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Machine Learning can be intimidating. I know this at first hand. The first time I was given an assignment at work involving Machine Learning, it didn’t really go well. I dove into it without having any background on the subject, and my code was just all over the place. I thought Machine Learning was just about plugging data into a model and then getting your results back. Yes, those steps are involved, but there is so much more to it.

In an effort to gain a background on Machine Learning, or at least some idea on how it is properly…

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Do you remember what it felt like the first time you rode a bike without training wheels on? It feels slow at first. You’re falling down a lot and you’re struggling to gain your balance.

Whenever you’re learning something new in programming, it’s like learning to ride a bike all over again. You have your training wheels on, which usually involves following someone code and repeating after that person in your own code editor. This is a such common experience in the programming world, that there’s even a word for it — “code-along” tutorials.

Following code-along tutorials is a great…

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When I was first learning how to code, I often relied on stories like this as sources of inspiration to keep me going. It gave me a sense of hope to hear that other people were also trying to learn how to code and actually switching career paths. It made me believe that it was possible for me too. Sometimes, I even imagined what I would say when I finally reach that goal. Now, I don’t have to imagine anymore, I get to share that story with you guys today.

A little background on me. I did not graduate with…

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Learning to code, growing up, and figuring out life.

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