Ian and I had a 3 hour coffee this morning to talk about VIVA's data structure and algorithms. Like with Tom yesterday, I forgot to take a photo of Ian.
I keep forgetting to create content for this blog! This is why I have taken a crappy photo of tonight's launch of Zambesi from the back of the room.
This subpar photo was taken before approximately 25% of the audience slowly trickled away.
Going to the Zambesi launch tonight reminded me how powerful it will be when we refine VIVA's current algorithms to read beneath the superficial self-reported layer of information - figure out what an event *actually* is, and then show that event to the people who *actually* want to be at that event.
I managed to squeeze in a meeting with the head of Sydney's machine learning meetup group, Paul Conyngham, before the Zambesi launch.
"So it is a feed-forward neural network? Do you know that term?"
"Yep. I know it."
"You should use the right terms. You would sound smarter."
Oh, that was blunt, I thought...
I have never referred to the VIVA algorithms as that before. I didn't even know I was creating a machine learning algorithm when I first designed VIVA... lucky for me, Steve is around to give me some vocabulary in the area... though apparently not enough.