General Training Session: Getting Started with TensorFlow

Abstract: A friendly introduction to Deep Learning, taught at the beginner level. We’ll work through introductory exercises across several domains - including computer vision, and structured data classification.

We’ll introduce TensorFlow - the world’s most popular open source machine learning library - preview the latest APIs (including Eager Execution), discuss best practices, and point you to recommended educational resources you can use to learn more.

Please bring a laptop with TensorFlow version 1.5 or higher installed. You can find installation instructions on If you get stuck, don’t worry - we’ll help you out at the event.

Bio: Josh Gordon works on the TensorFlow team at Google, and teaches Deep Learning at Pace University. He has over a decade of machine learning experience to share. You can find him on YouTube ( and Twitter (@random_forests).