[ml] has ml held any recent meetings at noisebridge?

miloh froggytoad at gmail.com
Wed Apr 3 22:03:25 UTC 2013

On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 2:45 PM, Mike Schachter
<mschachter at eigenminds.com> wrote:
> Hey Miloh! Sadly, there are not any NB affiliated projects or classes being
> worked on or in the queue that I know of.

That's okay.  Noisebridge will have [ml] again someday.  This is part
of the 'life happens' or 'U23' design pattern as described in the
hackerpsace design patterns document by skytee, pylon, and jens.

pdf warning http://hackerspaces.org/images/8/8e/Hacker-Space-Design-Patterns.pdf

a wiki list is at for those that despise the pdf.

> So... what happened? Over the past few years people have been giving
> classes, including myself, but that tapered off. Part of the reason is that
> this year I stopped giving classes and encouraging others to do so. That's
> because I'm in my busiest year of grad school and am so completely inundated
> with work that I can't allocate time. It's kind of a bummer, but I hope that
> it's not a long term thing.

Well this happens, and other new people *are* interested in holding a
ml class, so perhaps we could start by organizing a reunion.

> The last time I checked, there were like 60-70 people on this mailing list.
> So, what the fuck everybody!? Consider giving an ML class some time, on your
> work, or some project that interests you. It will help you meet smart
> people, give you added insight into your own work, and provide a significant
> benefit to others. If you want to hold a class, announce it and add it to
> the ML wiki page:
> https://www.noisebridge.net/index.php?title=Machine_Learning

Mike has the right idea! Anyone else listening?  We will need to ask
on --discuss, then when everything is planned go ahead and send a
schedule to --anounce.

> I guess in the absence of somebody(ies) stepping up and doing something, you
> might as well take the ML meetup off the calendar.

We could hold a one-time event, gauge response, then let people at it
if they want to plan weekly or monthly ongoing events.


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