Machine learning Yelp challenge workshop


When: Saturday March 31st 2018 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Where: CoMotion on King at 115 King Street East, Hamilton, Ontario

Organizer: Hamilton Machine Learning and Computing Research


Cost: $5


We will be working on the 2018 Yelp challange as a team!

This is an advanced workshop for machine learners who already have exprience with basics:

  • Python 3.x installed
  • Familiarity with Pandas and Numpy
  • Familiarity with neural networks

What you can expect to learn:

  • Natural Language Processing techniques
  • Convolutional/Recurrent neural network models
  • Keras/Pytorch/Tensorflow

The goal of this workshop will be to gather intermediated/advanced machine learners together to work on a larger project which may extend for several weeks and depending on interest, may include more hackathon-esque sessions. We’ll be supplying all attendees with further information about what you need to bring as we near the date. For those interested in catching up, we have collected some great CNN and RNN intro videos which we’ll send out to everyone before the event.

Food and drink will be provided.


Brandon Aubie takes home Young Entrepreneur award


Brandon Aubie, CEO and co-founder of QReserve, took home the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award at last night’s Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Achievement Awards!

Brandon founded QReserve in 2014, a resource booking, lending, showcasing, and reporting platform for labs and researchers. The platform has grown to manage over 15,000 pieces of equipment used by thousands of researchers on hundreds of campuses!


Hamilton Blockchain meetup


When: Tuesday March 20th 2018 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: CoMotion on King at 115 King Street East, Hamilton, ON

Organizer: Hamilton Blockchain meetup



Welcome to Hamilton’s first-ever Bitcoin and Blockchain meetup!

This is a casual educational networking event suitable to beginners and experts alike. Everyone is welcome.

Thanks to CoMotion for hosting us at their amazing downtown co-working space.


Webinar this Thursday for Columbia ICT trade

From Hamilton Economic Development

Hamilton Economic Development Department together with our local partners Innovation Factory and Chambers of Commerce encourage you to participate in the following webinar hosted by Gateway to Trade and ProColombia to learn more about doing business in Colombia and connect with ICT and digital media companies:

Thursday, March 8th, 10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST (registration details available in this PDF)

In addition, Gateway to Trade and ProColombia will be bringing Colombian companies to our region week of April 23rd to meet with our local companies in a b2b networking format. The following link identifies the 27 companies including their profiles:

If your company is interested in doing business in Colombia and developing partnerships with Colombian companies in ICT and digital media, this program is for you.


Artificial Intelligence Linker at McMaster


When: Tuesday March 6th 2018 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: CIBC Hall, McMaster University (3rd Floor of McMaster University Student Centre, 1280 Main St. West, Hamilton, ON)

Organizer: McMaster University



The Michael G. DeGroote Initiative for Innovation in Healthcare (MGD School of Medicine), Faculty of Engineering and DeGroote School of Business are bringing large-scale discussions about emerging technologies to McMaster University. Join us, as we engage with industry professionals, researchers, clinicians and students to discuss how artificial intelligence is contributing to the future of health, engineering and business.


5:45 – 6:00 PM – Registration

6:00 – 6:10 PM – Opening Remarks

6:10 – 6:40 PM – Panel Discussion

6:40 – 7:30 PM – Debate-Based Conversations on Key Questions Concerning Artificial Intelligence

7:30 – 7:45 PM – The Future of AI

7:45 – 8:30 PM – Open Networking

Food and refreshments will be provided. Come ready for a great conversation!

E-commerce meetup with Selling on Etsy panel discussion


When: Sunday March 4th 2018 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Where: CoMotion on King at 115 King Street East, Hamilton, ON

Organizer: Hamilton E-Commerce and Online Entrepreneurism



Join us for the Hamilton E-Commerce and Online Entrepreneurs Meetup! Let’s get together to share, learn and grow together. Meet real people doing real business online.

1) Meet & Greet

2) Panel Discussion – 4 sellers share their Etsy journey. Featuring:

– Lovely Little Design Co. by Alex Jones

– Munching Monster Chewlery by Melissa Robertson-Bye

– Random Ferret Felties by Nathan Clark

– Fingerprint Orgonite by Vanessa Langen

***Please send your questions ahead of time to the organizer.

3) Introductions

4) Networking

Bring your laptops and your projects.

Cost: $10 suggested

Hamilton E-Commerce & Online Entrepreneurs No Solicitation Policy

Hamilton E-Commerce & Online Entrepreneurs members or guests may not solicit at any time, for any purpose, during Hamilton E-Commerce & Online Entrepreneurs events or related activities. This includes the distribution of materials, promotion or marketing of other businesses and/or professional services, unless pre-authorized by Hamilton E-Commerce & Online Entrepreneurs organizer.


New machine learning group forms


As an offshoot of the first ever Hamilton Machine Learning conference last December, a new machine learning and applied computing group has formed in Hamilton!

The group held its first ever meeting this past Saturday at CoMotion on King. About 40 attendees worked through a Kaggle machine learning problem together, using a dataset from the Titanic to predict which passengers would survive the tragedy. They also consumed copious amounts of pizza, thanks to the event sponsor, Hamilton machine learning startup Preteckt!

The group is planning its next meetup event and has started a Facebook group and Slack channel where you can join in the discussion and find out abut the next meetings! The group is being led by Masha Rahimi and Nick Miladinovic.



Next WordPress meetup features Happiness Bar


When: Thursday March 8th 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: CoMotion on King at 115 King St East, Hamilton, ON

Organizer: Hamilton WordPress Meetup



Join us for our next meetup! Come and meet other WordPress users, developers, bloggers and more in and around Hamilton. This month, we’ll be hosting a “Happiness Bar!” Instead of serving drinks, we’ll be serving up a helping hand for WordPress questions, problems, and more! Bring your laptop (we’ll have some on hand if you can’t), and we’ll do our best to help!

While we welcome showing up with a problem, it’s also helpful to share your issue ahead of time in the Meetup Discussion so we can put some ideas together beforehand.


6:30pm – doors open, networking

7pm-8pm – Happiness bar is open!

8:pm-? – Networking

Grab a coffee, tea or soft drink before heading up at one of the nearby cafés.


GameDev Drinks tomorrow with Don Nguyen


When: Wednesday February 21st from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Where: The Pheasant Plucker (2nd floor) at 20 Augusta Street,Hamilton, ON

Organizer: @GameDevDrinks



We invite all of you within or curious about our game development community to come and join us at the Pheasant Plucker on Wednesday, February 21st for a night of good times and good cheer. This month our guest speakers will be Don Nguyen, Chairperson of ConBravo.

From 7:30-10:30 p.m., GameDevDrinks is the place for you to hang out and to hear Don Nguyen speak about conventions, booth setup, and how to market your game at a convention in preparation for ConBravo. Don has been helping out ConBravo for years on top of going to other conventions marketing games like Electric Super Joy and Toronto Graffiti. Afterwards you can chat with Don, share your game concepts and ideas, tell and trade stories, show off game demos or just network and hang out because at GDD our goal is to create a casual and creative social environment for anyone – student, hobbyist, enthusiast and professional alike – who shares the common interest of game development of any kind.

We look forward to seeing you on the 21st!