Two Months of Machine Learning

December 13, 2021

For the past two months, I've been studying machine learning.

What I've Learned So Far

During my first month of study, I worked through the free online course Practical Deep Learning for Coders created by and felt like I got an excellent broad overview machine learning, with a heavy emphasis on deep neural networks and much lighter treatment of the rest of the space. At the end of that month, I decided I wanted to go even deeper in understanding the fundamentals of neural networks, so I worked through the book Neural Networks and Deep Learning by Michael Nielsen and created a study guide for that material.

What's Next

At this point, I am itching to build and explore. I have waited far, far too long to pick up a project of my own to start practically applying and experimenting with the tools and techniques I've been learning! So for the next month, no more working through courses or textbooks. It's time to build models! Lots and lots and lots of models.

My goal for this third month is to finish at least one (but hopefully several) projects end to end and publish the code and model to share what I've learned.