Ann Catherine Jose

Week in Review - Week #5

Welcome to Week #5 review of my remagine journey. The previous week’s reviews and the full series can be found at new-beginning tag collection. What I was able to do this week First things first - I was able to get out of the rut from last week. if you don’t know what I am talking about, see last’s week review Week #4 Review where it was rough for me in terms of motivation and learning routine.

Week in Review - Week #4

Yes, it is week #4 of my remagine journey and it’s time for the review. I couldn’t post it last week because of reasons I will explain below. The previous week’s reviews and the full series can be found at new-beginning tag collection. What I was able to do this week Ok, here is the honest, bitter, truth - this week (week #4) was super rough for me - in terms of learning and reaching the goals I had set out at the beginning of the week.

OpenAI DevDay 2023 - Observations & Learnings

This is the fast follow (Part 2) of the previous post OpenAI DevDay 2023 - Highlights (aka Part 1) where I shared the highlights and the announcements made at OpenAI DevDay 2023. In this post right here, I will share my observations - about the event and OpenAI tech - and my learnings - from talking to people during the event and by trying out the tech hands-on. So, let’s jump in!

OpenAI DevDay 2023 - Highlights

This week I attended the Open AI Dev Day on 6 Nov 2023 at SVN West, San Francisco. This event was special in many ways - for me, this is the first conference I attended since the pandemic and the first one during my new journey; for OpenAI, this is their first developer conference ever! So I think it deserves a dedicated blog post to share the highlights, key takeaways and my observations, right?

Week in Review - Week #3

This post has been sitting in my draft for two weeks, waiting for my time to polish and post. But then as usual, I never got to it and it just stayed there. Anyway, now I am gonna just publish. So if you see typos or mistakes, please lmk. Progress, not perfection, yeah? It’s time to review Week #3 of my reimagine journey. The previous week’s reviews and the full series be found at new-beginning tag collection.

Week in Review - Week #2

OK, here we are at Week #2 of the “new beginning” I set forth mid October - a journey which did not get a specific name, but it doesn’t matter. I guess some things are better served unnamed, yeah? Anyway, let’s jump into the review. As always, this is free flow writing and I will follow the same format as last week’s review. What I did during the week An honest review of this week should start by reviewing the goals I set out at the beginning of the week.

Week in Review - Week #1

It has been a week since I started my leave of absence to pivot my career to be more hands on in tech. Here is how my Week 1 went. This is mostly a stream of consciousness instead of a well-formatted post, because it was important that I publish it at the end of the week - progress not perfection! What I did during the week started learning two JavaScript courses in parallel - Modern JavaScript by Execute Program and Learn JavaScript by Jad Joubran.

A new beginning

A few months ago, I stood at the crossroads of my career thinking about my next chapter. I loved my job, my team, and was at the peak of my career as a leader. Yet, I yearned for a return to the world of hands-on development, where I could immerse myself in the flow of code. The more I thought about it, the more I was convinced that I want to pivot my career towards the goal of coding, learning and building with tech.

GPT-4 Technical Report Highlights

OpenAI published the GPT-4 Technical Report on 27 Mar 2023. I wanted to read it immediately but was intimidated by the fact that it is a 100-page document. It turns out that it was not as difficult as I anticipated, it can be easily read over a weekend. The best part is that this report describes the key terminologies and methodologies used in the development of GPT-4. It’s always beneficial to obtain this information directly from the source.

Blog about ChatGPT in three different ways

Ever since ChatGPT was released to the public last November, I’ve been eager to write a blog about it. However, the daunting prospect of facing a blank screen kept me from starting the task, and I found myself procrastinating. Today, I finally summoned the courage to begin writing, but with a few tweaks from my usual approach. Allow me to describe the meta experiment to understand how I can utilize ChatGPT to help me write the blog.