So yesterday was the first day of Spark summit Europe 2017 in the beautiful city of Dublin in my (heart's & heritage) home country Ireland. Day 1 was the demo and workshop day with the rest of team Elastacloud learning about optimisation of Spark applications (I mean really useful but a little bit zzzzzz, compared to mine!) , I was the sole member for team data science attending: Deep Learning with Keras, Tensorflow & Apache Spark.
Thankfully the morning was at a gentle pace; at this point I was still waking up from the Team Elastacloud celebrations in a new country! (I mean Dublin come on) The history of Neural Nets and activation functions covered the a gentle into to Keras and Tensorflow. This continued through until lunch time.
Then it got GOOOD! (I mean Spark was involved so I was happy) The final exercise saw us use Big DL with Spark to create a Deep Neural Network model to classify images.
97% Accuracy is pretty good for only 20 line of code!
Might have to attend a few visualisation talks tomorrow to make this look more interesting though :')