. You can order it here: https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Learning-Coders-fastai-PyTorch/dp/1492045527

@part1_v4 @part1_v4_usf

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