Easing Back into Practical Machine LearningPublished on: Nov 22, 2022
It’s been just over 14 months since I earned my Tensorflow Developer certificate and 11 since I got my PMML cert, and I’ve done shockingly little with that knowledge outside of work. I’d say that life has been tumultuous over that period, but doing so would border awfully close to an excuse.
One thing that I’ve learned over the years is that mental skills atrophy just like muscles. And just like exercise, I’m easing myself into re-learning how to use those muscles by way of a workbook. My self-learning style involves a lot of taking notes as I go, recording my self-dialogue, and enabling a back-and-forth with myself forming and testing both hypotheses and criticism.
So far I’m through the first two and a half chapters of the book, though I’m anticipating that pace slowing as the chapters get more complicated. I’d like to finish the book by the end of the year, and with upcoming vacations, that’s actually possible.
The goal outcome is to turn the contained exercises into portfolio items, and finally add a few more items to my projects tab.