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Brendan Mckenna

Brendan Mckenna

Using Python to Access Web Data

Written a year ago
I've been writing in Python for over a year now, but wanted to go back and learn more about the language. This is my third Dr. Chuck course on Coursera and, once again, I am surprised with how much I learned. I highly recommend this course... especially for anyone new to Python and/or computer science.
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Brendan Mckenna completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects

Written a year ago
This course was extremely useful in helping me learn better! Leveraging new discoveries in neuroscience and psychology, the instructors tell you everything you need to know about how we learn and offer techniques to studying and understanding.
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Brendan Mckenna completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure

Written a month ago
It seems that Coursera was used as a channel to get people to codelabs.developers.google.com where the labs are. The course only shows 1 week and it's easy to lose your spot because of the dozens of tabs for each module (varying between 2 minutes and 10 minutes). The presentation is stale... although this isn't uncommon for this kind of material. But I enjoyed the hands-on labs. Excellent explanations and details. I didn't have any trouble.

All-in-all, this course helped introduce me to Google Cloud Platform but more effort could've been put into it.
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Brendan Mckenna audited this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

Machine Learning

Written a month ago
A phenomenal starter course for Machine Learning. The professor is able to go deep without making it too complicated. I was impressed at the quality of teaching, subject matter covered, and exercises. I took the course in 2017 and there have been advancements/developments of some of the tech since the course was recorded. Nevertheless, for an introductory course to machine learning, this is the one to take.
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Brendan Mckenna completed this course, spending 9 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.

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