Remote NLP Study Group meets Saturdays at 8 AM PST, starting 12/14/2019

(Joseph Catanzarite) #1

:sunny: Come and learn NLP with our Remote Study Group! :sunny:

We plan to systematically progress through the course videos and notebooks of

A Code-First Introduction to Natural Language Processing 2019

a course created by @rachel Rachel Thomas, Director of the University of San Francisco Center for Applied Data Ethics and a founder of fastai

We’ll meet on Saturdays 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM PST, beginning on 12/14/2019. Start time in other time zones: 11:00 AM EST, 5:00 PM CET, 9:30 PM IST

Join the meetup on Zoom at the above date & time

We’ll use this Forum thread for discussions related to the course materials, and for meeting announcements.

For other announcements, and administrative matters (such as polls), we’ll use the #fast_ai_nlp channel on the TWiML x fast.ai Slack Group, courtesy of Sam Charrington. To get an invitation to join the Slack Group, sign up here.

For reference, here are the important URLs for this course

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Part 1, online study group
A Code-First Introduction to Natural Language Processing 2019
(Abhinav Verma) #2

Really looking forward to this Joseph.

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hi @jcatanza, should people watch and try to understand the first week before the meetup?

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(Joseph Catanzarite) #4

Not necessary, but I won’t discourage you!

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(chansung park) #5

Will it be recorded and published for later watch?

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(Joseph Catanzarite) #6

Hi @chansung18! Yes, that is the plan.

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(Víctor Peinado) #7

Hi all! Thanks for the initiative, sounds great. I’ll be joining from Madrid, Spain.

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(Temitope ) #8

Hello everyone, I am glad to be here. Hoping to learn great things. With love from Nigeria :nigeria:.

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(Joseph Catanzarite) #9

Welcome @vitojph and @Mamukuyomi! Glad to have you both along!

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(Rajib Mondal) #10

Hello, everyone. I am glad to be here… I am highly interested about NLP and wand to build my career in this field

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(Joseph Catanzarite) #11

Welcome, @Rajib you’ve come to the right place. Glad to have you here with us!

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(Sasikanth Kotti) #12

Great initiative, Thanks for this. I will be excited to dive into NLP…

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(Joseph Catanzarite) #13

Good to have you onboard, @ksasi!

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(Shruti Mittal) #15

I have never been able to really use the TPUs. Do we have to change anything in the code to make it run? Enabling it in google colab doesn’t work - I get a CPU like setup.

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(Joseph Catanzarite) #16

I don’t think PyTorch works with TPUs yet, although they are working on it…

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(Sivanagaraju Pachipulusu) #17

Very excited to join the group and learn

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(Joseph Catanzarite) #18

Welcome, @sivanagaraju, great to have you onboard!

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(Enrico) #19

I cannot join the meeting using the link provided. Message: The host is having another meeting. I might be doing something wrong. Grateful if someone could help. Thank you

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#20

looks like it starts next week :blush:

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(Enrico) #21

Thanks ozipete.
I do apologies for this. I mistakenly insert it the wrong date in my calendar.

Thanks.
Enrico

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