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I finished Andrew Ng's Machine Learning course on Coursera

A few months ago, I was talking to my buddy, Jarek. He highly recommended Andrew Ng's Machine Learning course on Coursera. He suggested I take it. For some reason, I felt called to take it, so I did. It's one of the best courses I've ever taken.

I'm not going to lie--it was quite challenging. It's been a long time since I've done serious math like that. However, I think it was a perfect balance of rigorous yet still approachable and practical. Thank you, Dr. Ng.

I didn't think I'd be able to take the class given my already busy life. However, my wife suggested I take Fridays off to work on it. My bosses, Inanc and Eric, let me take vacation time every Friday in order to work on the class. It took about two full days per week to keep up with the class.

I'm also grateful to my co-workers, Mathilde and Arnon, for telling me I'd be able to make it through the course. However, I'm most grateful to my wife for not only encouraging me but also lett…