Kaggle’s Dog Breed Classification Workshop Recap – April 6, 2022

This week we hosted a free Kaggle Udacity Dog Breed Classification workshop. The notebook is based on a Kaggle project whose goal is to provide an estimate of the dog’s breed given an image of the dog. In this blog post we’ll recap some highlights from the workshop. Ok, let’s dig in.


First, thanks for voting for your favorite charity!

With the unprecedented circumstances facing our global community, Arrikto is looking for even more ways to contribute. With this in mind, we thought that in lieu of swag we could give workshop attendees the opportunity to vote for their favorite charity and help guide our monthly donation to charitable causes. The charity that won this workshop’s voting was UNHCR. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is a global organization working to save lives, protect rights and build a better future for refugees, internally displaced communities and stateless people. This charity helps ensure that Ukrainians forced to flee their homes are sheltered and safe. We are pleased to be making a donation of $100 to them on behalf of the Kubeflow community. Again, thanks to all of you who attended and voted!


What topics were covered in the workshop?

* Overview of Kubeflow

* Installing Kubeflow

* About the Dog Breed Classification Example

* Deploying a Notebook Server

* Getting the Dog Breed Classification Example Up and Running

* Exploring the Notebook

* Deploying and Running a Pipeline

* Examining the Results


What did I miss?

Here’s a short demo from the 45 minute workshop where Jimmy walked folks through the Dog Breed Classification example and specifically how to enable Kale Jupyter lab extension, explore cells within the notebook and convert the notebook into a Pipeline.


Want to see more? Here’s the YouTube playlist of all the demos featured in the workshop.


Install MiniKF

In the workshop I showed  how MiniKF is the easiest way to get started with Kubeflow on the platform of your choice (AWS or GCP). Want to try it for yourself? Here’s the links:


Try the Dog Breed Classification Example for Yourself

If you’d like to work through the OpenVaccine notebook yourself, check out the guided tutorial on Arrikto Academy.


Need help?

Join the Kubeflow Community on Slack and make sure to add the #minikf channel to your workspace. The #minikf channel is your best resource for immediate technical assistance regarding all things MiniKF!


Missed the April 6 workshop?

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