Software Developer, Keldon Alleyne, describes his path to teaching himself how to program on an ancient computer before the widespread adoption of the internet and the availability of tutorials.

The year was ’92, and my mother and I were on our way home from my after school club where we’d play pool, box hockey, and every Wednesday we’d be treated to a French lesson from Mrs Donovan.

Noticing the local thrift store had a “new” second-hand piano I couldn’t resist but tug my mother’s arm to go inside.

The shopkeeper was impressed with how well I played Slow Rock despite…

Roulette wheel with overlayed image of mathematical graphs depicting Monte Carlo Tree Search
Roulette wheel with overlayed image of mathematical graphs depicting Monte Carlo Tree Search

When I want to learn a new concept, I tend to look at multiple sources to see it from a variety of perspectives.

The videos shared in this article will help you to connect the dots in your own way.

It’s important that you seek inspiration rather than instruction if you aim to understand these concepts.

You will learn much better through inspired trial and error — especially if it leads to you self deriving your own algorithms or formulas.

Monte Carlo Methods

Named after the home of the world’s most exclusive casino, Monte Carlo methods use randomness to solve a wide variety…

Keldon Alleyne

Software Developer, former SEGA/SI developer currently studying MSc in AI, member of UPF, former youth rep for Youth AID and board sec. for THE PLACE YPC

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