Office Hours

A place for Brandon to chat with students and for students to chat with each other

Course 314 early access pricing ends

Hi everyone, I wanted to give you advance warning that the latest course on optimizing neural networks is maturing quickly. Wednesday of next week it will jump from early bird pricing of 6 USD to the full price of 9 USD. It’s not complete yet, but I anticipate an ahead of schedule...

READ MORE

Recommended Course Sequences

When confronted with the full collection of End-to-End Machine Learning courses, it's natural to wonder where to start. Here are a few course sequences to choose from, depending on your interests, but they are written to be able to stand alone so feel free to follow where your curiosity...

READ MORE

Course 314 Update

Course 314 on neural network hyperparameter optimization is coming along smoothly. The first two sections are complete, covering single- and multi-parameter optimization. The third section, covering Evolutionary Powell's method is nearly complete as well. It's an experimental method published...

READ MORE

Strength in Numbers

If you'd like to cover enrollment for a group of students — say, a workplace team or a study group — you can get a discount on tuition. The rate schedule is below. To take advantage of this, just send me an email ([email protected]) telling me which courses and how many students. I'll get back to...

READ MORE

Give the Gift of ML

Happy Holiday Season everyone, Looking for the perfect gift for a friend AND for yourself? Sign up for a one year membership in the End-to-End Machine Learning School and I'll send you a coupon code to get a friend in with you for free. Get full access to the entire course catalog through...

READ MORE

Contributing to Cottonwood

Several people have asked about contributing code to Cottonwood. I'm super happy about that! If you're interested, you can start here.

READ MORE

Why is it called Cottonwood?

A couple people have asked why I named the machine learning framework Cottonwood. Growing up camping along the Rio Grande I have lots of positive associations with the tree. Also the wood is soft and good for carving - for easily making experimental prototypes - before committing to a hardwood...

READ MORE

Groundbreaking for Course 314: Hyperparameter Optimization

Hi Everyone, I'm excited to announce that the landing page Course 314, Hyperparameter Optimization is up. There is an intro and a couple of lectures. As we've done with the last few courses, you can get access right away. It's an expression of trust to sign up before all the content is there,...

READ MORE

Cottonwood as a Playground

With the completion of the Advanced Neural Networks Methods course, the Cottonwood machine learning framework is becoming a useful playground for experimentation. We haven’t yet added convolutional layers or recurrent neural networks (that will happen in the upcoming series of courses) but...

READ MORE

Updated Course Plan for the 2019 - 2020 School Year

With the earlier-than-expected release of Course 313. Advanced Neural Network Methods , it's time to update my course creation plans again. We have a fascinating lineup. Course 314. Neural Network Optimization March 1, 2020 In this course we'll focus on tuning our neural network up...

READ MORE