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Deep Learning BLACK FRIDAY SALE – Everything $10

November 16, 2017

A lot of you have been asking me… “When is the $10 sale coming back?”

And as you know, I share the news as soon as I find out – so here it is.


This is the lowest price possible on Udemy.

I always make sure to mention to everyone: grab everything while you can because we just don’t know when the next big sale is going to be!

Don’t get stuck for months wondering… “When is the next $10 sale coming back?” Just get everything now! (Even if you don’t plan on taking the course for some time.)

Enough babbling, let’s get to the coupons. Remember: there’s no need to type in the coupon code manually – I’ve already provided the links so all you need to do is click and add to cart!

But just in case you’re curious – the coupon code is BLACKFRIDAY2017.

Also, make sure you scroll down to the bottom for some important updates.







































In my last post, I relaunched my course “Modern Deep Learning in Python” which has more than doubled in size since its inception. Along with this re-release I offered a special VIP version of the course where you get a free 28-page tutorial on Tensorflow’s new Estimator API.

As mentioned, this deal is not going to last. In fact, 24 hours from now, it will be GONE FOREVER. Remember: you MUST use the VIP coupon to get the VIP material.




And just as important, $10 coupons for some helpful prerequisite courses. You NEED to know this stuff before you study machine learning:

General (site-wide):
Calc 1
Calc 2
Calc 3
Linalg 1
Linalg 2
Probability (option 1)
Probability (option 2)
Probability (option 3)
Probability (option 4)


As you know, I’m the “Lazy Programmer”, not just the “Lazy Data Scientist” – I love all kinds of programming!

And I’ve got sales for everything:

iOS courses:

Android courses:

Ruby on Rails courses:

Python courses:

Big Data (Spark + Hadoop) courses:

Javascript, ReactJS, AngularJS courses:



Into Yoga in your spare time? Photography? Painting? There are courses, and I’ve got coupons! If you find a course on Udemy that you’d like a coupon for, just let me know and I’ll hook you up!
Remember, these links will self-destruct on November 28 (13 days). Act NOW!

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Modern Deep Learning in Python – RELAUNCH and VIP version!

November 12, 2017

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If you’ve been following my updates, you may have noticed that I’ve been hard at work doubling the size of my course, “Deep Learning part 2”, otherwise known as “Practical Deep Learning in Theano and Tensorflow”.

I’ve since renamed the course to “Modern Deep Learning in Python” and I am officially re-launching it today!

At this point, I have completed all the major updates I’ve had in my pipeline: extending the modern regularization section, adding batch normalization, Adam, and more code for other modern libraries like Keras, PyTorch, CNTK, and MXNet.

As part of this relaunch, I am releasing a VIP version of this course.

What do you get?

Well, in addition to the HOURS of free content I’ve just added to the course, you may have heard of Tensorflow’s new Estimator API.

It was released just a few months ago.

Why is it better?

  • Greatly simplifies machine learning programming
  • No need to deal with Graphs or Sessions
  • Encapsulates training, evaluation, prediction, and exporting models
  • Provides standard models so you don’t have to write any of the code yourself

You may have noticed that writing Tensorflow code can be quite repetitive. We need to define each layer, combine the layers to calculate the output, create a loss function, create an optimizer, initialize the variables, run the optimizer, plot the loss, and so on.

All “boilerplate” stuff (although helpful to repeat if you are in the process of learning Tensorflow).

But while the Estimator API simplifies machine learning programming, it is not necessarily easy. And hence, I’ve written a 28-page tutorial to teach you how to use it from the ground up.

We start out with the Sci-Kit Learn API, and gradually build on those ideas to familiarize ourselves with the new Estimator API.

We go through a FULL CODE example on a dataset NEVER-BEFORE SEEN in my courses. Some new data wrangling techniques will be taught, in particular: the “hashing trick” and how to create embeddings instead of one-hot encoding categorical variables.

To get the VIP version of Modern Deep Learning in Python, just go here:

[Note: make SURE you use the coupon code IAMAVIP2 – those who do not use the code will not get the VIP material!]


Now I realize that a lot of you might already be signed up for this course. That means, you get all the updated content for free and have been seeing the updates come through as I’ve added them. Woohoo!

But how can you get access to the VIP material?

If you support the work I’ve been doing on adding many hours of free updates to the courses you’ve already purchased, then consider signing up for the course at

I’ve temporarily decreased the price to $10. Courses on will always contain the extra VIP material.

You can think of it like a small donation as a token of appreciation, but don’t forget you are still getting this 28-PAGE easy-to-follow tutorial on the Estimator API. Believe me, I’ve looked at other resources out there – they were not fun reading.

So, if you are already a student of Modern Deep Learning in Python and you would like to access the VIP stuff, get it now! This price won’t last.


To be sure: I still have TONS of stuff I still want to add to this course and my other courses. So much that sometimes I wonder how I’m going to get it all done! If you support this effort and you want to see MORE of it in the future, please do consider getting the VIP version of this course. I am very thankful for all the support!

Note: if you order the VIP version of the course through Udemy, you should receive a link to the VIP material within 24 hours of purchase in your message inbox. So don’t forget to check your messages! Shoot me a message if you haven’t got your VIP material by that time.

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Python 2-to-3 Tips

October 17, 2017

This is a short post to help those of you who need help translating code from Python 2 to Python 3.

Python 2 is the most popular Python version (at least at this time and certainly at the time my courses were created), hence why it was used.

It comes with Mac OS and Ubuntu pre-installed so when you type in “python” into your command line, you get Python 2.

This list is not exhaustive. It shows only code that appears commonly in my machine learning scripts, to assist the students taking my machine learning courses (


Integer Division


a / b


a // b


For Loops


for i in xrange


for i in range




print "hello world"


print("hello world")
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