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IBM Developer Event: Training and Deploying Machine Learning Models with Containers

November 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm EST

IBM Developer Event: Training and Deploying Machine Learning Models with Containers

NYC Blockchain Center and Founding Member IBM Developer Team cohost this series of developer events.


Please bring proof of RSVP and ID in order to attend.

Please bring a laptop to follow along.

RSVP through this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ibm-developer-event-train-deploy-machine-learning-models-w-containers-tickets-79573200585



Between ensuring that the right version Python/Pip are installed on your system, and that it doesn’t conflict with other Python/Pip versions on your system AND that when you deploy your model to the cloud that the versions of the dependencies you’ve used in your projects are still compatible with the version on your cloud-based system, it’s a wonder that we ever get any time to focus on building and training our neural networks.

Fortunately, there’s a way to ensure that all of this is a never a problem again – Containers! (specifically, Minishift)

With containers, we can create a clean, virtual environment to setup and train our neural networks in, and then deploy them at scale with the exact same same environment. No more dependency hell!


In this workshop, you will learn:

• How to build a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) that can detect handwritten digits (with Keras and the MNIST dataset)

• How to train and deploy a CNN with the Flask web framework and Keras

• How to install and run Minishift (a locally run OpenShift cluster of one image) on your machine

• How to create a project in OpenShift

• How to create an app in OpenShift and pull the source code for application from GitHub



6:30pm – doors open, food & networking

6:45pm – introductions round robin

7-8pm – presentation

8-8:30pm – Q&A, networking

8:45pm – venue closes


Get a head start with IBM Cloud, sign up via: ibm.biz/gsteinfeld1118


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About the Presenter

Grant Steinfeld (@gsteinfeld) is the IBM Developer Advocate for Blockchain, Java, and NodeJS. Grant is an accomplished and innovative senior software architect and engineer with a reputation for delivering client-focused solutions. He is a problem solver and team mentor with the ability to work with and manage development teams. He is able to interface with senior management and product teams in order to translate business requirements and challenges into project plans and solutions.


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