Berkshire branch event.


Paul Leroy


7:00pm - Arrivals
7:30pm - Welcome and Introductions
7:35pm - Machine Learning Decoded: A 20-Minute Crash Course (Paul Leroy)
8:05pm - Networking & beers
8:30pm - Short announcements/updates*
8:35pm - Pub Quiz (Please bring a pencil & paper)
9:30pm - End (Networking and beers downstairs)


Part 1: From Neurons to Neural Networks Understand the fundamental building blocks of machine learning – neurons. See how neurons connect to form powerful deep neural networks. Grasp how these networks “learn” from data.

Part 2: Where AI Excels Explore how neural networks excel in image recognition tasks. Discover the potential of large multimodal models that work with different types of data. Learn about cutting-edge applications that are shaping industries.

About the speaker

Paul Leroy

Paul is a seasoned cloud architect and Senior Google Trainer, he specializes in creating powerful cloud solutions that address real-world business challenges. With a background spanning development, deployment, sales, and strategy, he brings a uniquely holistic perspective to cloud technology.

His passion lies in all things data: its efficient movement, rapid ingestion, and the immense possibilities it unlocks across diverse sources – from IoT devices to high-performance enterprise data pipelines and large-scale data warehouses.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

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This event is brought to you by: Berkshire branch

Machine Learning Decoded: A 20-minute crash course
Date and time
Tuesday 14 May, 7:00pm - Tuesday 7 May, 10:00pm
Zerodegrees Microbrewery & Restaurant Reading
9 Bridge Street