About this blog

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About this blog

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

This .data (“dot data”) blog saw the light in December 2014. At the time, I was preparing for 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.

From summer 2018 to 2020, I commuted weekly between Brussels and London, to enjoy startup life at Aire Labs in Shoreditch. And then Covid-19 sent me home.

In August 2020, I joined Ester as co-founder and CTO. That lasted for a year.

Since then, I’ve been a freelance Conversational AI / Machine Learning / Natural Language Processing consultant.

This blog contains professional as well as personal thoughts and musings. They appear whenever I feel like writing them.