Study group in Ukraine

No, i just dont understand for what should we do this. If you have a problem or a question it is much better to write ot in the chat or open the thread, because all the information will be available for each other.

Sunday 9 p.m. works for me.

What benefits I can see:

  • Repeat makes perfect - iterative repeating is proved to have really big impact on quality of learning
  • Usually, there are at least a couple of things which people miss during lesson and this type of discussion helps to fix this
  • Eye to eye communication
  • Discussion about some in-depth things - related papers, implementation details, etc
  • Networking

If these reasons aren’t good enough for you and you don’t see any other benefits - maybe study group format just isn’t for you.

P.S. One of the example what study group meetups are you can see in TWiML study group videos

Ye that sounds great! If you want to host meetup where you will be disassembling the material one more time, then it can work

Hey! How is your learning going on?

Let’s agree on time/format. Sunday(can probably move to 10 p.m. :timer_clock:) via somethink like zoom or hangouts(I’ll check what’ easier to use in free mode).
I’ll try to prepare some note about first lesson so we can have something to start with, but since first lesson had a lot of introductions and etc, I expect discussion to go off topic sometimes.
If you have any particular notes or question you’d like to discuss - feel free to post them here.

Also, please inform me if you’ll be joining us on Sunday, so I’ll know that this isn’t just one of my whims that nobody need :slight_smile:

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Hi guys!
Could you be so kind as to add me also to the chat. I would like to participate in Sunday discussion with respect to the first lesson.

I’m in

I’ll create new chat for everyone interested, so we won’t clutter it with discussion during live course.

Reminder! We’ll have an online meetup in 2 hours(at 9:00). I’ll create private chat for the meetup at 8:30 or so.
Currently we have 5 participants: @dfilippov @leac @dhira108 @vitalik @liberus
If I missed someone or you won’t be able to attand - just write it here or PM me!

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@liberus Please add me as well

Please add me as well

Unfortunately, we just finished, but I’ll add you next time!

Ok, just a quick links summary we shared during meeting:

  1. - new paper about using feed-forward network as an optimizer, maybe we’ll see it’s implementation inside till the course end? :slight_smile: @jeremy - FYI, may be interesting for you.
  2. About one cycle policy , also might be worth checking his other articles as well
  3. Some interesting stuff about how good machines are at image recognition
    spoiler: Karpathy got an error rate of 5.1% on small subset of imagenet, he outperformed trained model he compared with by 1.7%, which IMO is small enough, that we can say machines are already on human level at recognition tasks
  4. How to download images from google(notebook by Jeremy):
    same but from another author:

Hope to see you all same time next Sunday!

I hope you found our discussion productive and useful. Personally I liked it. Nice to meet all of you and thanks for informing me about some things I missed!)

Since this was first meetup, I expected it to be a little longer, but I think we might need to place soft limit on our time spent for future meetups, so we can plan and use our time more effectively. How does 1 hour long soft limit and maybe hard limit at something like 1 hour 30 minutes sounds? This way we can be sure that by 10:30 we are free to go and train our models :slight_smile:

Just a reminder: we’ll have next online meetup in a couple of hours at 9 p.m. We’ll start on time, so try not to be late :slight_smile:
@leac @vitalik @tetiana @dfilippov @dhira108 @SerhiyP @evrial @sermakarevich @Antossio

Hi everyone! Looks like there are only two people interested in weekly study group meetings: me and @tetiana . So, with this in mind I’m not sure there is a point in this.
If you think otherwise, just write here, I’m up for starting them again. As it’s now, I’ll try to post here some references to the work I’ve done and will do during this course and others are welcome to do so as well!

Hi Andrii, it was a pretty interesting lecture this week with a lot of useful stuff as for me. I would like to discuss, but I don’t have time again on this week. I would like also take a look at your work and projects, guys.(web apps usw). Maybe during next week I will post also some of my work. I wisch you a nice evening and maybe see you next week.

Currently i do not have working microphone so i can participate only as a listener

That’s nice to hear!
We can then schedule to have a call next week.
Does same time/day - Sunday 9 p.m. - works for everyone? I would like to stick to the weekends, but concrete time is somewhat flexible for me.

Hello, I have just started a discussion thread on fastai study groups to gather feedback from organizers and participants to identify best practices and avoid some gaps.

Information in this post. Thank you if you can take a few minutes to participate in the discussion :slight_smile: