The purpose of my new blogpost is to gain an intuition for converting tabular-structured data into graph-structured data and store into Graph database for further analysis using Neo4j. Key Concepts Definitions A Graph Database uses graph structures with nodes, edges and properties to represent and store data. The graph relates data items to a collection of nodes and edges, where edges represent relationships between nodes. Graph database is designed to treat the relationships between data as important as the data itself.

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Being in the field of data science and machine learning, you might quickly realize that things are moving pretty fast. For that matter, adopting the “student for life” mindset is what would help you to stay up-to-date and but also to expand your toolbox. For myself, I tend lean towards structured programs allowing me to combine theory and practice into one offering. I registered to do the Machine Learning DevOps nanodegree programme from Udacity which focuses on building DevOps skills required to automate the various aspects and stages of machine learning model building and monitoring.

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The new year is upon us and it’s really exciting because at this time everyone goes through a little of reflection and write down their goals to achieve during or before the end of 2022. However, only a small percentage of people stick with their goals till the end and the rest seems to focus hard over the first 30 to 60 days before falling back into those old habits.

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I recently started my Fall semester with Georgia Institute of Technology doing the course ISYE6748: Applied Analytics Practicum. The objective of this course is to give an opportunity to students to apply their data science knowledge to solve real business problems. You can find out more about the course via this link. The project that I chose to work on is to help a US-based startup with extraction and categorization of information from PDF documents.

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Like many people, I kicked off this year with a long list of resolutions. My list includes items like learning how to do a backflip, but that’s a story for another time! One of my top three goals, and the one has come up regularly over the last couple of years, was to make an active effort learning cloud computing. Luckily, my current employer has chosen Microsoft Azure as their cloud platform, hence allowing me to focus on it.

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Rene Essomba

Decision Science | Data Engineering | ML Engineering | Research & Innovation

Data/ML Engineer

Sydney, AU