this week had more deadlines than days and I’m severely jetlagged. However, this is the 100th issue of this newsletter! How could I not share more awesome things?! Let’s dive into some machine learning!
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I’m currently writing this from Dubai airport on my way back from Singapore. I was invited to hold a talk at the applied machine learning conference of the mathematical institute (IMS) at the national university of Singapore. I presented a lot of work from my colleagues in including machine learning into operational weather forecasts.
That talk went so well that the Centre for Climate Change Singapore invited me to give an in-depth version of the talk spontaneously on Friday. Couldn’t pass up that opportunity now, could I? So I held a lovely presentation there and discussed the unique challenges operational forecasts present in weaving in machine learning.
We just made the registration website for the Massive Online Open Course for machine learning in weather and climate public. This has been an incredible amount of work and we’re very proud of the work that went into this from ECMWF. I would absolutely not mind if you shared this one on social media to get the work out. Best thing? It’s free and open to anyone!
Skillshare just changed their payments from a revenue share like Youtube to a “teacher fund” like Tiktok and it cut my royalties in half. I think this is a terrible move and will probably lead to a teacher exodus. Before, we had a benefit in actively growing the platform, now, existing teachers lose out for each new teacher and course. Hank Green has a great video on the problems with the Tiktok system.
Finally, I finished the reviews for the SSI fellowship applications for 2023. It was so nice seeing all these talented applicants and they really didn’t make it easy to rank who I think is my favourite over another candidate. Can’t wait to see what comes off this.
I bought a super fancy neck pillow for travelling after I really strained my back and neck trying to sleep on the plane. Is it low-key a neckbrace? Yes. Am I getting old? Also yes, but it was time to surpass my ego and just get the right tools for me to snooze on the flights I currently take.
mlnotify on Linkedin and it was quite popular. A little tool I shared with this newsletter 6 months ago!
In Case You Missed It: I figured out how to create task sequences in Notion, which I think is an ADHD-friendly way to split up tasks and combat the inertia and procrastination we often feel.
Post them on Twitter and Tag me. I’d love to see what you come up with. Then I can include them in the next issue!