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 (18 reviews) Active this week Usually responds in half a day


$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

Expect responses in 2 days

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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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What mentees say



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

Session: Study Plan

Understood a context and gave specific advice



5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
1 month

Great mentor. Knows how to teach. I enjoyed a lot the async Slack format. Seems to work for Chris and me very well.

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