People who already got jobs after self-learning, your advice will be “gold” for me here!
I am overwhelmed about the whole issue of self-learning Deep Learning,
I’ve just finished my first degree in Plant Sciences and want to be a programmer in the neuroscience field (esp. Brain-Computer interface).
From my experience Deep Learning is implied a lot in the comp. neuroscience field, plus there a lot of job opportunities in other fields like autonomous driving and medicine, so from that, I decided after month of studying the fundamentals of neuroscience , to study Andrew’s Deep Learning specialization.
It has been more than a month since I started, and it goes pretty well (and slow) but I can finish it in two months from now.
My biggest concern is how long is it going to take me to get a job after finishing this specialization.
How long should I work on my own portfolio? a month? 3 months? much more?
Plus there are a lot of people saying that you should know calculus and statistics and it’s super confusing, because of its non-specificity.
I know that in start-ups there are lower demands and thus they are an effective way to get the foot in the door,
but I am really confused and worried about my vague future, does anybody has some thoughts about what I’ve just written?
Can anyone just mention his own experience and how long did it take him to build portfolio right after finishing learning the basic theory?
Thank you very much,