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Train and develop underrepresented people in the area of applied artificial Intelligence with a focus on preprocessing of data for AI models
Career development and mentorship in the area of AI engineering and development
Job placement in the industry of AI 

Start your journey to shape tomorrow’s AI today

Program Description

trainX.ai (aka trainX) is making tomorrow’s technology accessible to metro Detroiters today.  trainX is determined to grow and empower individuals of color to build up their technical and professional skill sets in the artificial intelligence industry.  We are launching our 2nd artificial training cohort August 27th. Our focus will be to train, coach, and empower cohort members in AI technologies: Apache Spark, TensorFlow, Python, and Zeppelin.  Our cohort will be intense and will take place over 8 weeks, we will meet 3 times a week at 3 hours a session with an additional weekly lab.

Our mission is to train individuals, together as a team, that learns not only technology but strengthens their problem-solving skills and their soft skills.  Upon completion of AI training graduates will be highly skilled and marketable “AI pipeline engineers” for industry. An AI pipeline engineer creates the data sets that are used in artificial intelligence models as well as develops models.  The industry is in great demand of this position and trainX will supply the best and the most capable.

Tuition for the cohort is $2,500, which is due by Aug 15th.  The cost after Aug 15th is $2,900.


The program is not a boot camp, it is project and results focused.  The commitment is intense but relatively short and produces skilled individuals ready for industry.

  • 8 weeks, 3 nights a week – M, T, W 6-9PM
  • Saturday Lab Environment
  • Autonomous Vehicle AI Project: Time, Task, Travel API Vehicle Portal
  • Price:  $2,500.00 – Scholarships Available

Class Schedule

Week 0 Aug 27-29, Sept 1 At-home Primer – Programming fundamentals
Week 1 Sept 3-5, 8 Linux, Logic and Programming
Week 2 Sept 10-12, 15 Supervised Learning with Python, Spark and Zeppelin
Week 3 Sept 17-19, 22 Deep Learning with Tensorflow
Week 4 Sept 24-26, 29 Deep Learning with Tensorflow (week 2)
Week 5 Oct 1-3, 6 Project Assignment, Agile Methodology Overview, Building out Project
Week 6 Oct 8-10, 13 Build out Project
Week 7 Oct 15-17, 20 Build out Project
Week 8 Oct 22-24, 27 Build out Project, Deploy on Hadoop cluster using Hortonworks Data Platform, Present Project  
Mack Hendricks

Mack Hendricks

ai visionary - machine maker

Mack obtained a Bachelor and Masters of Science in Computer Science from Oakland Univ. He has worked for large Silicon Valley-based companies for most of his 20-year career, including 5 years at Sun Microsystems and 10 years at Oracle Corporation. In parallel, Mack has built companies in the restaurant and technology sector. One primary principle driving Mack is setting up a framework that allows generational wealth to grow and be passed down to his kids, grandkids, great grandkids and so on.
Jeseekia Vaughn

Jeseekia Vaughn

curriculum - meta developer

Jeseekia is a Software Engineer, primarily focused on full stack web application development. Through her company Fully Developed, LLC she services clients using various languages including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, PHP, and SQL. She is an avid learner, currently training in Artificial Intelligence Engineering. Jeseekia is passionate about exposing others to engineering and development through teaching and mentoring.
Aubrey Agee

Aubrey Agee

business development - strategic partnerships

Aubrey has spent 13 years in the tech entrepreneurial space by launching tech ventures, organizing tech training and creating hackathons.  As the Director of Innovation Warriors at Wayne State University he has reached over 4,000 participants in their exploration of entrepreneurship. Aubrey has guided 800 individuals to generate their own business models and helped over 200 businesses launch. Over 100 ventures are generating revenue within the seven years of Aubrey’s leadership over the Innovation Warriors.

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