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Learn to Code Seattle: Intro to Python for Machine Learning (3.23)

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


While understanding machine learning has never been easier, it helps to know how to get started on some of the latest tools and features that are available. In this hands-on workshop with Galvanize, you’ll learn the very basics of machine learning via the language of Python.

Our community of staff, students, and professional instructors will guide you through the elementary aspects of SciKit Learn, a popular machine learning library for the Python language. We will learn a bit more about matrices, develop a linear model on a real data set, and play around in the sandbox if we have time.

You’ll leave this session equipped to write your own scripts and feel more prepared to take the next steps on your path to understanding machine learning.

Note: Maximum Attendance 35 due to space constraints and preserving the quality of education.

What to Bring

Your laptop and charger

Please have the following installed:

– Python 2.7 or 3.5
– Git (should be okay if you have a Mac)
– Anaconda for Jupyter Notebooks

What You’ll Learn

• Fundamental concepts of machine learning: modeling and generalizability
• A bit of review of linear algebra, especially matrices
• How to create a linear regression model on some real data
• How to use Scikit Learn within a Python Jupyter notebook

Workshop Schedule

6:30 pm – Networking & Announcements
6:40 pm – Machine Learning: the fundamental concepts
6:50 pm – Setting up your computer in Anaconda for Jupyter Notebooks
7:00 pm – Getting started with Scikit Learn
7:30 pm – Exploring the database and building a linear model
8:15 pm – Wind down, sandboxing & Q&A
8:30 pm – HARD STOP


This is a beginner workshop, but some background on Python in data science would certainly help. Participants who are familiar with concepts of data analysis and statistics will be better equipped to apply their skills after the conclusion of the workshop.

We recommend the following options:

Zed Shaw’s Learn Python the Hard Way
Galvanize’s Intro to Python for Data Science
Explorations of Python for Data Science

About our Sponsor

Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following:

  • Education – part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering
  • Workspace – whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to support your company’s growth
  • Networking – events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences

To learn more about Galvanize, visit galvanize.com.


March 23
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Galvanize Seattle
111 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States


Galvanize Seattle