I started learning about neural networks a few months ago and I quickly realized that there were certain mathematical topics that were essential to understand in order to understand neural networks. Calculus and linear algebra are really important topics to be familiar with and it had been years since I had taken those courses in university. I thought it would be useful to consolidate some learning resources in one place that would help a beginner get started.

Do I need a math degree to build neural networks?

Short answer: absolutely not! There are tons of libraries out there that implement the complex mathematics for us and you definitely don’t need…

Elastic Beanstalk is a really awesome service provided by AWS that deploys, automatically scales and provisions your applications. If you’re interested in learning more, see my previous tutorial on how to deploy a Docker container using Elastic Beanstalk! Deploying with Elastic Beanstalk is extremely easy if you use the CLI, API or management console in your AWS dashboard. But with those methods, every time you want to deploy your app, you need to manually fire up the CLI or log into your dashboard, which can be time consuming.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to add a Travis…


Elastic Beanstalk is an AWS service that leverages Amazon EC2 and S3 and deploys, manages and scales your web applications for you. It uses managed containers that support Node.js, Java, Ruby, Docker and more. There are multiple ways to deploy applications using Elastic Beanstalk. You can deploy using the management console, the CLI, or the API. The amazing thing about Elastic Beanstalk is that once you upload your application, it takes care of things like load balancing, health monitoring, scaling, and more. Check out more information on Elastic Beanstalk! …

Sommer Shurbaji

Software Developer at IBM

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