TWIML x Practical Deep Learning for Coders Study Groups

NEW: June – November ’19: Stanford CS224n

On Saturday, June 22nd we launched a CS224n study group covering the Stanford CS224n: Natural Language Processing with Deep Learning course. This study group will meet weekly on Saturdays at 10 am Pacific Time until November 9th, each week covering a new lesson from the course. After a vote and some discussion by our current study group community members, this was the course that came out on top. Learn more about this course and the topics covered here.

The 4th Cohort: June – October ’19: Deep Learning for Coders Part 2
Back by popular demand, we’ve rebooted a study group for the Practical Deep Learning for Coders Part 2 course in late June. This study group will meet weekly on Saturdays at 8:45 am Pacific Time until October 5th.

To join either of these groups, and to receive updates, visit or if you’ve already joined click “Update your profile” at the bottom of any TWIML email you’ve received.

About the study groups
The goal of the study groups are to provide support and encouragement to course participants to help them overcome any rough patches, stick with it longer, and learn more. We use the following to do this:

  • FastAI channel on the TWIML slack. We’ll be collaborating via the TWIML Online Meetup Slack group, which you’ll automatically be invited to when you join the meetup. When study groups are underway the conversation there can be quite lively. Once you’ve joined the Slack, introduce yourself on the #intros channel and join the #fast_ai_dl channel.
  • Weekly help sessions via Zoom. We meet weekly via video conference to discuss the week’s lesson, what we’ve learned so far, and any stumbling blocks. Participants are encouraged to join whether or not they have specific issues they need help with.

How to Join
To recap, here’s how to join:

  1. Sign up for the TWIML Online Meetup, checking the appropriate study groups in the programs section.
  2. Use the email invitation you’ll receive to join our Slack group. If you don’t receive it within a few minutes, check your spam folder.
  3. Once you’re in Slack, join the #fast_ai channel and hop over to #intros as well and introduce yourself.