I just won my first gold medal in the APTOS 2019 competition. I am experincing emotional overdose =) I just wanted to thank everyone in this community for having such a positive and encouraging attitude towards deep learning.
Two years ago I started from scratch, I did not know anything about deep learning and had very little experience with python. I was part of early days of fastai and regullary took all the courses and did all the reading that was recommended on the forums also in parallel I was applying newly acquired knowledge to practice by participating in Kaggle competitions.
Description of our solution is here (https://www.kaggle.com/c/aptos2019-blindness-detection/discussion/108030#latest-621520
). I used all the best practices from the fastai course. I will make a medium post at some point where I will write in details =)
Thank you very much everyone for making deep learning open, fun and easily accessible =)
special thanks to @jeremy