| ||Ask HN: How to gain practical machine learning skills?|
20 points by LDGcSmefqM on Dec 31, 2018 | hide | past | favorite | 7 comments |
|TLDR: I know the theoretical side of things in ML but lack practical experience. How can I fix that?|
I am a CS student graduating in about half a year. I have taken a few ML classes in school. All of them went deep into the math (i.e., I know how things work, mostly) but very light on the "practical tricks" (i.e., I don't know how/where to use them). As a result, I do not have much experience writing code for ML stuff (save for some very simple assignments). For e.g., I have not used things like TensorFlow and PyTorch before.
What is your advice for me to gain practical ML skills? My gut feelings is that I need to do some exercises (a la leetcode). Where can I find these exercises? What other resources (e.g., books, courses, blogs, etc) should I look into?
Thanks and happy new year. :)
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