Re-engineer products: Pick a product or a blog that talks about DL use case and turn it into code. Data is usually available on sites like academic torrents, data.world for CV or NLP solutions. As a perk, data.world lets you download a single file to experiment with. Huge plus if you are deprived of network bandwidth.
The beginning of the interview went very well. We each introduced ourselves, and they started asking me some questions about my background. I was asked what I thought was the most difficult part about beginning to code, what kind of technology I’d like to learn, what kind of technology I’d like to teach others, and what I find exciting about it.