Pierre studied a masters in mathematics and computational finance at Oxford University before joining BlackRock as an analyst. Pierre competed in the Text Prediction Challenge and won several weekly feature prizes for his creative approaches.
We asked him what he thought about the competition and if he’d recommend it to other people:
This NLP competition was an amazing experience. I didn’t have much knowledge about NLP prior to starting the competition but I still decided to go for it. It was for me the opportunity to learn a great deal about this field. David’s feedback during the competition on my submissions was especially helpful to know what I could work on and improve. To sum it up, this competition was a fun way to learn, to improve my data sciences skills and even to earn money! So just enrol in the next challenge, you won’t regret it 🙂Pierre Brunello