Computer scientist and ML expert Santiago Valdarrama (@svpino on Twitter) recently tweeted a list of 20 fundamental questions that you need to ace before getting a Machine Learning job. Claiming:
“Almost every company will ask these to weed out non-prepared candidates. You don’t want to show up unless you are comfortable having a discussion about all of these.”
When we train machine learning models we use data that is either labeled or unlabeled. In Supervised learning, the data we use to train the model is labeled.
At the start of 2019 I enrolled full-time in the Data Science and Machine Learning program at Lambda School — an intense, nine month long coding bootcamp.
After graduating, racking up a considerable amount of data science/analytics projects over the course of the program, and interning at 2 small startups… the job search began. I’m going to show you my entire job search from start to finish as a college dropout and coding bootcamp graduate looking for my first job in the tech industry.
Timeline: October 2020 — July 2021 (9 months)
Total # applications sent: 150–200
Total # rejected applications…
In school most people are taught to read word-by-word but doing this fails to take advantage of your peripheral vision. For instance, if you focus HERE, you can still see the rest of your computer screen or phone. The same goes for words in a book. The goal is to keep your fixation point in the middle third of the page like in the visualization below and let your peripherals read words outside those imaginary lines. You can move through each line faster and after a little practice, this won’t affect your comprehension at all.
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“There’s a healthier way of thinking about creativity that the musician Brian Eno refers to as “scenius.” Under this model, great ideas are often birthed by a group of creative individuals — artists, curators, thinkers, theorists, and other tastemakers — who make up an “ecology of talent.” If you look back closely at history, many of the people who we think of as lone geniuses were actually part of “a whole scene of people who were supporting each other, looking at each…
The Problems with Handwriting OCRs and Our Solution
StorySquad is a “gaming” platform that turns your child into a reader, writer, and illustrator. It encourages creation and is an alternative to Fortnite and YouTube that children enjoy and parents trust. Each week we send our users a short story to read. Then kids write their own story based on the characters they just read about and draw an illustration (on actual paper to reduce screen time and encourage sustained focus). …
In the first half of 2020 more than 50% of all email traffic on the planet was spam. Spammers typically receive 1 reply for every 12,500,000 emails sent which doesn’t sound like much until you realize more than 15 billion spam emails are being sent each and every day. Spam is costing businesses 20–200 billion dollars per year and that number is only expected to grow.
What can we do to save ourselves from spam???
In probability theory and statistics, Bayes’ theorem (alternatively Bayes’s theorem, Bayes’s law or Bayes’s rule) describes the probability of an event, based on prior knowledge…
Dengue viruses are spread to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species (Ae. aegypti or Ae. albopictus) mosquito. Dengue is common in more than 100 countries around the world. Forty percent of the world’s population, about 3 billion people, live in areas with a risk of dengue. Dengue is often a leading cause of illness in these areas.
I’ll be using data from San Juan, Puerto Rico and Iquitos, Peru to predict the total cases of dengue fever infections for each week. Let’s start out by looking at the total cases of dengue plotted against a time series.
Why has there been an increase in traffic fatalities over the last 10 years while the rate of seat belt use has gone up and car safety features have improved? Why does it seem that driving is safer than it was 10 years ago but your chances of dying are higher? Is it us?