Starting Saturday 7th October, and full timetable

Our first session for this year will be Saturday October 7th at 10am. As usual we ask people to book (free) tickets through the calendar on the right so we can anticipate numbers.

After checking the school calendar, public holidays, etc.,  we’ve drawn up the following list of dates that CoderDojo Athy will be running. Tickets for all dates are available now.

October: 7, 14, 21
November: 11, 18, 25
December: 2, 9
January: 13, 20, 27
February: 3, 24
March: 3, 10
April: 14, 21, 28

Machine learning tutorial

In our Python session today we had a go at using scikit-learn to identify handwritten digits. There’s a sample set of 1797 digits built into scikit-learn itself we can use to try this out quite quickly.

Jupyter notebooks are a really nice way to interactively work with Python, so I’ve written up a tutorial about identifying handwritten digits as a Jupyter notebook. You can see it here: https://github.com/andrewmccarthy/sklearn-digits-tutorial/blob/master/sklearn-digits-tutorial.ipynb

Happy Christmas!

We’ve just finished our last session of 2016, with just one free weekend left before Christmas. We’ll be back in January on the 14th, the first Saturday after the school term starts.

Have a great Christmas, a happy new year, and we’ll see you in 2017!