Tourism & Tech. A Perfect Blend!

Kyle Grattan recently completed our 10-week Machine Learning Fundamentals course and used his skills to create a perfect blend of tourism and tech. Working as a River Boarding Guide and playing with Data Sets when he can, he has found new and exciting insights within Queenstown Tourism. Check out what he has got to say about the course below.

“Thrilled to announce that I’ve successfully completed the Machine Learning Fundamentals course with QRC in Queenstown, NZ. As I reflect on my journey, I wanted to share some insights:

πŸ” Key Takeaways & Applications:

Python Mastery 🐍:
Gained proficiency in using Python packages for data cleaning, engineering, and exploration.

Tourism Insights 🌎:
Broke down datasets from FareHarbour and Airbnb to unveil patterns in bookings for Queenstown tourism companies. This deep dive has revealed fascinating trends and insights that can shape future strategies.

River Data Analysis 🌊:
Leveraged computer vision tools from the cloud to measure river data, enabling more timely and accurate reports.

PivotPal Package πŸ§‘β€πŸ’»:
Proudly developed my first Python package, ‘PivotPal’, designed to expedite the data cleaning and explanation process for machine learning.

🧠Thought-Provoking Questions Answered:
The course emphasized not just the technical intricacies of ML but also the ethical considerations. I believe that as we advance in this field, maintaining this balance is crucial.

Real-World Applications βœ…:
With the skills I’ve acquired, I’m eager to tackle challenges in the tourism sector, especially in understanding booking patterns and behaviors. Additionally, the potential of computer vision in environmental analysis excites me.

Grateful for this learning experience and excited for the next chapter in my data science journey! πŸš€

Also a huge thankyou to the teachers and staff at QRC, the course they have put together is nothing short of amazing! Also a big shoutout to Ally Kettle and Timothy Avni for their massive contributions to the course of sharing and inspiring us with their real life experiences and knowledge! πŸŽ‰ And the main man himself, Pradeesh Parameswaran – who has legitimately, day after day, had the biggest impact on how I see the world, how I decompress my thoughts and make tangible solutions for projects πŸ™ Pradeesh will always be an extremely significant figure and role model for me, you can’t get any better in NZ!”.Β 

Learn more about our Machine Learning course here.

Learn more about Kyle’s journey here.

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