Throughout the year I have been focusing on some professional development related to advanced machine learning. Today I finished up the Advanced Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform 5 course specialization from Coursera and the Google Cloud team. It was fun to really dig in with TensorFlow and learn what the right tools can help you accomplish. It is an amazing time that you can just get online and check out the out the Advanced Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform specialization with just a web browser and a small fee. That gives you access to a ton of videos, labs, and quizzes. I really enjoy learning and digging into things. Part of being a true lifelong learning is just jumping in and learning new things. That is something that can be done by reading books and enjoying the written word in other forms. Some of the more complex things like advanced machine learning call for a more hands on approach. That is where the labs provided by Coursera really help me dig into actually using and running advanced machine learning models. My technical knowledge of the subject was stronger than my applied skills. That was something that I needed to work on and have been attacking for a couple hours a night.