[northwestengland.pm] Re: Study Group for Stanford Uni AI/ML free course from October 2011 @ DoES Liverpool

Hakim Cassimally hakim.cassimally at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 09:21:02 GMT 2011


Registration is now open for AI-class at


If you're interested in signing up for the Liverpool study group, then:

  - please register for the class now, on either the Basic or the Advanced track
  - make sure you are signed up to the does-liverpool list at


I've registered for the full ("advanced") class in AI.  It's fine if
you would prefer to register for the basic track, or the ML class
instead (though registration for  this ML one doesn't yet seem to be

After this message, I'm not going to spam any other list than does-liverpool
(except possibly to reply to any questions ;-)

Provisional meeting times are:

   2nd Tuesday of Month, Sep - Oct, 7-9pm
      Tues Sep 13th  (before course starts)
      Tues Oct 11th  (day after course starts)
      Tues Nov 8th    (1.5 weeks before mid-term exams)
      Tues Dec 13th  (a few days before the final exams for the advanced track)

I will advise of any changes to times on the does-liverpool mailing list.
If we want to meet up more often, we'll organize more (fortnightly?
weekly?) sessions later!

You are welcome to arrive early (or even during day, to hot-desk) and
we will probably move on to a pub afterwards for, um, further

(If you'd rather attend a study group in Manchester, or
Leeds/Sheffield, then there was some discussion on the Geekup mailing



On 18 August 2011 14:55, Hakim Cassimally <hakim.cassimally at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi perlmongers!
> Just wanted to let you know about the study group for the online AI
> course coming up this autumn.
> Hakim
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Hakim Cassimally <hakim.cassimally at gmail.com>
> Date: 18 August 2011 14:44
> Subject: Study Group for Stanford Uni AI/ML free course from October
> 2011 @ DoES Liverpool
> To: geekup <geekup at googlegroups.com>, does-liverpool at googlegroups.com
> Hi,
> You might have seen that Stanford Uni will be offering 2 exciting
> courses Free and Online in Autumn 2011, in "A bold experiment in
> distributed education".
>   "Introduction to Artificial Intelligence" http://ai-class.com/
>   "Machine Learning" http://ml-class.org/
> If you're interested, you should register for interest now, there will
> be a full signup process later.  The course content will be
> delivered by video, and there will be exercises and opportunities for
> discussion.  There's no certificate as such (though you get a
> "statement of accomplishment" if you complete it.)
> Remote learning is all very well, but we'd also like to have a local
> study group.  We'll set up a monthly meeting at DoES Liverpool, and
> everyone who's following along on either course in Northwest UK is
> welcome!
>    DoES Liverpool
>    4th Floor, Gostin Building
>    32-36 Hanover Street
>    L1 4LN
>    MAP + photo: http://bit.ly/Gostins
>    INFO: http://doesliverpool.com
> DoES is conveniently located for railway stations Lime Street (10 mins
> walk) and Central rail (5 mins).  Last trains back to
> Chester/Manchester/Leeds are after 11pm.
> Co-working is available at DoES if you'd like to work in Liverpool
> centre for the day/afternoon before the meeting (and first time is
> free if you bring cake!)
> We will meet between 7-9pm, once a month, perhaps on a Tuesday, from
> September.  (Details to be confirmed when we have the course
> schedule.)
> (The course begins in October.  The September meeting will be to go
> through any prerequisites we're rusty on, for example Probability and
> Linear Algebra).
> There will be wifi, a projector, coffee (and stronger drinks available
> by donation for after-study), and I will try to get hold of the
> (optional) course books.  I expect we will do some/all/none of:
>   * watch course videos
>   * discuss things we're finding hard
>   * work together on exercises
>   * use the time as an opportunity to read/study by self
>   * present something to group
>   * commiserate about how hard it is and how dumb we are
> If you're interested in coming, then please:
>   1) register interest with one or both of AI or ML courses, as linked above
>   2) let me know you'd like to come; which class(es) you signed up to;
> and what evenings are best for you!
> Cheers,
> Hakim
> PS: Some other Useful links:
> A video course on Linear Algebra
>    http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-06-linear-algebra-spring-2010/video-lectures/
> Online study groups
>    http://www.reddit.com/r/aiclass
>    http://www.reddit.com/r/mlclass

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