Travel Tips

Getting There

The Hilton hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Sandton. It is easily accessible from Johannesburg International Airport.

 

Discounted Accommodation

Mention eXe-ML for special rates at the Hilton for participants.

 

Nearby Attractions for those
new to Jhb:
  • Sandton City

  • Rosebank African Craft Market

  • Gold Reef City

  • The Apartheid Museum

  • Soweto

  • Montecasino

  • Cradle of Humankind

  • Sun City

  • Pilanesberg Game Reserve

  • The Lion Park

  • What are the course pre-requisites / entry level knowledge to be able to attend the training course? 

We are keeping the level of pre-requisites to a minimum so that we can make the training accessible to the largest audience. It would be very helpful if you have some basic understanding of manipulating data with excel or SQL databases. Knowledge of python is also a plus, but not required.

  • Will a personal laptop be required, and if so, is there any software that will need to be downloaded in advance of the training course?

Yes you will need to bring your own laptop. Our goal is to do the training using the cloud. That means you will be able to do everything using your internet browser. However, to avoid any problems with wifi, we advise installing ipython notebooks and run software locally on your machine. We will post instructions prior to the event.

  • Is there any recommended reading or preparatory material that may be helpful? 

There is a lot of reading available on the web that would help familiarize you with the conference and training content. You may find the below links helpful:

To familiarize you with python:

 https://www.python.org/about/gettingstarted/

Below is a library of machine learning in python we will be using:

http://scikit-learn.org/stable/

Below is a library for deep learning that we will be touching on: https://www.tensorflow.org/

Pandas is a library for manipulating data:

https://pandas.pydata.org/pandas-docs/stable/generated/pandas.DataFrame.html

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