Data Engineer at GE
I went to DataWorkshop to study, and to review what I knew about Machine Learning so far.
Mostly, I was interested in getting to know Kaggle
and gaining practical skills, such as using Jupyter Notebooks
and writing algorithms there. It is worth to emphasize that Vladimir runs the workshop in such way that it is possible easily follow him without special preparation
Thanks to clear instructions for workshop preparation, I built the Anaconda
environment and installed basic Python packages for machine learning.
During the workshops I learned how Python libraries work in Data Science and what they serve. Till that period I lost a lot of time to build the environment, choose Python version and libraries that are supported per version. Workshops (and preparation for workshops) helped me to deal with it in a very short time.
Workshops take place in nice places and have a pleasant atmosphere and teamwork
. Vladimir has very good approach, he starts with little difficulty and gradually diversifies the examples and develops the main problem, encourages questions and discussions.
Workshops convinced me that it is worth to explore Data Science, get interested in Kaggle
and what is important, this is not unreachable if you devote time to it. They motivated me to continue to develop, and thus to change jobs. Nowadays I work as a Data Engineer at General Electric.
I would recommend workshops to anyone who is interested in Data Science and wants to learn how to define a problem and sort it out
. If you like asking questions and looking for answers, I would highly recommend it.