As is tradition with every new blog, one writes the first post to announce it to the world. So to say it's a
After finishing my Ph.D. and taking some time to sort things out, I feel the need to start this project and document some of my learnings and share some of my insights. Having a blog in my years of working in geoscience has been invaluable, so I think it is appropriate to continue this journey here on data science, Python, and machine learning.
I am now 25 issues into writing a newsletter about interesting things in Python and machine learning. The feedback and engagement I get from writing this little weekly snippet of the internet have been amazing. I was genuinely missing the curiosity and wonder that come from this kind of creativity. Writing the newsletter has rekindled this flame, and I hope this blog will be another outlet to fan this flame.
If you're interested, you can find my newsletter Late to the Party here or in the sidebar.
I plan to talk about machine learning. I just rediscovered my lightning talk from Euroscipy 2018, where I already talked about the importance of cross-validation. I've recently started sharing some Python tips on social media, which was very enjoyable too. Obviously, this will be tied together by data science and the occasional statistical insight. I do tend to think a lot about systems, society, and social structures. These will show up here and there, maybe in some thoughts on hiring and job search. I did not start out as a data scientist/machine learning engineer but come from a geoscience background. The opportunities I had to speak to students and alumni about my career transition have all been fantastic.
Let's see what this will become! Let me know what you think either way.