A list of things that help me learn.
Table of Contents
One of the best resources on the internet for visualized learning. These are some of my favorite channels for learning new things and keeping my self immersed in emerging technologies and ideas.
- Level1Techs - A group of computer scientists who make cool projects, review hardware and host a weekly news segment.
- Computerphile - A channel about anything and everything computers. Very interesting videos regarding computer theory.
- Thunderf00t - A PhD Physicist dedicated to educating the public on the importance of the scientific method and critical thinking. My summary doesn't do him justice, but his channel includes some awesome experiments and thoughtful videos on religion and recent events.
- potholder54 - A channel similar to Thunderf00t; however potholder54 goes to great lengths to disprove ideas that rely on false information. He also has a wonderful playlist on the history of the universe.
- Ave(Arduinoversusevil) - A dude who makes cool projects on his lathe, who also tears down random hardware and does so with a great Canadian sense of humor.
- Philip DeFranco - 15 minutes of unbiased, mainstream news, 5 days a week.
- Essential Craftsman - Tips for building projects, maintaining a good work ethic and other essential life skills.
- Janbrils - Jabrils makes software prototypes and codes live on twitch. I like his videos due to their relaxed but informative tone.
- Louis Rossmann - Repairs Apple products and talks about the malpractice of the Apple ecosystem.
A collection of the books that I have read that have helped me in life and my career.
- Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance - This book has really helped me understand the value of Grit and the importance of finding my passion.
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change - The book that inspired me to start changing my life into what I really want.
- 1984 - A book dedicated to informing the public of the dangers that government surveillance and totalitarianism pose. Incredibly eye opening read from the perspective of a citizen in a society where only your thoughts are safe from persecution.
- Animal Farm - Another book by George Orwell that reflects upon the events leading up to the Russian revolution of 1917, portrayed through a story of animals on a farm.
↑ Websites or Links
Sites or links that I think are interesting, informative or fun.
- Level1 Forums
- Google Docs - or any of the Google products in general
- Wolfram Alpha
- Amazon Web Services
- AWS Educate
- The Twelve-Factor App - The enterprise way to deploy a application
- Full Stack Python - Enterprise Python developement from end to end.
- RealPython - Real python examples to be deployed in production
- Papers with Code - Papers with code
- Creating and Hosting a Personal Site on GitHub
- How to build a simple neural network in 9 lines of Python code
- Preparing a Large-scale Image Dataset with TensorFlow's TFRecord Files
- Large Collection of Neural Nets, Numpy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Scikit and ML Cheat Sheets
Projects I think are interesting or useful in my work.
Podcasts I listen to on a regular basis. I like to use Pocketcasts to track the podcasts I'm currently following.
- TED Radio Hour - "A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds."
- Freakonomics Radio - "Host Stephen J. Dubner has surprising conversations that explore the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature — from cheating and crime to parenting and sports. Dubner talks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, social scientists and entrepreneurs"
- Science VS - "Science Vs takes on fads, trends, and the opinionated mob to find out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between."
- Dear HBR (Harvard Business Review) - "The advice show for workplace dilemmas. We take your questions and offer a better way forward"
- NPR EMBD - "Host Kelly McEvers takes a story from the news and goes deep. Whether that means digging into the Trump administration's past, the stories behind police shootings caught on video, or visiting a town ravaged by the opioid epidemic, Embedded takes you where the news is happening."
- NPR Planet Money - "The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening."