April 22, 2015: ESPCI in Paris

The bootcamp/hackathon is co-organized by ChaLearn, ESPCI, and the Paris Machine Learning Meetup
The idea is to create Parisian teams to enter the Automatic Machine Learning challenge  http://codalab.org/AutoML

  • Fill out this form and install software following instructions (this should take between 20 min and 2h).
  • Provide proof that you made a successful result submission to the AutoML main challenge website (your username should appear in the leaderboard).
  • Bring your own laptop and charger (laptop should come with battery charged).
If you are not in Paris and want to participate remotely, you can login to Codalab and make entries. The websites of the hackathon are open to outsiders:
  • Round zero website (all the "prep" datasets; useful to get familiar with all the data formats) -- Now open to everybody
  • Round one website (the "novice" datasets: only binary classification problems, full matrices, no missing values, no categorical variables) -- Now closed, enter the regular challenge http://codalab.org/AutoML.
If you signed up for the GPU track, follow these additional instructions.

8h30 —  Registration

9:00 am — Isabelle Guyon and Lukasz Romaszko (ChaLearn): Presentation of the AutoML challenge. [Introduction paper (accepted to IJCNN 2015)]
Tips to solve it and win!

11:00 am — Julien Demouth (NVIDIA): Deep Neural Networks and GPUs.

12:00 pm — Lunch, informal discussions

2:00 pm— Bootcamp/hackathon: improve solutions of winners from previous rounds with the
help of coaches

5 pm — Continue working on your own and win the challenge!

   Team name  Members  Coach  Group type  Learderboard
 1  ladybug  Thibault, Pedro, Savinien, Hadil  Lovro   Novice  Round 1 [closed]
 2  beetle  Brigitte, Charly, Eric, Ernest  Delphine  Novice  Round 1 [closed]
 3  bee  Arnaud, Mehdi, Boris, Jean-Luc, Faiez, Clement  Olivier  Novice  Round 1 [closed]
 4  goose  Laurent, Rodolfo, Adrien,Saskia  Franck  Expert  Round 0 [open]
 5  duck  Ariel, Thierry, Prosper, Pierre  Franck  Expert  Round 0 [open]
 6  rooster  Gerard, Yousseff, Robert, Thomas  Franck  Expert  Round 0 [open]
 7  rabbit  Lovro, Delphine, Frank, Olivier  None  Mixed  Round 0 [open]
 8  lion  Rick, Bruno, Frederic, Sebastien, Djalel  Djalel  GPU  Round 1 [closed]
 9  horse  Hugo, Camille, Nicolas, Benjamin, Bogdan  Bogdan  GPU  Round 1 [closed]
 10  mouse  Joseph, Jean-Vivien, Jose, Merwan  Lukasz  GPU  Round 1 [closed]
We now closed the round 1 website clone, enter the regular challenge http://codalab.org/AutoML for round 1.

10 Rue Vauquelin
75005 Paris
Bâtiment N, Amphi Joliot

  • Isabelle Guyon, ChaLearn, Contact: events@chalearn.org
  • Lukasz Romazko, CVC Barcelona, ChaLearn
  • Igor Carron, Paris ML meetup
  • Franck Bardol, Paris ML meetup
  • Pierre Roussel, ESPCI
  • Bruce Denby, ESPCI
BIG thanks to Richard and Pierre for the logistics!!!      We all had WiFi and food and did not need to listen to the talks!

BIG thanks to our coaches!!
  • Delphine Le, Ecole Centrale Paris
  • Djalel Benbouzid, Univ. Paris Saclay
  • Igor Carron, Paris ML meetup
  • Bogdan-Ionut Cirstea, ENST, Paris
  • Olivier Grisel, INRIA, Paris
  • Lovro Ilijasic, Univ. Paris Saclay
  • Lukasz Romazko, CVC Barcelona, ChaLearn
Lukasz coaching (right)                                                            Olivier (looking back) coaching team bee                            Julien lecturing on GPUs
The room was full (80 people)                                                Igor (left) points at a bug...                                                    Bogdan (left) coaching team horse
                                                                                                       Sebastien smiles (middle): he will be coach next time!   Team rooster is making great progress.
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