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New to the community? Introduce yourself

Marco Aurelio Sánchez SorondoTue February 11, 2020 10:31 AM

  • 1.  New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Thu October 10, 2019 04:51 PM
    Welcome to the AI Learning community group! I am the community manager for the AI Learning group and overall Data Science community, and I look forward to supporting this group by monitoring feedback and questions, providing useful information and tools, and building out a vibrant ecosystem for users to get access to courses and education, share ideas and use cases, ask for advice, and troubleshoot. ​

    A quick tour of what you'll see in the AI learning group: 

    Discussion: As the primary function for community, we invite all of our members to use the discussion board as a place to introduce yourselves, share some background on your experience, ask any questions or advice to other members and experts, or put out a call to action. Since we're brand new, I encourage everyone to reply to this thread with a brief introduction and how you've engaged in AI learning or intend to

    News: Here you'll find an integration of news sources relevant to learning, largely sourced from our community blogs, generated by both members and experts. If you're interested in becoming a blogger on IBM Community, please reach out to me here!  The overall Community platform hosts over 100,000 members across 12+ different topic areas. 

    Learn resources: Want to dig into the skills and training? Start your IBM learning journey here, learn about badging and certifications, and browse articles and expert advice to help you get started in data science and AI. You can also check out the Data Science Community on-demand webinars to further your skillset. Are there any other resources you'd like to see here? 

    Courses: We offer free courses for our community members! Check out our current list of Data Science courses offered by IBM as well as our partner, Coursera. Stay tuned for other learning opportunities, including an open source data science learning curriculum, coordinated by IBM, UPenn and the Linux Foundation, launching soon. Interested in running a course or webinar? Drop me a line. 

    Support:  Ask and answer questions in our discussion forum, get familiar with Coursera, and get Community support. Everything you need to get started on your learning journey is right here at your fingertips.

    You'll also see a leaderboard on the left side of the home page. Earn points for every post that you contribute to or even read. There are plenty of achievement badges to collect!

    Looking forward to getting to know our members and tailoring the AI Learning group to your needs. Thanks for dropping an introduction and any feedback here -- again, welcome!

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    Christina Howell
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  • 2.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Fri October 18, 2019 01:50 PM
    Hey there folks! I'm a Curriculum Architect and Developer doing all sorts of exciting things with AI. Some of you may be familiar with CognitiveClass.ai,  where I worked with a great team to push out a lot of courses on various Open Source technologies. Some of those technologies are a great building block into what you can do to "Infuse" AI into your applications. I'm looking forward to sharing knowledge with the Community but also hoping to learn a lot more about what you all have done with AI and your experiences.

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    Henry Quach
    Curriculum Architect
    IBM
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  • 3.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Fri October 25, 2019 08:55 AM
    Hello all,

    I am currently working as a business analyst and data scientist and wloud be very interested in learning more about Watson functionality and to understand if there is any demo feature to test.

    Regards,
    Davide

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    Farmaa EU
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  • 4.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Mon November 11, 2019 06:37 PM
    Hi @Farmaa EU, we have some great educational resources on Watson and other data science and AI topics. Check out our upcoming webinars here: https://community.ibm.com/community/user/datascience/all-events and browse through our on-demand webinars: https://community.ibm.com/community/user/datascience/events/ondemandwebinars

    If you have anything more specific to ask to the community, feel free to jump over to the data science discussion board - try Global Data Science Forum or Watson Studio - to browse current conversations and reach out to other members!





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    Christina Howell
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  • 5.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Tue January 14, 2020 03:21 AM
    Thank you! Very good recommendations for every new member

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    Paul Glenn
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  • 6.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Thu December 12, 2019 01:32 PM
    Hello:

    If you are referring to Watson studio you can learn and use free by one month the IBM cloud environment at: https://cloud.ibm.com/login?redirect=%2Fresources

    Inside you have many IBM components, One of them is Watson Studio

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    Eng. Marcelo Ripoll
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  • 7.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Mon November 04, 2019 11:29 AM
    Greetings to all. This community is a great opportunity to come together given the endless disparate links and groups that we have, all trying to create cohesiveness. I work with universities, faculty and students with the goal of diminishing the skills gap between what educators offer and industry requires. My specific responsibilities include content development and lab development with a keen eye on the latest updates to our AI services on IBM Cloud plus in-class instructor for the data science and the AI tracks (two of 8 offerings that we have in the Global University Program). This publication with the University of Louisville, highlights a success story that we would like to emulate with as many universities as we come across.

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    Armen Pischdotchian
    IBM Tivoli Enablement
    IBM
    Littleton MA
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  • 8.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Mon November 18, 2019 09:29 AM

    Hello, all. 

    I am a college graduate with a linguistics degree who currently works in law. I am thinking about a career shirt and wondering if technology could be right for me. I am looking forward to learning with you all. 




    Katrina 



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    Katrina James
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  • 9.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Mon November 18, 2019 09:58 AM
    Hello everyone...

    I'm currently working as QA Analyst for IBM Maximo. But I'm studying a lot Data Science and AI. (maybe in a near future I can change my role)
    I'm almost completing the Applied AI courses from coursera and AI Engineering course will be the next challenge.
    It's amazing what we can do with all these techniques. And working with Watson is also amazing! So many tools in the palm of our hands! It's great.
    Thanks guys for the great courses and AI community IBM has and maintain...



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    Tacio Degrazia
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  • 10.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Tue November 26, 2019 12:54 PM
    Hi I am Chethan currently pursuing Bachelor degree in Computer science. I have completed 4 out of 9 courses in IBM data science Professional Certificate. I am soon completing the 5th one also. I have passion to work in the fields of Data Science and AI. Any suggestions from you to improve my skill set to become job ready and to get into your company?

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    Chethan B S
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  • 11.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Tue November 26, 2019 01:41 PM
    Hi @Chethan B S thanks so much for your post, and thanks for being an active participant in the IBM Data Science Professional Certificate program. I'd love to hear some of your feedback on the courses. 

    There are a few folks in the community that you can get some insight on with regards to career planning. Dr. @Lauren Thomas​ is the AI Skills Curriculum Lead at IBM and may be able to share some thoughts on what happens once you complete the program. Feel free to introduce yourself and or join the conversation. ​​ 

    @Miguel Maldonado is another expert in our AI Learning group that could have some input on your question. Here's a little more about him. ​​

    Finally, here's a replay of @Ana Echeverri's webinar, Get AI Certified, Grow Your Data Science Career. Ana might also have some thought to share on career path tips after completion. 

    ​Thanks team for taking some time to address Chethan's question: Any suggestions from you to improve my skill set to become job ready and to get into your company?

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    Christina Howell
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  • 12.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Tue November 26, 2019 01:56 PM
    @Chethan B S, there may also be something here from @Armen Pischdotchian over in our global data science forum. ​​

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    Christina Howell
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  • 13.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Sun December 08, 2019 02:33 PM
    Hello Christina,

    Thanks for your message. I would love to be an IBM blogger so letting you know fyi. 

    I've been developing web technologies since 2001 including social networking platforms starting in 2007. I'm new to AI but reading a lot and learning very fast. I've also got a site up for my first AI project on Unified Field Theory (UFT) & Artificial Intelligence at https://uft.ai/

    I've got a disruptive financial AI model already worked out that I would like to construct with the help/use of IBM products/services. This idea involves financial markets.

    I recently signed up to the IBM sponsor program and hope to work on my models while testing out new product features and providing IBM user feedback. Although I cam be of much more value to IBM than simply providing user feedback given my experience with internet and social technology, innovative ideas and valuable IP. I say this to open the door to possibly working together on my projects some day.

    Thanks again for sharing. I'm excited to learn more and participate in this AI learning community.

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    Benjamin Ogden
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  • 14.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Mon December 09, 2019 12:25 PM
    Thanks, @Benjamin Ogden. Great to hear about the exciting work you're pursuing in AI. The Global Data Science Forum blog would be a great place to write out some of your project adventures (both successes and failures) and get the community to weigh in. You can start by applying to be a blogger here, and I will approve your application! Also consider using the Global Data Science Forum to join in on conversations that may appeal to you and the work that you're doing, or ask experts for advice. 

    There are also some webinars that may be of interest to you - they range from introductions to tools, use cases, data science education, and more. You can check out our replay library here. ​

    Also, you probably noticed that we've introduced some experts here in the AI Learning group, and are offering up their expertise for any questions you may have. Feel free to join the conversations here as well, with:

    Dr. Lauren Thomas, IBM AI Skills Curriculum Lead
    Miguel Maldonado, IBM Machine Learning Curriculum Lead
    Meredith Mante, IBM Curriculum Developer for Data Science and AI

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    Christina Howell
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  • 15.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Mon December 09, 2019 10:56 PM
    Thanks Christina,

    Is there an easy way to reply to all of the people you listed there?

    UFT.ai is just the ultimate dream project (on the side). With that being said, I have a well developed AI financial model that I would like to test run and see if I can get it working. It involves trading securities in the financial markets. Can I please have a few moments to speak with some of you on the phone to discuss my financial model / theory which I must prove. Proving this can be accomplished by using Machine Learning, Self Learning AI and neural networks. I'm here to begin my journey into AI and humbly seek your help and guidance. 

    Thank you all very much for your time and help!

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    Benjamin Ogden
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  • 16.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Mon December 09, 2019 05:21 PM
    Hello, I am Jorge Sanchez, IBM Mexico. I work as Business Analyst and Project Manager. Very interested in learning and interacting with all the great people in this community!
    Thanks!

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    JORGE UBALDO SANCHEZ GUTIERREZ
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  • 17.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Tue December 10, 2019 09:48 AM
    Hello, I am Bhal Kulkarni, from IBM India, working as Sr Program Manager for Spare Parts operations and global projects for Asia Pacific.  Very much interested in learning and interacting with all the great people in this community!
    Many Thanks!

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    BHALCHANDRA KULKARNI
    Sr Program Manager -Spare Parts Operations APAC
    IBM
    Mumbai
    9867201544
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  • 18.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Tue December 10, 2019 10:52 AM
    Hi, I am Subhendu Ghosh, IBM INDIA Bangalore. I work as Architect. I am learning and interacting with all the great people in this community!
    Thanks! and Regards

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    Subhendu Ghosh
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  • 19.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Thu December 12, 2019 04:57 AM
    Hi all,

    my home is hardware-related software. I am working as an embedded software engineer, pushing single bits and bytes over the bus. Im always seeking for new challenges and opportunities in the world of IT, trying to grasp the big picture. Just took part in the Master the Mainframe contest and decided to build a bridge from the classical fields of computer sciences to the "new world". Therefore enrolled in the IBM AI Engineering Professional Certificate on Coursera.
    Great fun to learn about all the technologies. And thanks a lot to IBM for their contribution to lifelong learning!

    Regards,
    Johannes

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    Johannes Schindler
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  • 20.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Mon December 16, 2019 08:19 AM
    Hello!

    Gajura Constantin is my name and Its a pleasure to meet you all.

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    GAJURA CONSTANTIN
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  • 21.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Tue December 17, 2019 08:51 AM
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    Hello everybody:

    I'm Eng. Marcelo Ripoll - L3 Certified IT Specialist, Member of Technical Council Argentina.
    I'm the Global Database Chief Engineer & Cognitive Analytics Leader from Application Hosting Services Engineering, GTS - WW Infrastructure Services Delivery.
    I started the journey to data science on 2014 when starting to study and use Watson Analytics to solve a big data management problem and the creation of executive reports (dashboards) for 80 users around the globe every month with multiple selection criteria.

    We started with a very simple dashboard about technical teams' workload for around 900 accounts and some months later, we had built about 47 dashboards with more than 218 graphics, 21 tables, 248 filters and 290 counters for some other reports such as: productivity or human resources analysis. My team won an OTAA award on 2018 for this project.
    (https://w3-connections.ibm.com/blogs/a896ea11-265e-4561-b376-a8f3774ac30c/entry/Congratulations_to_GTS_Outstanding_Technical_Achievement_Award_Winners?lang=en)

    Then, as Watson Analytics was to be shutdown on July 2019, we were pushed to recreate all dashboards into Cognos Analytics performing a very deep re-engineering definition.
    Today we are working to improve and created more Cognos Analytics Dashboard and reports automating current manual tasks at different reports.

    I'm joining this group to exchange experiences, problems and solutions to improve the quality services for our customers.

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    Eng. Marcelo Ripoll  (ripollju@ar.ibm.com)
    L3 Certified IT Specialist, Member of Technical Council Argentina 

    Global Database Chief Engineer & Cognitive Analytics Leader 
    Application Hosting Services Engineering
    GTS - WW Infrastructure Services Delivery
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  • 22.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Wed December 18, 2019 03:51 AM
    Hello JULIO MARCELO RIPOLL

    Welcome to the IBM community

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    GAJURA CONSTANTIN
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  • 23.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Tue January 14, 2020 03:19 AM
    Welcome to the community

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    Paul Glenn
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  • 24.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Mon December 23, 2019 09:08 AM
    Hi I am satish interested to Learn IBM AI course and certifications, where to start beginner level to advance level.
    And how to access on demand courses

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    Satish Pise
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  • 25.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Mon December 23, 2019 02:45 PM
    Hi.
    My name is Sara Wedeman. I started my professional life as a psychologist - initially doing therapy, then conducting research (primary, secondary, qualitative and quantitative). When I finished grad school, I moved into banking, doing consumer behavior research - especially on attitudes toward money/finance, and their relationships to behavior. Even back before "big data," my colleagues and I routinely performed sophisticated analyses on large data sets, borrowing local universities' mainframes to run our programs. This led to my next big career segué, into computing, data science, machine learning, and etc. I am especially keen to explore the connections (and disconnects) between human cognition and AI, as well as to work on establishing ethical guidelines for AI. I am very glad to be here!

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    Sara Wedeman
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  • 26.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Mon December 23, 2019 02:58 PM
    Hello Sara,

    Welcome Onboard :)

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    GAJURA CONSTANTIN
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  • 27.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Mon December 23, 2019 08:25 PM
    Hi, i am satish pise Lecturer, new AI member interested in learning. Guide me how to start

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    Satish Pise
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  • 28.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Mon January 13, 2020 09:29 AM
    Hello, I am a facility maintenance manager. I work with production and maintenance data on daily basis and i want to learn deeply in data science and AI. also am considering changing career field to AI.....HOW DO I START?

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    Itohowo David
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  • 29.  RE: New to the community? Introduce yourself

    Posted Mon January 13, 2020 04:25 PM