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Thursday, 2nd - Friday, 3rd July at CodeNode, London

Brian Sletten and Laurence Moroney. will be speaking. Starts at 8:30 AM.


Breakthrough the noise surrounding Machine Learning (ML) and you’ll discover its full potential as a Developer. Get immersed in applied ML techniques and tools from experts sharing real world examples. Network and share ideas.

A 2 Day Conference Sharing Practical Knowledge for Applying ML

We are very proud to announce that Laurence Moroney and Brian Sletten will be joining us for a Keynote talk at PracticalML 2020!

You’ve heard of Machine Learning, but do you know how to harness it to benefit your day job? You have a data set but you’re not sure if you are maximising its potential. ML and AI have become buzzwords, which has clouded potential advantages. It can be hard to know whether it’s worth even using?

PracticalML 2020 aims to solve this dilemma by offering developers a chance to explore the features of ML from an applied point of view. Go beyond the theoretical side of mathematical algorithms in ML by showcasing practical real-world lessons for developers.

Across two days of a mixture of stimulating talks and hands-on workshops our line-up of experts in the field will equip you with the knowledge to apply Machine Learning effectively resulting in pragmatic outcomes.

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What you will get from the conference:

  • Essential tools and practices that developers need to harness the power of ML
  • We’ll focus on different applications of frameworks, libraries and tools that your company and community use, enabling you to get the most out of your data
  • You’ll have a space to test different approaches to ML, see and speak to experts in the industry and get practical and experienced advice
  • Learn from Real-world case studies: success stories and lessons learnt
  • You’ll explore the ethical implications of ML within the context of development teams, business, law and more general ethical implications of ML that developers should consider when utilising these tools
  • Connect with the ML community, share experiences and learn from leading groups within these fields

Who should attend?

Attendees include: Software Developer and Architects, Data Engineers, Machine Learning Engineers, Product Managers, and Team Leads.

Explore the programme to find your ideal talks.

Call For Papers is now OPEN

Would you like to speak PracticalML 2020? We want to hear your talk and workshop proposals! Sessions will be selected by Skills Matter and the Programme Committee on the basis of making the conference a varied, diverse and valuable event.

Deadline for submission: COB Monday 18th November.

To apply, head to our Call For Papers form.

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Keynote: Brian Sletten

Come and join Brian for a keynote talk at PracticalML!

Brian Sletten

Brian Sletten is a renowned consultant, speaker and software engineer with a focus on forward-leaning technologies. He provides advice and practical solutions for organizations interested in adopting disruptive technologies and concepts to their development and management.

Keynote: Laurence Moroney

Join Laurence for a keynote at PracticalML 2020!

Laurence Moroney

Laurence Moroney leads AI Advocacy for Google's Research into Machine Intelligence (RMI) team.



CodeNode is the UK's largest venue dedicated to Technology events and was designed to provide a space for Skills Matter's community of software professionals to come together and enjoy meetups, conferences, training and networking events. With fantastic transport links and located in the heart of London's Tech City, Codenode welcomes thousands of engineers each year, who come together to learn and share skills, exoerience and collaborate on projects.

CodeNode features six dedicated event spaces, a large break-out area, complete with fully-licensed bar, reliable wifi, plenty of power sockets, and 6 dedicated event and collaboration spaces.



10 South Place, London, EC2M 7EB, GB

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Get Involved

Call For Papers is OPEN

Would you like to speak at PracticalML 2020? We want to hear your talk proposals! Talks will be selected by Skills Matter and the Programme Committee on the basis of making the conference a varied, diverse and valuable event.

To apply, head to our Call For Papers form.

Submission Deadline: COB Monday 18th November

PracticalML 2020 Diversity Scholarship Plan

Skills Matter is proud and happy to share our PracticalML 2020 Scholarship Plan which provides support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities who may not have the opportunity to attend PracticalML for various reasons.

Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary ticket to the conference.

Please note, travel expenses are not covered under this scholarship and are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.


Applicants should be from a traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities and be unable to attend without some assistance.

We will be reviewing submissions and get back to applicants by 11th of May 2020.

We look forward to having you at PracticalML 2020!

To apply please fill in this form:

Volunteer at PracticalML 2020!

Interested in the applied side of ML and eager to learn the latest news? Enjoy a free ticket to PracticalML 2020 by volunteering. Help us set up the conference spaces, introduce talks and speakers, field Q&A questions with mics, or support some of the workshops and hacks we've got in store.

Email us at and we will put your name down as a volunteer.


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