Focus On: Joe Goodall, from sports science to computer science via Udacity Nanodegree

Keeping up with changing technology means constantly learning and evolving and acquiring new skills. After all, the Fourth Industrial Revolution isn’t going to revolutionise itself. Machine learning is one of hottest topics in the tech world right now, and there’s a big chance that eventually most of the tech we use will have an element of machine learning. Luckily, there’s no one size fits all approach acquiring new knowledge and expanding your skill set, and many developers don’t follow a traditional university path into the field.

Joe comes from a sports science background and got into coding through Google AcademyHe’s continued utilising various online courses to continue developing his skills, and recently completed a Udacity Nanodegree in Machine Learning.

The course was taught in Python, a coding language Joe didn’t have much previous experience in, although he didn’t find this a disadvantage. Before he began studying, Joe described his perceptions of what he thought the nanodegree would entail:

“I knew a bit about machine learning before I started the course, but it’s still quite an obscure subject. A lot of people have a perception of what machine learning ist -me included, and I definitely knew it at a certain level. “

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