About this blog

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About this blog

Hello! My name is Frederik Durant, I’m a native from Brussels, Belgium.

This .data (“dot data”) blog saw the light in December 2014. At the time, I was preparing for a self-sponsored sabbatical from Nuance Communications, where I worked as R&D Manager of Natural Language Understanding for the Automotive market. The larger part of my sabbatical was devoted to a 12-week Data Science Bootcamp at Metis in the amazing city of New York.

After the bootcamp, I returned home and went to work as Staff Member in Data Innovation at Colruyt Group, Belgium’s largest food retailer.

Since September 2018, I work during the week as a Sr. Data Scientist at Aire Labs in Shoreditch (London), UK. Each Friday evening, I travel back to Brussels to spend the weekend at home with my wife and daughters. Long live the Eurostar!