☕ 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.

Noon van der Silk is the director 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 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.