My sister Devin was a big fan of having a theme. I try to follow her lessons.
My IG account has had two major themes. Now a third. With a new name.
1. ⚫The thread that ties the initial images together…is DNA. And my #BRCA1
genetic mutation. I wanted to have a different outcome than my mother and sister. I wanted to survive to share their lessons. There are photos of that time
2. ⚫My cousin was discouraged to pursue Mathematics as her college major. Mostly by people unaware of the access, career choices and opportunities the degree could provide. Unaware of what it has given me
So I showed her an exhaustive list of pathways. On Instagram. I also joined Howard University’s Math club. I wanted to stay informed and pass along the resources from our HBCU networks
#NeuralNetworks #GetIt? #Sorry
3. ⚫Now it is already Junior year. She knows where she can work. (Anywhere). And I guess the entire world now knows....that At Least NASA hires Math majors #HiddenFigures
And thanks to that former Google Employee, the entire world now knows….ONLY 20% of Google’s technical employees are Women.
ONLY 1% of Google’s technical EMPLOYEES are Black
So like 2 Black women work there
But I don’t want my cousin to be discouraged. There is a NEW opening. That guy who faked Actually having a PhD… did get fired
So my Third theme is the Technical Interview
We are starting interview prep. NOW
As Andrew Ng Says:
One picture to keep in mind is that, I think, setting up your dev set, plus, your single real number evaluation metric, that's like placing a target and telling your team where you think is the bull's eye you want to aim at
Because, what happens once you've established that dev set and the metric is that, the team can iterate very quickly, try different ideas, run experiments and very quickly evaluate classifiers and try to pick the best one
So, machine learning teams are often very good at shooting different arrows into targets and iterating to get closer and closer to hitting the bullseye