Way before I got my first computer, I would read and collect PC magazines and imagine what it would be like to play all those wonderful games.
For one reason or another, despite never playing it, the title Frankie goes to Hollywood stuck with me throughout the years and now I get to paraphrase it to title this post
In fact, I am not headed to Hollywood but to Palo Alto to meet in person the ingenious people of Curai (a startup scaling the world’s best healthcare for every human being). We started talking a while back and we connected predominantly due to me being active on these forums!
I don’t believe that this is in any sense an outcome to be expected when embracing the fast.ai way of learning. I see it as an auxiliary occurrence to being part of this fantastic community of learners. But it is an inspiring story nonetheless, one that is currently under way, and it would be remiss of me to not report it. This is just one of the many great things that you open yourself up to if you keep learning & shipping, be that posts, projects or kaggle competitions (I’m writing these words in as much for you as a reminder for myself).
I will be in Palo Alto over the next two weeks. There’s a bunch of folks on the forums I interacted with and would love to meet - if you would be around Palo Alto and would be open to grabbing a decaf venti soy latte (or whatever exotic beverages the locals drink!) give me a shout please! Not sure how I will be on availability / mobility but it’s worth a try.
Here’s one to the adventure and the kind souls that extend a helping hand to us along the way!