Machine Learning Engineer
My name is Chris. I'm a professional software engineer from the UK. I've been writing code for 8 years, and for the past three years, I've focused on scaling machine learning applications. I've done this at fintech and healthtech companies in London, where I've worked on and grown production machine learning applications used by hundreds of thousands of people. I've built and maintained machine learning systems which make credit-risk and fraud detection judgements on over a billion dollars of personal loans per year for the challenger bank Zopa. I currently work on systems for predicting health risks for patients around the world at Babylon Health.
In the past, I've worn a variety of hats. I worked at a global healthcare company, Bupa, which included being a core developer on their flagship website, and three years working in Beijing setting up mobile, web and IT for medical centers in China. Whilst in Beijing, I ran the Python meetup group, mentored a lot of junior developers, and ate a lot of dumplings. I enjoy giving talks at engineering meetups, building systems that create value, and writing software development tutorials and guides. I've written on topics ranging from wearable development, to internet security, to Python web frameworks.
I'm passionate about teaching in a way that minimizes the time between "ah hah" moments, but doesn't leave you Googling every other word. Complexity is necessary for application in the real world, but too much complexity is overwhelming and counter-productive. I will help you find the right balance.