"Machine Learning"

My current job doesn’t allow me to work from outside the US.

My plan has been to get one that does, and move to Europe. I really haven’t been looking too hard, but the closest I ever got was when I ran into the economics department valedictorian from college. He went to Chicago to get a PhD, and I went to DC to chase policy dreams. Now he works for a Navy contractor here in DC. He saw that I posted on his FB that I was looking for a remote-from-outside-the-US job. He was looking for someone, and got a commission if they hired, and asked for my resume. He looked at it, said that in my career, I’ve mostly been compiling data instead of drawing inferences from it, which was more what they were looking for.

So he sent off my resume to another department that was looking for programmers. But they said they wanted someone who knew “machine learning.” So my data science skills were insufficient.

A couple of days ago, my mom said that if I couldn’t find that type of remote job, she’d hire me for 70K. Less than what I make now, but if that’s a ticket to Europe, then it’s worth it. But then she told me last night that she’s winding her business down and retiring this year, so that’s a no-go.

Have whoever is buying your mom’s business (what is it?) hire you on as consultant.
No matter what there’s gotta be remote work abroad jobs out there.


That’s a good idea. Forgot to say my mom is an accountant, so I’m not qualified to “consult” for anybody, but maybe I can do for them what I’d do for her.

have her deal with the buyer to include you at least for a year

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Why don’t you take over?

Edit: should have kept reading

I got a kindy in Banqiao needs a teacher.

I asked my dad to hire me to live in Europe but he doesn’t need the grass cut yet.


Where is all the “Machine Learning” talk? I came here for that.


Sign up for github’s co-pilot ($100 USD a year), open up your visual studio and start by typing in what you want to do in the comment, and watch co-pilot complete your program line by line.

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So you are data scientist? How much of code can you write? What is your bachelor background.

Go regular path. Try to apply for a job at American companies in Switzerland. With right degree 100k to 130k max is possible. Otherwise companies in Malta they are always searching for programmers. But salaries are closer to 50k or even lower. When is your first job it doesn’t matter. They can speak English there.
Also hard is easy to get remote job in Romania. Will have to open own company probably and sponsor yourself visa. It cost like 5k max. But later on can optimize taxes a lot, so will be way lower than 50%. Should be closer to 20%

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Bachelors is in economics and political science. Masters in applied mathematics.

Easy or hard?

She wants me to do that (get EA license), but I don’t want to go that route. Taxes are boring.

Boring but profitable if she was going to pay you 70k.

Easy when you can write a code and have porfolio on git hub. Otherwise hard.

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If you are serious, please explain what the hell you’re talking about.


Basically, the AI pretty much knows what you want to do by the filenames, comments, and partial codes you write. Co-pilot not only gives you line by line suggestion, auto-complete a line or even a function at a time, it also evaluates the values without compiling the program.


I know Python, R, and SAS. I don’t know how much I know in relation to everyone else.

American company would be easiest because I already have citizenship and work authorization.

Do some simple Pytorch or Tensorflow projects. Start with the basics. Clean your data. Create a model. Do some predictions. You can start with training data that is known to be usable, such as the dataset of who was on the Titanic. You can find that online. Then have your model predict who is going to die.

Then next try some number recognition. There is an image dataset with hand-written numbers that you can find online.

Then try your hand at super-resolution. Start with high-res images. Convert them to low-res. Then train your model. Try to predict the high-res images from the low-res images.

Then try to improve your models and read up a lot on the mathematics behind it and try to get better at aspects of the whole process (cleaning, processing, training, predicting). Some years later you will be very useful in any data science project.


Thanks. That sounds like a lot, so I think it’d behoove me to find a Python job that’s not machine learning for now. Just clean data, learn Pytorch and Tensorflow.

The mathematics part sounds really interesting though. My professor (with whom I still keep in touch) told me about homology group. And there’s principle component analysis.

Regression and Calc III I already know.