Earlier, this year I had the chance to make it to the final round of interviews for the Google AI Residency!
This was nothing short of a dream come true moment for me. Personally, I had really looked upto all of the great things that our peers have been doing and I really thought it was my moment to make my Gurus proud.
Unfortunately, I did not make it to the program however, even getting shortlisted for the interview was really all thanks to fastai and the community.
I want to host this AMA here hoping to help someone from the fastai family get into the program next year!
PS: The interview questions are under NDA so I can’t talk about those. However, I’m most happy to discuss how I prepared for these and how I study Deep Learning in general.
Also before ending this post here, as I’ve mentioned in the blog post linked above, all of my knowledge and (tiny) successes in this great field have been all thanks to fastai (course + community), so I really wanted to take a moment to thank the team for creating this! About myself, I come from a beautiful town in India (Dehradun) that sadly isn’t a world leader in terms of cutting edge tech.
Yet, I have been able to learn so much from the fastai family (as @alexandrecc calls the community). I’m really grateful to Jeremy, Rachel and Sylvain (whom I had even the chance to meet in person and really thank him for all the amazing stuff; thanks to Google for flying me out to NYC).
Dear fastai Family, Thank you for everything!
Also apologies for not being able to contribute to the community during these months, I was really giving the interview preparation my all energy and concentration. I assure you, I will spend the next months contribute with my full energy.