Hello, I’m a new MS Data Science student starting in Fall 2020 and hoping to complete my degree in 2022. I have been interested in FOSS for many years. In fact, I made a living from it until recently! I was a Manager in the Linux System Architect department of a web hosting company for a few years. I have also organized two mini-DebConfs in the past, a few Ubuntu release parties, and multiple LUG meetings in my city:
I’m interested in learning to use FOSS software in Data Science over the next few years, especially in the field of Natural Language Processing. To that end, I sometimes tinker with my two Mycroft AI Mark I units. I was working on a project to create a summarizer for webpage articles. Who wants to read long articles just to get to the two lines that give the entire message of the web page? It mostly works but takes around 3 hours to compile and install on the measly resources of the Raspi on the Mycroft units. I could have used online services but I built this skill with privacy in mind so that everything takes place on the local Mycroft unit:
tl;dr: Excited to join RIT!