Machine Learning Bootcamps in Toronto, ON
In recent years, the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor become known as one of North America’s most important tech markets, earning it the moniker Silicon Valley of the North. In fact, in 2017, Canada’s largest city added 22,500 new technology jobs. That was more than San Francisco, New York City, and Seattle combined. Similar to many up-and-coming tech hubs, Toronto has attracted entrepreneurs thanks to its affordable cost of living and supply of local talent.
Much of Toronto’s talent draws from its student population and programs in place to help them flourish. Schools including the University of Toronto, York University, and Ryerson University have established programs to help generate more tech jobs. The University of Toronto alone has 10 startup accelerators. The city is equally supportive of tech innovation and has more than 60 business incubators, including the DMZ (housed at Ryerson) and MaRS Discovery District.
Unsurprisingly, machine learning and data science communities have strong ties to local universities. The Toronto Machine Learning Summit’s former chairman was an associate professor of computer science from the University of Toronto. Data Science Toronto began as an initiative by students at the University of Toronto, in collaboration with IBM’s Big Data University. There are also a plethora of smaller meetups and networking events.