One-day workshop

One-day workshop

One-day workshop


This one-day workshop will help you understand how to begin a Machine Learning project fast. It’s excellent for beginners who want to learn the essential steps and tools used in this field with guidance from AI experts.

This workshop is open to anyone interested in learning about artificial intelligence from students, startups, and IT professionals. Please keep in mind that some basic programming background is required to make the most of this workshop.


Monday, 11 September, 2023, 9am–6pm


Jesuit College of Funchal (Colégio dos Jesuítas do Funchal).

Registration (CLOSED)

Free for students. 55 euros for general attendance.


Introduction to Machine Learning

Fundamental concepts and principles behind using computers to learn from data and make predictions or decisions.

Types of Machine Learning

Different methods machines use to learn and improve from data, including supervised and unsupervised learning.

Introduction to Python for Machine Learning

Fundamental programming topics needed to work with data and implement machine learning algorithms.

Practical Machine Learning

Application of machine learning techniques to real-world datasets and scenarios.

Real-world project example

Use what you learn from the workshop to solve a real-world problem by yourself.

Prompt Engineering

Effective instructions or queries to extract desired information from LLM models (e.g. GPT).


  • 9:00
    • Opening ceremony
    • Introduction to Machine Learning
    • Introduction to Python
  • 10:30
    • Coffee break/networking
  • 11:00
    • Python using pandas, numpy and matplotlib
    • Practical Machine Learning with scikit-learn
  • 12:30
    • Lunch break/networking
  • 14:00
    • Real-world project example
  • 15:30
    • Coffee break/networking
  • 16:00
    • Prompt Engineering
  • 17:30
    • Closing ceremony
Please note that this agenda might change during the event. The workshop sessions are designed to be interactive, featuring question-and-answer sessions and a mix of theoretical lectures and hands-on practical activities. These sessions will be led by researchers with expertise in applying Machine Learning in real-world situations.


Fábio Mendonça

Fábio Mendonça

Assistant Professor @ University of Madeira

Ankit Gupta

Ankit Gupta

PhD Student @ University of Madeira



PhD Student @ University of Madeira

Diogo Nuno Freitas

Diogo Nuno Freitas

PhD Student @ University of Madeira

What is included in the registration?

Registration provides access to all sessions and includes two coffee breaks. It provides free access to the workshop’s materials, slides, and resources. Additionally, this year’s workshop registration allows you to attend the AI Summit.

Registration also permits you to ask additional questions using our Slack channel even after the workshop.

I’m a student. How can I join this event for free?

If you’re a student, you’ll need to show evidence that you’re currently enrolled during the registration process. You’ll also be requested to write a motivation letter explaining why you wish to join the workshop and what you hope to learn from it.

Please be aware that sharing this information doesn’t guarantee a spot in the workshop. Our organizing team will select the top 10 students with the most compelling motivation letters to attend the workshop for free. You will receive an email notification to let you know whether you have been selected for the workshop.

Who is this event for?

This workshop is for researchers, students, industry people, and anyone interested. You should know a bit about programming, especially in Python. You don’t need to be an expert in Machine Learning, but if you have some experience, that’s great!

What do I need to bring with me?

All you need to do is bring your computer and its accessories that you usually use. We might request you install specific software before the workshop if required. We’ll email you this info a few days before the workshop.

We will also provide you with a free wireless connection.


The workshop will be in English, but if you don’t have confidence in asking questions in English, you can ask in Portuguese. Our Portuguese team members will help translate your question for you.

Certificate of participation

After the end of the workshop, we will send your certificate of participation to your email.


Student–registration closed



  • AI Summit
  • Q&A
  • Cooffe-break
  • Slides and code

Regular–registration closed

55 €


  • AI Summit
  • Q&A
  • Coffee-break
  • Slides and code