Ahmad Baracat

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More about me (the long version 😅)

🚀 I believe that startups are the key drivers of economic growth and innovation. Read Paul Graham and Naval Ravikant articles to understand what wealth means for me.

💻 I used to work at Amazon (Dynamic Advertising & Alexa) & Meta (Facebook) where my focus was on machine learning engineering and computer vision.

👾 I enjoy training and deploying computer vision deep learning models for classification, object detection and segmentation ranging from multi-band Satellite images and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) images to customer facing images for Amazon Alexa.

❤️ My interests include entrepreneurship, education, design, engineering, economics and cognitive psychology

🕹 10 years ago, I created games for Windows Phone (I bet on Windows Phone and obviously lost 😅). Along with my brother, who created the visual designs, we created 5+ games. Some were featured by Microsoft in 150+ countries. Check them out.

🇪🇬 I am from Egypt where I lived in Cairo for 26 years and I have been living in the UK 🇬🇧 (Edinburgh & London) for the past few years.

🎹 I played the Piano seriously (thank you Mami) from age 7-19 (earned Trinity College London grade 8) and casually since then. You can listen to me playing on SoundCloud & Youtube.

🎾 I played Tennis seriously (thank you Papi) from age 7-16 and casually since then.

🏃🏻‍♂️I love to run and usually run ~6km in 30 mins and occasionally longer distances.

📚 I love to read. I keep track of the books I read here.

👨🏻‍🏫 I love to teach. I created data science lectures in Arabic. You can check their page. They are available on SkillShare and Youtube.

✏️ I enjoy writing essays. You can read them on my blog.

🦦 My favorite animals are beavers as they have strong family bonds and their engineering work can literally change the landscape. Watch this National Geographic documentary to learn more.

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