Ryan Mcandrews

Geo-spatial Analyst http://ryan.robotrodeo.net/geodev/...  
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2021

Aug 30, 2021
Aug 30, 2021
Attended [30 days of ML] by Kaggle
Bummer. Once again I am an almost was. It was fun to imagine applications for XGBoost. It doesn't seem very different from what I am used to for image classification. Of course, only if I am running the linear regression algorithm instead of the random forest algorithm. I have a lot to learn about randomforest hyper parameters.

I cannot run xgboost on the dataset in any form without running out of memory. I also was constantly delayed by lack of access to compute. I get that they are having very high usage right now. I might consider submitting my phone number or budget some money for some hours on GCP. I think I want to be a part of the kaggle community. I feel a little disappointed that I couldn't participate with a free notebook instance.

In any case it was exciting to look at how other people prepare and analyze what is basically unlabeled data. I am used to a more hands on approach with a much deeper understanding of the data. I also feel pretty good that I got close and now I know how to work with a Kaggle dataset and potentially enter a competition. I think that Kaggle is a great place to network with other data scientists and learn from them.

I tried to get involved with kaggle about 3 years ago but was so bored with the process that I moved on to something else. I think the 30 days of ML challenge was well done.
Aug 28, 2021
Aug 28, 2021
Attended [30 days of ML] by Kaggle
I finally got started on the final part of the competition. There are 3 days to go.

It took me about 20 minutes to figure out where to get the data and how to load the dataset. I used a notebook from Sergey Zemskov to figure out how to get things setup. He has a lot of good ideas for doing an EDA very quickly. 

I am finally seeing the value that kaggle offers data scientists. I don't think I have ever looked at how anybody does anything since I was in university.

I think I will be able to boost my geospatial skills this year.
Aug 24, 2021
Aug 24, 2021
Practiced Photography
Vegan cook
I was grilling eggplants to make baba ghanouj, and decided to use it as an opportunity to shoot a still life.
Aug 19, 2021
Aug 19, 2021
Attended [30 days of ML] by Kaggle
I am halfway finished with kaggle 30 days of code. They gave me a certificate for finishing the intermediate machine learning course. I now have two weeks to build a model with XGBoost to predict housing prices in order to complete the challenge.
Aug 18, 2021
Aug 18, 2021
spoke on clubhouse
I was a guest on on #ハナス【ニコハチ英語】

I shared my perspective as an American and learned a little more about Japanese culture. I also helped everyone learn and use phrases related to "enough".
Aug 16, 2021
Aug 16, 2021
Practiced Photography
I took a break and shot some still lifes
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