Code-Along #9: Let's Optimize Santa's Route

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In this session, help Santa optimize his present delivery route before Christmas this year!

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Are you

  • proficient in Python?
  • interested working in logistics and operations, particularly in route optimization?
  • hoping to explore a topic that isn't commonly covered?

Join UpLevel's final Code-Along of the year!

UpLevels ends the year 2021 with a bang as co-founder and instructor Jackie teaches you to optimize routes for Santa Claus as he traverses different locations. You will be given route data, and you'll get to try popular and classic route optimization techniques.

For those of you who attended our previous session on implementing GAN architecture with dog pictures, we'll be using the same format as that session. The code and data will be prepared in advance and shared with you during the session itself. All you need to do is take notes and make comments!

What You'll Do

  1. Work with Santa's route delivery data
  2. Learn important concepts behind route optimization
  3. Run various algorithms to help Santa make his deliveries quickly and efficiently

Datanaut Perks

UpLevel Datanauts* will also get access to the following

  • AMA in the final 15 min
  • recording of both the code-along and the AMA


A number of folks mentioned that they loved our code-alongs and would be interested in donating to show their appreciation. If you would like, you may donate any amount (we recommend $10) via the following methods:

  • [Local] via PayNow/PayLah to UEN 201921291D
  • [International] via PayPal to

If you are currently of limited means, rest assured that donation is not compulsory, and you may still attend the code-along for free.

About the Instructor

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Jackie is co-founder and chief instructor of UpLevel. He was previously chief academic officer of UpCode Academy and has taught Python and data science for over 5 years. He holds a PhD in applied machine learning. He strongly believes in project-based learning, where students get to do end-to-end projects and build real data product prototypes.

In real-world experience, he has assisted regional MNCs and SMEs in their digital transformation, including the design of a P2P algorithm for the unbanked population in SEA. He is also an international speaker on entrepreneurship and AI. Prior to UpLevel, Jackie was co-founder of InsurTech startup fundMyLife, which made use of deep learning to match consumers with financial advisors. He has also been awarded Forbes 30 under 30, among other accolades.


*UpLevel Datanauts are students who have done projects with UpLevel, and/or are current subscribers. If you want to be part of a community that is constantly UpLeveling your career, consider signing up for a subscription with us here

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