This week taught my workshop for Teaching as Art. The workshop was intended as a gentle introduction to machine learning.
We worked through three sections, each with a notebook of prose and code:
- What is a Vector?
- K-Means Walkthrough
- ML5 / Word2Vec Demo
The workshop was an hour long and ended right at 60 minutes.
We spend about half the time on linear algebra, 20 minutes on k-means, and the last 10 minutes on Word2Vec.
I collected feedback with a survey. The feedback was overall very positive. The critical feedback was:
- “You say ‘like’ a lot”
- “I do wish there was a little more interactive participation”
- Working on finding opportunies to encourage more discussion and exercises
- Slowing down my speaking and planning my explanations ahead of time