☕ Team

Our trainers have experience in consulting, research, software engineering, teaching, data science, AI engineering, and specifically in working to build deep learning systems for a wide range of clients. We bring that experience, together with strong pedagogical practices to present workshops in an intuitive, hands-on, collaborative and practical way.

Here at the Braneshop we pride ourselves on our style of teaching and the way we engage with people during the workshop. Our aim is to have people learn collaboratively, and empower them to become experts at forming solutions and problem-solving within the domain of AI.

Noon van der Silk is the co-founder of Braneshop and lead trainer.

Noon has 18+ years experience in various forms of software engineering, application development, and the design and implementation of machine learning + AI systems. Within AI he has a special interest in the field of computer vision and interactive art.

Noon has a research background, obtaining a Masters in Pure Mathematics, with a focus on quantum computing.

Noon is particularly passionate about empowering people through skill development.

Dr Ruth Pearson is the co-founder of Braneshop, as well as a researcher, trainer and mentor.

Ruth has a cosmic-microwave-background in physics, with a PhD in cosmology, along with academic experience in Europe, U.S.A. and Australia. She loves maths, science and cats and wants to use AI to aid vet medicine.

As a teacher, Ruth is particularly interested in helping people to gain a deep, complete, and enjoyable understanding of concepts.


Advisory Board

Gala Camacho Ferrari works at Neighbourlytics as the Head of Analytics.

Gala has a background in teaching, mathematics, and programming, as well as a strong interest in pedagogy, social empowerment, and supporting under-represented groups in technology.

Gala acts as an advisor on our teaching and learning methodologies and has been instrumental in determing the structure and presentation of our courses.