99% Invisible (99pi) is a podcast “about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.” And it’s one of my favorites.
Occasionally, an episode will focus entirely on a new book that caught the eye of the podcast team. The few titles I’ve read after they were introduced on the show were fascinating, enjoyable reads that I would not have come across otherwise. Books like The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. …
DataTorch is a web-based machine learning data annotation tool. In November I needed to annotate images for a computer vision model for the final project in my data science bootcamp. I had never created a computer vision model, or image training data, from scratch before and needed to find a program that was quick to get started, relatively intuitive to use, and easy to share the work with my project partners. DataTorch checked all those boxes.
The DataTorch platform is still under development so the user documentation hasn’t been completed yet. There is a short video from the CEO outlining…
Hey you, yes you, I see you there
in business shirt and underwear
An “office” on the kitchen table
tripping over charger cables
2020 sure was rough
dealing with the covid stuff
So even though we may not like
when we forget to mute our mics
Or have our conference videos
full of kiddo cameos
Moving bed-desk-bed 24/7
while battling seasonal depression
Then notifications in our dreams
to keep checking Slack and Teams
Hopefully we learned some grace
working in pandemic space
So for doing your part with all last year threw
I wish you the best. Cheers, thank you.
Did you know that when a Zoom meeting is recorded the chat is saved as well (including the private messages)? I recently called in to the annual meeting of a research organization I was a part of during my master’s. In parallel to the great presentations we had an excellent discussion going on in the chat box.
When I think of a Zoom recording I normally only consider the video recording but all sorts of information is contained in the chat transcript as well! New project ideas, interesting web pages, insightful questions. Not to mention the insights about the speakers…
In August, I was nearly brought to tears trying to write my first Python function. By November, fellow classmate Matteo Jucker Riva and I presented results from a deep learning computer vision algorithm we had created to help researchers from the University of Zurich and ETH study climate change in Switzerland.
The Propulsion Academy Data Science Bootcamp can be divided into two parts. Part one, a two-month long cram session beginning with the review of an entire semester’s worth of statistics in six days and ending with us creating artificial neural networks for natural language processing. But employers care not…