Hi Team 5,
this is Eren, the project lead for Team 5. I have been somewhat delayed with a formal introduction to you because I was still trying to workout the details before the official start of the session which will happen tomorrow morning. I am a data scientist working at a tech startup in Brooklyn, so morning to me maybe night to you. When I refer to a time if I don’t specify a time zone assume that it’s EST.
I am planning a zoom meeting tomorrow at 11am EST for us all to all meet and do a quick team building exercise. I am a big fan of face to face interactions so I want everyone in the team to join and I’ll leave the bulk of the project introduction to that session. However before we delve into the details tomorrow I suggest you take a look at Kunal’s introduction video here: Kunal’s Intro. The video is a great overview of not just our project but machine learning in general.
We will be working on an amazing project in NLP using BERT. I am super excited since I usually work with media assets or metadata and this will be a great experience for me to learn from. This ability to make this a ‘good learning experience’ is what I define to be my job. I have already graduated and led a couple of projects in the industry, so I could always teach you some of what I’ve learned. However more so than a teacher I want to be a facilitator. I think machine learning is easily self taught when the appropriate situation is created. If you have any questions regarding the project you can reach me at any time in the day using my mentorchains email: email@example.com .
We will be working using Git and I’m setting up a repository for us here: Git Repo. The repo is public for now since I’m not sure if all of you got your mentor chains accounts yet, but once we start coding we’ll give you all participant access and turn the repo private. If any of this is just going over your head don’t fret we can go over python, github and all the different resources tomorrow. What I really require from you is confirmation that you can attend a zoom meeting tomorrow at 11am EST. If you have trouble using Zoom or the timing doesn’t work for you please respond promptly so that we can accommodate for everyone. As long as everyone is onboard with this plan I will send a link to a zoom meeting soon as a followup to this initial message.
See you soon,
Note: once you get your mentorchains emails sign up to the slack workspace and respond to this thread with your information so I can add you to the ML Team 5 slack channel.