Phil Winder: Machine Learning & Data Science – GOTO Academy NL

Phil Winder: Machine Learning & Data Science


GOTO Academy is excited to bring back UK-based Phil Winder of Winder Research, for an intensive 3-day Data science and Analytics masterclass, that will leave you with practical tools for utilizing Machine Learning principles in your organisation.

This masterclass combines beginner, intermediate and advanced courses into one efficient program. At the end of this course you will be considered professionally capable of developing and delivering data science products. Immediately start applying what you've learnt!

The 3-day masterclass can be reduced to a consecutive 2-day course depending on your skill level and your learning goals. If you're unsure which package is right for you, please contact us.

Who will benefit

This masterclass is aimed towards developers, in which we will dive into the mathematics behind the code as well as developing real life algorithms in Python. One-to-one help will be provided for developers new to Python and all algorithms, frameworks and libraries used will be demonstrated by the instructor.


This is a full beginner to advanced level course, which is suitable for most users with some development experience. Some experience of Python is helpful, but not necessary. No data science experience is expected.

Masterclass Structure

Each day will comprise of a series of sub-hour theoretical sessions separated by practical exercises. The expected learning outcomes for each day are as follows:

What you will achieve on Day 1

  • Discuss the differences between types of learning
  • Describe problems in a way which can be solved with Data Science
  • Understand the difference between regression and classification
  • Solve problems using regression algorithms
  • Solve problems using classification algorithms
  • Learn how to avoid overfitting and appreciate generalisation
  • Develop features within data
  • Describe how and where to obtain data

Topics Covered

  • How data science fits within a business context
  • Data science processes and language
  • Information and uncertainty
  • Types of learning
  • Segmentation
  • Modelling
  • Overfitting and generalisation
  • Holdout and validation techniques
  • Optimisation and simple data processing
  • Linear regression
  • Classification and clustering
  • Feature engineering
  • An in-depth practical example demonstrating the day’s concepts

What you will achieve on Day 2

  • Evaluate models numerically
  • Investigate and assess models visually
  • Have practical experience in industrial statistics
  • Further enhance data pre-processing skills
  • Understand unsupervised learning
  • Gain experience in a wide variety of Machine Learning algorithms

Topics Covered

  • Numerical and visual model evaluation
  • Introduction and application of statistics in data science
  • Understand the practical steps to design and deploy models
  • Further experience with real-life messy data
  • Unsupervised Machine Learning
  • A range of Machine Learning models: e.g. Logistic regression, linear and nonlinear SVMs, decision trees, etc.
  • Introduction to tooling, testing and deployment
  • An in-depth practical example demonstrating the day’s concepts

What you will achieve on Day 3

  • Develop solutions to mine, analyse and classify text
  • Discuss and explain neural networks, deep learning and a range of topologies
  • Employ semi-supervised machine learning to complex problems
  • Use ensemble methods to create cutting-edge machine learning products

Topics Covered

  • Text feature engineering
  • Text mining, representation and learning
  • Neural networks
  • Deep belief networks
  • Stacked denoising autoencoders
  • Convolutional neural networks
  • Semi-supervised machine learning
  • Ensemble methods
  • An in-depth practical example demonstrating the day’s concepts

About the Trainer

Phil Winder is a multi-disciplinary freelance architect working towards the research and development of cutting-edge technology.

Most recently he has been developing cloud-based full-stack microservice systems for a range of clients but has a significant past in machine learning and electronics.

His company, Winder Research has recently released a range of developer and business focused Data Science training courses. Visit to find out more.

Phil has PhD and Masters degrees from the University of Hull, UK in Electronics, with a focus on embedded signal processing.

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