Chris Hammerschmidt

ML Research Scientist and Founder @ APTA Technologies
ML Research Scientist gone Entrepreneur helping SWE, SDM, and MLEs getting deeper into research
Netherlands 5.0 (21 reviews) Active this week Usually responds in a day or two


$300 / month

Best suited for anyone who wants to develop understanding of ML beyond just calling APIs.

2 calls per month (30min/call)

Unlimited Q&A via chat

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As a mentor with a background in both research and industry, I have a wealth of experience of 10+ years to draw upon when guiding individuals through the field of machine learning. My focus is on helping experienced software engineers transition into ML/DS, as well as assisting machine learning engineers in their research endeavors, and getting juniors on the right track for their career.

A typical mentorship session with me will begin with a review of your career, skills, and goals. From there, we will assess the steps and skills needed to achieve those goals and develop a long-term plan and specific projects to support your overall objective.

In addition to my expertise in machine learning, I am also available to discuss topics such as product-market-fit, validation, business models, start-up fundraising, and bootstrapping. I am currently co-founder and principal engineer at an early-stage machine learning start-up, and have a strong understanding of the challenges and considerations involved in this stage of a company's development.

Throughout my career, I have held a number of roles that have allowed me to build a diverse skill set. These include machine learning research scientist in the financial sector and Ph.D. in machine learning algorithms for software engineering and network analysis. I have also completed data science consulting projects on the side.

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5 out of 5 stars

Lite Plan · 
2 months

I went to Chris to help me land a job as a Machine Learning (Ops) Engineer. I had experience building and validating models as a data scientist but needed help breaking into Machine Learning where I would need knowledge of model deployment, monitoring and the cloud infrastructure that comes with that. My main goal was to formulate a project together with the mentor to get me learning with a real use case, while simultaneously boosting my CV, and then help me formulate the CV and cover letter and prepare for job interviews. Chris really surprised me with his knowledge. He didn't just listen to my challenges, he was also able to identify blind spots, like System Design, where I needed to learn more. He gave me feedback to think more clearly about why I would include a certain MLOps tool in a project plan. He helped me write my CV to be more impactful. Finally, he has a wealth of contacts that he referred me to, e.g. for practicing job interviews. Loved the experience!



5 out of 5 stars

Lite Plan · 
5 months

Chris is a great mentor with a wealth of knowledge in his subject. He is willing to provide useful advice for how you can progress in your career path and is able to point you in the direction of useful resources. I would recommend Chris to anyone just starting a career in software engineering and in need of some guidance.



5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
2 months

Chris mentored me for several months on Machine Learning topics, in particular creating & managing a roadmap as well as ML project management. The mentorship was a great experience! He quickly understood my goals & needs and proposed concrete tasks for achieving them. With his help, I created new sustainable processes to manage our ML roadmap. Chris gives very valuable input and has expertise in ML project management, a deep understanding of ML algorithms & models, and knows the latest trends. I could achieve my goal and am thankful for Chris' mentoring.

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