Leapfrogging technical skills
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yitchTechie
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Leapfrogging technical skills

by yitch

Too many things to learn

Not enough time, energy and motivation to learn it all

Focus on the relevant

Work backwards and focus on what you need a year from now

Deep learning

Tensorflow or Teano (for local machines)

Natural Language Processing APIs

Watson on Bluemix (By IBM), Google Speech Recognition

Containerize

Docker

Visualize

D3.js

Build the pieces

They will fit together in due time

Gaps will fill themselves

Be a recursive package manager actively looking for missing pieces whenever you are stumped

Never stop looking to the future

Continue to generate the roadmap of learning to stay relevant

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sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
a year agoReply
@yitch It's true here as well that most products don't end up going anywhere (most don't turn into startups), but I think that's okay. There are plenty that usually finish building their project and thus learn something new, like a new language, a new API, a new framework, etc. etc.

yitchTechie
a year agoReply
@sydney, disagree. Seen too many with half baked products that don't go anywhere (at least in Singapore) it could be our skill sets are lower that is possible

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
a year agoReply
I think hackathons end up being very good for this. where the goal is to ship something that's working

yitchTechie
a year agoReply
@jeremiah, illogical as it sounds :p I think for the learning journey it could make sense to learn the latest and fill in the gaps along the way instead of the slow process of learning from ground up

a year agoReply
So you're saying that if I start learning coding i should jump into D3 and NLP?? :O O_O