RYAN ZERNACH

DATA SCIENCE SOFTWARE ENGINEER

MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE

POSSIBLE

PORTFOLIO

📚 BETTER-READS: A PLATFORM FOR READERS TO TRACK, SHARE, & DISCOVER BOOKS

▻ Iteratively developed Natural Language Processing (NLP) predictive models

▻ Iteratively developed a Collaborative Filtering model based on user ratings

▻ Created back-end Python API’s with Flask on AWS’s Elastic Beanstalk to facilitate post requests

▻ Launched a PostgreSQL instance on AWS RDS to store millions of GoogleBooks data

▻ Collaborated on a team of data scientists, iOS developers, web developers, and UI/UX designer

🛩 AIRLINES: CAN MY MODEL PREDICT THE PRICE OF YOUR NEXT FLIGHT?

▻ Deployed via Flask & Heroku a front-end user interface for user to interact with a predictive pricing model

▻ Tediously gathered 27M rows of data, wrangled/cleaned to 9M, uploaded data to Kaggle

▻ Generated numeric visualizations to illustrate feature importances, distribution, and variances

🧠 BRAIN POWER: THE FUTURE OF COMMUNICATING WITH TECHNOLOGY

▻ Built an app for the user to control light switches & thermostats with their brain

▻ Built RESTful back-end Python API with Flask: communicate with EEG device, detect brain patterns

🎷 SPOTIFY SONG SUGGESTER: WHICH SONGS ARE MOST SIMILAR TO YOUR FAVORITES?

▻ Connected with Spotify’s API to harvest data (and metadata) about the songs in their database

▻ Built a couple of back-end Python API’s to return predicted songs data to front-end

▻ Collaborated on a team of three data scientists and three web developers

🏔️ GLOBAL GLACIERS: WHERE ON EARTH ARE THEY LOCATED?

▻ Did you know that there are over 180,000 glaciers on Earth? What is a glacier?

▻ Data exploration, story-telling with data, and unique data visualizations/analysis

▻ Combined data science with visual communication, moving GIF files, and graphic design

PERSONAL STUDY GUIDES

💻 GUIDE: SQL & RELATIONAL DATABASES

What are the building blocks of SQL and how is this language used to manipulate data that's stored in relational databases?

🌐 GUIDE: DJANGO FRAMEWORK

Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.

🔢 GUIDE: TENSORFLOW CERTIFICATION

I've been working hard towards my official TensorFlow Certification! What tools have I been using to study?

🤖 GUIDE: MACHINE LEARNING ALGORITHMS

Which machine learning algorithms did I learn to use in Lambda School and when are the most appropriate times to use them?

☁️ GUIDE: AWS CLOUD PRACTITIONER

AWS offers certification programs to demonstrate platform mastery. I took the first step and earned my Cloud Practitioner Certification!