Do you remember the game 1024? It was huge in the early 2010s. A simple game with only one input (up, down, left or right) which made you hate binary. I never made it to 1024, so I thought ‘Why should I spend my valuable time trying to win this game by manually using my brain? Why not let a machine do it?’ I want to take you on my journey from idea through frustrations and pitfalls to my working prototype: Alpha2048
Applying the magic of neural networks
Have you ever been in a betting pool for your local football league? Then you might know, how exhausting it is, to come up with sensible results for every single game and most of us are not using the scientific method… at all. No need to fret about it anymore! I’ll show you how to write a program that learns to predict football scores with the help of the nodejs library
Kubernetes won't save you
Kubernetes has become the new darling of the infrastructure world. Not only is it a great piece of technology for managing your containers, but in conjunction with the possibility to rent managed clusters from any of the big Cloud providers, Kubernetes offers organisations the possibility to get rid of the shackles of hosting and/or managing one’s infrastructure. But that does not mean that Kubernetes is a one-size-fits-all solution. Especially in big corporations, bigger, systemic and/or more pressing problems could be revealed while implementing a big shift like moving to the cloud.
Machine Learning in the Browser
Even if you’ve never done anything with machine learning, you have probably already heard that it’s very powerful, adaptive and will change our way of thinking about computing forever. But how can you, a web developer, who’s never been interested much in statistics benefit from the ML hype? In this talk I want to give you the tools to build a small self-learning application that runs completely in the browser with deeplearn.