Glowacki Group Hackathon

Stories from a PhD in Computational Chemistry

Every year the Glowacki group does a small hackathon. Since our group spans such a wide range of backgrounds and research interests, this yearly event attempts to expose all members of the group to some useful computational tools. Last year for example, Mike taught us the basics of Unity and we all had a go at making some simple games in VR.

This year, it was my turn to organise the hackathon. I decided to focus it on the software library “TensorFlow”, which is one of the most commonly used software libraries for implementing machine learning algorithms.

The hackathon was divided into two parts. The first part was a tutorial where I introduced the basics of TensorFlow while the second part was more practical. The tutorial included some simple examples going from linear regression to using small neural networks to fit cubic functions.

For example, below are some pictures obtained with…

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