Deshabhimani article on Adivasi youth skill development

The Deshabhimani newspaper of July 3 rd 2016 carried an article on empowering Adivasi youth to document their own language, history and culture and share them with the world by building a website, which is to be launched next month. This is part of a project funded by SBI Life at MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), where Adivasi youth in the 18-35 age group are trained in web designing by SPACE.

Machine Learning Workshop (GNU/Linux) Day 1

A Machine Learning workshop, a joint venture of SPACE and ICFOSS, began today, with 22 students from all over Kerala participating. The workshop chiefly comprises 4 sessions, out of which two were completed today. The morning session was taken by Arun M, who provided an introduction to Machine Learning in the perspective of free software. The afternoon session was led by Sachin, who spoke about the principles behind machine learning.

Machine Learning with GNU/Linux Workshop

Registration has been closed

SPACE is forming a learning group on 'Machine Learning and Free Software', at which enthusiasts from the industry and educational institutions are participating. We are planning our first meeting on July 3rd. Prior to that we have planned a 2-day machine learning workshop for beginners on July 1st and 2nd.

The workshop will start on July 1st at 10:30 a.m. Anyone who is interested can participate. It mainly comprises 4 sessions:
     i. Introduction to ML, classification and regression
     ii. A sample classification/regression problem. Hands on
     iii. Introduction to Natural Language Processing, Challenges in Malayalam
     iv. Doing some examples in NLP

Instructions for attendees
1,Workshop attendees should have a basic knowledge of GNU/Linux operating systems  (Ubuntu, Mint, Debian etc).
2,Attendees should bring their own Laptops with any GNU/Linux-based OS installed. (If you don't have a Linux laptop, one will be provided on request)​
3,Every participant must register for the event. Registration form  will be closed on June 29th.

Matrubhumi article on Insight

A news article in the Matrubhumi newspaper of July 4 th 2016 discussed the proposed expansion of SPACE’s Insight project, which is now confined to Thiruvananthapuram district, to the rest of Kerala. Insight, presently supported by the Department of Social Justice, has crossed many hurdles and uncertainties to reach its sixth year of functioning.

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