So Many Courses, So Little TimePosted: December 15, 2013
Advancement in technology related to most everything I work is a constant, and it is a blessing and a curse that now, in addition to buying too many unread books, it is possible to sign up for courses I will never complete. Thankfully Udacity has begun charging for courses, so I am looking forward to their new Hadoop course starting in January (called Introduction to Hadoop and MapReduce) which doubtless I will fully complete (since I will be paying for it?). Well at least I can test that theory.
Not to mention, how can you take someone seriously that has not at least tried Hadoop, or can explain MapReduce?
Still looking for a great hands-on Machine Learning class that using LightSide from LightSideLabs, but I may end up having to succumb to one of the many MATLAB / OCTAVE based courses (EdX, and Andrew Ng, have one (each?) with old videos and lecture notes are still to be found.. both here at https://www.coursera.org/course/ml and http://cs229.stanford.edu/, and then again also here http://www.ml-class.org.) [Update: the old ml-class link now redirects to the coursera class. No surprise.]
Meanwhile, I can still buy the books and read them. Or not. Only now I can buy them for both Kindle and in “real” form, so I can not read them twice!