I provide the context for how I got started in the competition, my struggles, journey to the final solution and everything I learned

I recently took part in the SIIM-ISIC Melanoma Classification challenge hosted on Kaggle during the last 2 weeks of the competition and was able to secure my first silver🏅on the platform. This was only my 2nd Kaggle competition, and the first one in 4 years.

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The point of mentioning this is merely to indicate what is possible even within such a short time frame. It was a tremendous learning opportunity for me and I regretted not being a part of this earlier. The goal of this post is walk through my journey of beginning the competition in its final phase — my initial struggles, starting off step-by-step and arriving at my final submission — and to share everything that I learned in the process, specifically about the Kaggle community. …

My journey of building a startup during my sophomore year, how the experience changed me and the lessons I learned

When Jeff Bezos was stuck at the decision on whether to start Amazon, he introduced the idea of the regret minimization framework. It goes like this:

I wanted to project myself forward to age 80 and say, ‘Okay, now I’m looking back on my life. I want to have minimized the number of regrets I have. I knew that when I was 80, I was not going to regret having tried this. I was not going to regret trying to participate in this thing called the Internet that I thought was going to be a huge deal. …

My journey on understanding the importance of family over everything else and why I hope everyone does as well.

I have always been the kind of person who has wanted to break free of any restrictions imposed onto me. As a child, our parents try to protect us in every way possible based on their life experiences. …


Aman Dalmia

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