Fueling innovative software
July 15-18, 2019
Portland, OR

Live-coding a machine learning model from scratch

Sara Robinson (Google)
11:00am11:40am Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Secondary topics:  AI Enhanced

Who is this presentation for?

  • Developers with minimal machine learning (ML) experience and ML engineers




Do you want to build a machine learning model, but you aren’t sure where to start? Starting with an empty notebook, Sara Robinson live-codes a simple neural network in TensorFlow. She then demonstrates how to train and serve the model on Google Cloud Platform and uses the deployed model to generate predictions from a web app.

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic knowledge of Python and machine learning concepts, such as training and serving (but not necessarily how to build a model on your own)

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to build a simple neural network
  • Understand the end-to-end ML workflow and how to use your trained model for generating predictions
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Sara Robinson


Sara Robinson is a developer advocate on Google’s Cloud Platform team, focusing on machine learning. She helps developers build awesome apps through demos, online content, and events. Previously, she was a developer advocate on the Firebase team at Google. Sara holds a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University. When she’s not programming, she can be found on a spin bike, listening to the Hamilton soundtrack, or eating froyo.

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