A native of Brazil, Daniel Adornes was starting his third semester for his Masters degree program in Computer Science. He was researching High Performance Computing (HPC) and decided to explore how he could apply himself in the real world. He found Coursera and immediately enrolled in the Data Science Specialization from JHU to combine his love of computer science, math, and statistics with the Capstone project which partners with the industry leading company, SwiftKey.
While completing the final Capstone project, he was invited for a job interview by a recruiter who came upon his new credentials on his updated LinkedIn profile. Daniel sat down for the interview, and as luck would have it, the interviewer was also taking the Data Science Specialization too!
“It was a really great coincidence. We were able to talk exactly the same language and completely understand each other as if we were acquainted for a long time”
The Capstone project involved the topic of Natural Language Processing, which was also one of the most desired skills for the company. Suddenly every point from the course was being connected to the interview. Daniel had no idea how his year was going to end after graduation, but thanks to Coursera, he is now an Engineer leading Machine Learning at a startup called Appus.