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FiftyOne Computer Vision Community Update – November 2023

Welcome to the monthly blog series where we bring you up to speed on recent happenings in the FiftyOne community and celebrate noteworthy milestones. 🙌 🚀

Happy 5th Birthday, Voxel51!

Voxel51 Inc. was started on October 18, 2018 to enable developers, scientists, and organizations to build high-quality visual AI datasets and computer vision models. Today our company turns five years old!

It’s incredible to look back since our company’s fourth birthday and see all the new milestones we have to celebrate. In this post, we share some of our biggest moments over the past year so you can catch up on interesting news and topics you may have missed, or revisit some of your favorites.

Community Spotlights

We love hearing how FiftyOne helps you solve challenges and reach new heights! Curious what sorts of use cases are possible with FiftyOne? Here’s a highlight from the open source FiftyOne community.

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We use FiftyOne Teams to organize, select, display, and share our data which has led to better collaboration with and understanding of our large volume of data. FiftyOne Teams enables us to gain insights such as identifying and understanding data problems early, hypothesis validation, and dataset management overall. This has led to better solution engineering and better testing for the products and services we deliver to our customers.

Lanny Lin

Sr. Director of AI and Data Science

Community Rewards

community rewards swag collage

Is your organization using FiftyOne to solve interesting computer vision problems? Share your success story and claim a box of community rewards as a thank you!

Product Releases

In October there were a few point releases to both the open source and Teams versions of FiftyOne. Here are the links to the releases learn more:

Open Source FiftyOne

FiftyOne Teams

FiftyOne on GitHub

GitHub is home to the open source FiftyOne project. Here’s the latest snapshot of what’s happening in the FiftyOne GitHub repo:

  • Total stars: 5,300+
  • Total contributors: 75
  • Total used by: 405
  • Total forks: 430
  • Total issues closed so far: 947

FiftyOne Community Slack

The FiftyOne Community Slack channel is where you can join more than 2,100 machine learning engineers and data scientists using FiftyOne to improve the quality of their computer vision data and build better models. Ask questions, answer questions, or simply follow along with the discussion!

To make it easy to catch the highlights, every Friday we recap interesting questions and answers from Slack in Tips & Tricks blog series. Recent posts include:

Computer Vision Meetups

Voxel51 sponsors 13 virtual Computer Vision Meetups and 12 AI, Machine Learning and Data Science Meetups around the world. (To join, visit the Meetup links and scroll down to find the location friendliest to your time zone.)

The Computer Vision Meetups are geared towards data scientists, machine learning engineers, and open source enthusiasts who want to expand their knowledge of computer vision and complementary technologies. We put an emphasis on open source software, and speakers who are computer vision practitioners or academics doing research in the field. This month’s Meetups include:

Nov 2 Computer Vision Meetup

Register for the Meetup!

  • Foundation Models for Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – Michael Wornow at Stanford University
  • Exploring the Two Headed Classifier Use Case – Argo Saakyan at Veryfi
  • Using AI to Test Software, Techniques and Tools – Justin Trugman at

Recapping Previous Meetups

If you missed any of last month’s Meetups, you can get the executive summaries and links to the video playbacks here:

Upcoming Computer Vision Events

In addition to Meetups, we invite you to join us for one or more of these upcoming events:

New Docs, Blogs, Videos, and Tutorials

We want everyone to be successful with FiftyOne, and one of the ways we try to do that is by publishing resources that you might find helpful and handy. Here’s a list of some of the new documentation, blogs, videos, tutorials, integrations, and cheat sheets that you may want to check out.

Recent Blogs

Recent Videos

Voxel51’s Commitment to Open Source and Community

Open source, transparency, and giving back to the computer vision community is what we are all about! Whether it’s developing the open source FiftyOne computer vision toolset to help engineers and data scientists build high-quality datasets and models, sponsoring Meetups to help members boost their computer vision knowledge, or giving to charitable causes on behalf of the community, Voxel51 is committed to bringing transparency and clarity to the world’s data.