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Some things I'd like to see at WWDC 2021

So, WWDC starts on Monday, June 7, and I can unashamedly say it’s one of my most anticipated developer events of the year. I enjoy all Apple keynotes (despite sometimes being just a little too self-congratulatory), and the WWDC one is my favorite. It’s best when they focus on features in each of their new versions of iOS, macOS, iPadOS, etc., an...

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Tips for getting a job in tech - Part Three - The Interview

It’s all come together. Your resume passed through the system. Your networking got you noticed. Now it’s time for…the interview! Now all companies will interview differently, so I’m going to focus on what I’m more experienced in, and that is how larger companies tend to fill specific spots. And that’s with an initial screen by a recruiter, foll...

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Tips for getting a job in tech - Part Two - Networking

Following on from Part One where we discussed resumes or CVs, let’s now explore another part of job hunting that is very different in the tech world: networking. And no, I don’t mean doing stuff over the internet or a LAN. It’s about getting to know people and having people get to know you. Networking is generally a powerful tool in any job hunt...

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Tips for getting a job in tech - Part One - Your Resume

A few tips to explore how to build a better resume. This advice won’t guarantee you to pass any tech interview, but many common pitfalls cause people to fail. As always, free advice is seldom cheap, so this might involve you spending quite a bit of effort! :) Keywords and Filtering Let’s start with the first and most obvious one: Your resume or...

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Jobs in ML - Getting the TensorFlow Certificate

Almost daily, I get asked on LinkedIn what skills somebody needs to get a job in ML. It’s not an easy question to answer because almost everybody hiring in ML will require different skills. So I wanted to approach it a little differently and explore what skills one needs to build a platform for a career in ML. Skills to be an ML Developer But ...

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Learning TensorFlow.js - Book Review

I was delighted to get an advance copy of Gant Laborde’s “Learning TensorFlow.js” from O’Reilly and privileged to have written the foreword. Gant has done something special with this book. In just 300 pages, he takes you end-to-end, in-depth through everything you need to know from an introduction to AI, understanding tensors, using them in the...

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Vaccine Updates and Volunteering

The Covid-19 pandemic has been (hopefully) a once-in-a-lifetime experience. My heart goes out to countries that are still suffering, but I’m super encouraged by the progress we have made in the USA. I have been volunteering regularly at vaccination clinics, and it’s been a privilege to be a part of the solution. I wanted to share some stats tha...

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Imperial College interview me!

I just discovered this video and had forgotten about it! It’s a fun interview with Doctor Kevin Webster of Imperial College in London, talking about TensorFlow 2. Amongst other things, we discuss my unlikely start in AI, way back in 1992! This was filmed as part of the TensorFlow 2 specialization from Imperial College, which I strongly recomme...

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