This post is part of the F# Advent Calendar in English 2015. Be sure to check out the other posts!
Machine Learning is very interesting and inspiring filed. I've been interested in this topic for several years now, mainly focusing on theory (although I was able to implement a poor recommeder system for my startup) and having a little experience from the real-world problems. But several months ago I started a real hardcore learning in Machine Learning, reading many books and following almost every course on Coursera and other MOOC portals. I know that those courses are aimed towards the newcomers like me and don't give you a solid knowledge as if you had a PhD in the field. However with a lot of practice, you can do many usefull things.