Welcome to my little slice of internet
I'm a data scientist and engineer, software and machine learning engineer, writer, and musician currently living in Denver, Colorado.
I consider myself a jack of many trades, master of some.
That is, I have an exceptionally wide range of interests, many of which I've pursued as more than casual hobbies. As a dedicated and passionate life-long learner, I take pride in my learning and do so as much as possible regardless of where I am or what I'm doing.
Thanks to my parents, who provided me with a unique and wonderful upbringing, I can confidently say, "The world is my classroom!" with an almost completely straight face.
The what I'm doing part usually revolves around building or creating, as that is how I learn best. It is quite fitting that core philosophy of my undergraduate alma mater is "learn by doing". Funny how those things work out.
I am an avid creator and consumer of data of all kinds. In particular, I enjoy creating, gathering, organizing, and/or exploring datasets looking for those relationships—or meaningful coincidences—that make life such a rich experience.
I don't mean dataset in a strict sense; I mean any collection of data representing ideas or experiences, be it text, imagery, audio, or raw numbers. For data that beyond me as a mere human, I'm fascinated with finding algorithms to augment my abilities.
All of this is to say: I believe in the science of data.
I love telling stories. In case you're interested in the story told by my life's data, more details of The Life and Times of Tobias Reaper can be found in my Fyi.
Feel free to get in touch with me via the links (icons) below or in the site footer.
Hope to hear from you!
Worked for 8 weeks as a machine learning engineer on a remote interdisciplinary team; helped gather and label over 80,000 images to train an object detection model; built a Flask API to deploy model.
Worked as a machine learning engineer on a remote interdisciplinary team to build an app for recommending subreddits.
Worked with a remote interdisciplinary team on an app for medical cannabis patients; built a recommendation system for finding new strains.
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