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Location: Dallas, TX
Willing to Relocate: No
Technologies: MOOCs, EdTech and online education (in the technology and programming space), specifically with experiences in content/curriculum development and product management.
email: lee.chenghan at gmail.com
-- Was one of the early employees at Udacity and helped design and teach 3 online courses on Parallel Programming, Data Science, and Java
-- Lead the design and implementation of the Data Science Nanodegree at Udacity
-- Looking for remote consulting and/or contracting opportunities
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Hi, I was in a similar situation to you last year. I was working as backend developer and took the online course on Machine Learning on Coursera and realised that I want to work on Machine Learning in the future.
One of the myths is that you can learn to use toolkits and programming languages (R, Python) and become eligible for Machine Learning jobs (I certainly couldn't). It's only when you begin to understand the underlying maths behind the algorithms, you can be successful in interviews.
I would say getting another degree is the best way to go about it since it is very much an academic field. However, if that is not an option, I'd recommend looking at some online courses such as:
In addition, I would supplement the courses with a good Machine Learning textbook such as [Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning by Bishop].