Monthly Archives: October 2011

Waterloo fails a lot of students, and that’s okay

Part 1: Waterloo fails a lot of studnets majoring in Computer Science. A lot! When I was attending, you needed to maintain a 65% major average, and every class kept it’s averages under 70%. In my first year, I was enrolled in Software Engineering … Continue reading

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The Math class I never had

As I get deeper into AI, I realize that there was a math class I never had which would have been incredibly valuable as an undergrad. This class should have been day 1 of my undergrad, perhaps repeated every year, and certainly addressed for 20-30… Continue reading

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Know anything, but know it well

When we interview for technical ability here at ThinkNear, we are seeking raw talent. Raw, not to mean that you???re lacking experience, or applied ability, but to mean that underneath everything you can do, there is real, innate talent. The thought… Continue reading

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Know anything, but know it well

When we interview for technical ability here at ThinkNear, we are seeking raw talent. Raw, not to mean that you???re lacking experience, or applied ability, but to mean that underneath everything you can do, there is real, innate talent. The thought… Continue reading

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The Username is Dead

I just went to pay my bill on the LADWP (don’t worry about it), and I didn’t know what my username was. I have had a few over the years. Turns out the one I had used for this side was ‘jehinnegan’. In order to be reminded of this, I had to supply … Continue reading

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Advice to AI/Big Data New Grads

I posted on Hacker News today about trying to hire AI/big-data people, and what we’re looking for (shameless plug: we’re hiring careers.thinknear.com). Aomeone sent me an email asking about how to get into the field from college. Here was his ques… Continue reading

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To All Colleges and Universities

A public service message to all colleges and universities: On your main landing page, please provide a place/link/message for prospective employers. A link like ‘hire’, ‘recruit’, something that takes employers to a page that teaches us how to get… Continue reading

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