Hey folks 🎉
This newsletter is now one year old! So let’s take this issue to look back on a year full of machine learning motivation, data science dabbling, and Python programming.
In this anniversary edition, I will share the most popular links from the last year. See what the community was interested in and what you may have missed before joining!
Look below for the anniversary giveaway. There’s a secret code that gives you extra entries to win! I have AWS credit, books, and access to my courses lined up as prizes. None of it sponsored, I’m afraid, only things I’d want to win myself.
The Latest Fashion
Python finally getting a switch statement was up there. Kaggle’s 30 Days of ML was well-received. Did anyone participate? And, of course, the fantastic data-describe package to make data science a bit easier.
My Current Obsession
This week I’ve mainly been obsessed about this newsletter anniversary. I’m incredibly proud of the consistency I have shown and happy that so many people have decided to join in. There are currently 124 people joining in and reading along.
I have published the e-book Understanding Machine Learning Validation and give it away as a sign-up bonus. This announcement has been incredibly popular, and your feedback has helped me improve the book and made me incredibly proud. One data science graduate told me it was the first time they understood overfitting.
I have shared a few personal links over time. The most popular ones were my PhD defence, the announcement of my first keynote speech, and all of you were curious to check out my new place of work, the ECMWF.
Thing I Like
Funnily, my new pop socket for my phone and my new dishwasher were the most interesting to everyone. Happy to say that they both still make my life a lot easier.
Machine Learning Insights
In the course of this newsletter, I wrote about
- The Winning Lottery Ticket hypothesis
- Handling massive datasets for machine learning
- Why the R^2 score matters.
- Cheaters in games and how machine learning is the newest form of cheat
and many more.
People loved the video about trolling cheaters with fake cheats.
Hot off the Press
I have also tried something new this week. I made short-form videos for Tiktok about machine learning. I thought about using these to answer the question of the week.
I want to celebrate this newsletter anniversary with you. I’m giving away AWS cloud credit, books, and course access. I promised I wouldn’t share your email; hence, I’m organising this giveaway over the professional gleam.io platform. Joining the giveaway is completely free, of course. This newsletter issue contains a secret code to give you a few extra tickets.
Question of the Week
- What was your favourite link from this year of Late to the Party?
Please post your answer on Twitter and Tag me. I’d love to see what you come up with. Then I can include them in the next issue!
Tidbits from the Web
- It looks like everyone loves a good personality test. This was by far the most visited link from this section. I get it. I love a good personality test.
- thanaverage.xyz is up there as well. We all like to know where we place compared to others.
- And, of course, the Glitterbomb vs Porch Pirates video from Mark Rober. Who can resist a hefty dose of glitter?
The secret code is
L4T3-T0-TH3-P4RTY. Thanks for sticking around so long!