I’ve mentored about 165 projects during the last five years at the companies where I work. The people who built those project all got jobs (mostly). The more I talk to companies interviewing today, the more apparent it is: A portfolio project is decisive when making hiring judgments. Jeremy Howard recommends it. Andrew Ng recommends […]
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I’m Jose; I run Data Science Retreat and AI Deep Dive, a 3-month school that takes pretty advanced machine learners and gets them to work together with mentors to produce a killer deep learning portfolio project. We want these projects to have social impact (example: a malaria microscope). I’ve been doing startups for 10 years. […]
This post should give you an insider view of how it feels to be in the market for a deep learning engineer job. I have interviewed thousands of people in machine learning in the last five years; for deep learning, only a few dozens in the last year; I’ve been paying attention to the market, who goes where, salaries etc. It’s enough for me to form an impression.
If you go and take a relaxed, well paid, 9–5 early in your career, you are getting paid to forgo the growth in your capabilities. Ok, that’s fine, many people take that deal. More so in Germany, the number one country in the risk aversion scale (well, it would be off the scale if there […]
Quick brain dump of reasons. Some may be obvious, but I’m just not sure how much people know about Berlin: – Cheap, very cheap, living costs compared to other capitals. Rents are rising steadily, better move sooner than later – Inexpensive restaurants, you can have a decent lunch for 5.5 EUR in any part of […]