Ryan Stout

Neural Networks For Fun and Profit

Bio:
Ryan Stout has been doing web development for over sixteen years and has been working with Rails for the last six. He runs a small web-consulting agency and has been involved in startups ranging from social gaming to online dating and domain search. He spent the last year developing a stealth startup that uses both natural language processing systems and modern machine learning techniques.

Abstract:
A brief introduction to neural networks and the problems they can be used to solve. This talk will also introduce concepts from deep learning and discuss libraries to get you up and running. No prior math knowledge required.