It is time to meet the ones who will be racing in the championships. To some the result may have come easily, others had to spend hours/days (well, nights) of thinking, learning and trying over and over again. All have however found a way to punch a ticket and will meet at the MGM Grand Arena on Monday morning for the first round of racing.
Make yourself comfortable and get a cuppa. The read is long, but there is a champion in this text and all have already achieved something amazing. See various backgrounds racers come from to get together and learn while competing and having fun.
March ended with the first races of the League and some exciting results. Let’s see who qualified into the finale and who will need to try harder in April. Also, let’s check out who will join the Pro league. We also have the first EMEA Summit winner from Brussels!
Join thousands of contestants on the learning path and race for the knowledge, prizes, glory and friends in the exciting Reinforcement Learning powered tournament.
I’m Tomasz Ptak, a senior software engineer at Duco, an AWS Machine Learning Hero, a DeepRacer racer (named Breadcentric), a hobbyist baker and a leader of the AWS Machine Learning Community on Slack where we learn and race, and help each other start and grow our adventures in the cloud. Let me introduce this year’s AWS DeepRacer League season.
One of the greatest mysteries of this season was who got which prizes in races. The questions of who qualifies where, who gets what prize have been popping up regularly in the Community Slack channels. Learn how I used SageMaker Notebook, Python and Pandas to determine the winners by reading data from Jochem Lugtenburg’s deepracer-race-data repository.