Hi 👋

My name is Jan Meppe and I am a Machine Learning Engineer at Snappet.

Snappet is an EdTech startup building the future of eduction. It’s flagship product is an online learning platform for primary schools. Through working on Snappet provided tablets we provide our pupils a way of learning core competencies in math and language through our adaptive and AI-driven educational platform. Prior to this, I was a data scientist for a Fortune 500 company.

I am passionate about using data to make better decisions.

I obsessively collect data and turn them into results. For example I,

  • Used data science to reduce a client’s CI/CD build times by 67% resulting in significant cost savings
  • Used data science to become one of Europe’s top 500 players in Overwatch (top 0.0012% performance)
  • Used data science to figure out how to solve a Rubik’s cube in <15 seconds

I code:

  • I do machine learning stuff in Python with TensorFlow/Keras, Scikit-learn, Pandas, and Numpy
  • I do web stuff in JavaScript with React, React-native, and Node.js

Here is a list of some of the technical things that I’ve worked on.

I write:

  • I write a sort-of daily newsletter, Today Jan Learned. In 2020 I published 37 editions of TJL.
  • I also write on my blog www.Janmeppe.com. In 2020 I published 23 blog posts and in 2019 I published 7.
  • One of my blog posts was featured on the front page of Hacker News and was read more than 30.000 times.

I am currently learning React-Native to build native apps:

This blog is built with Jekyll using the Minimal mistakes theme which I heavily tweaked and write about as well:

I am passionate about helping others you can view some of my tutorials:

I studied econometrics (financial engineering) with a focus on machine learning applications in the finance domain in Amsterdam:

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