Rough intro to TF

I guess getting started with tensorflow wasn’t strictly a goal of this course per se, so I’d appreciate if someone could introduce some better resources for getting started with TF

Hi @AmirV97,

You can take our DeepLearning.AI TensorFlow Developer Professional Certificate specialisation to get familiar with TF.

You can later take TensorFlow: Advanced Techniques Specialization and TensorFlow: Data and Deployment Specialization based on your interest.


But there is an “ordering” problem with that strategy, isn’t there? The TF courses seem to assume you already know what a ConvNet is and how it works and just treats them as “black boxes”, so you need to complete DLS C1, C2 and C4 before you do the TF specializations. So it’s a chicken or egg problem.

The other alternative is just to spend some time on the TF website. It’s a product of Google, right? So they know how to create a website that explains things. There are intros and tutorials.

Prof Ng does give an intro in DLS C2 W3 and the assignment there also walks you through things. You’ll learn more in DLS C4 and there are also helpful threads on the forum to supplement the course material. But if you want more background info, the TF website is a good resource.

Thanks for the reply.
Sure, I plan on taking most of’s content on Coursera. It just takes some time, but knowing it’ll get better is reassuring.

the chiken and egg perspective is actually helpful. with enough time and effort it’ll get better i guess

I can recommend this playlist for getting started with TensorFlow. They explain each term very well and in a logical manner.