Former Microsoft App Dev Manager, Tech Leader, AI/ML enthusiast. I occasionally brain dump stuff I've been learning about here.

Kernels Unleashed: Sifting Through Sigmoid, Gaussian RBF, and Polynomial in Machine Learning

Today, we're diving into the fascinating world of kernels in machine learning, specifically focusing on the sigmoid, Gaussian RBF, and polynomial kernels. If you're thinking, "Kernels? Like popcorn?" - well, not quite. In machine learning, kernels are more like magic wands that transform our data in ways that help models, like support vector machines (SVMs), do their thing better.

A Guide To System Design Interviews

So, you've got a system design interview coming up? No sweat! These interviews can seem a bit daunting, but with the right approach, you can totally ace them. We're here to give you the lowdown on what to expect and how to shine. Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to the game, we've got some tips and tricks to help you navigate the world of system design interviews like a champ. Let's dive in!

Building an AI Strategy: Key Considerations for Businesses in 2024

As we zoom into 2024, it's clear that AI isn't just a buzzword anymore - it's a game-changer. But diving into the AI pool can be daunting. Fear not! Let's break down some key considerations for crafting a killer AI strategy that'll keep you ahead of the curve.

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning in Tech Organizations

Today, let's chat about something close to my heart – building a culture of continuous learning in tech organizations. In a field that evolves faster than a superhero in a comic book, staying updated isn't just nice, it's necessary. But what do you do when the folks at the top aren't on board with this learning train?

Predictive Analytics: How Machine Learning Is Shaping the Future of Business

Have you ever wondered how companies seem to know exactly what you want, even before you do? Welcome to the world of predictive analytics, where machine learning (ML) is revolutionizing the way businesses operate and make decisions. In this article I'll break down a few real-life use cases for ML.

Mastering the Art of Prompting Large Language Models: Tips and Tricks

Have you ever felt like you're just not speaking the same language as your large language model (LLM)? You're not alone. Prompting LLMs can sometimes feel like trying to order a fancy coffee in a foreign language café. But fear not! I've got some tips and tricks to help you become a prompting maestro.

Intro to Github Copilot

Ever wish you had a coding buddy who could suggest the next line of code, help you out of a sticky bug situation, or just make coding a bit more fun? Enter GitHub Copilot, your AI-powered coding companion that's changing the game for developers.

ML Models: Finding a Needle in a Haystack

Choosing the right machine learning model can feel like a wild goose chase. There are so many options out there, and picking the perfect one is crucial for your project's success. Think of model selection as trying to strike the perfect balance. You want a model that gets the gist of your data without going overboard (overfitting) or missing the mark (underfitting).So, where do you start?

The Tech Trek Episode 156

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5 Super Useful Azure DevOps Extensions

While Azure DevOps is rapidly growing, with the dev team deploying new features every three weeks, there are still instances where users need functionality that simply don't currently exist. However, thanks in part to Microsoft's recent embrace of open source principals there is a large marketplace of community driven extensions available and since every extension added to the DevOps marketplace is reviewed before being added; you can use them with peace of mind. Below are five of the extensions I've found most useful in no particular order.