Testimonials from Attendees of Data Science Nigeria Event & Training
Data Science Nigeria, in 2021, scaled up its impact in line with the vision of raising 1 million AI talents in 10 years. However, this plan is also aimed at positioning Nigeria as one of the top 10 AI talent destinations with a 20% GDP multiplier impact on the economy. Here are the testimonials from some of our participants who have taken part in some of our training.
Adeyinka J. Oresanya,
Adeyinka J. Oresanya, now a Doctoral researcher, began her journey into AI through the AI Saturday classes in Ibadan. Not done with the introductory classes, she took part in the Data Science Nigeria AI Bootcamp which opened her to vast opportunities in Machine Learning. She shares her story here “My Data Science Journey’’
Adeyinka Oresanya at one of Data Science Nigeria’s class sessions.
Raheem Nasirudeen won the best participant at the Data Science Nigeria AXAMansard Insurance Prediction Hackathon Hosted on zindi.africa platform. He presently works as a Data Scientist at Axa Mansard. Read his story here
Raheem, flanked by Mr. Ahmed Olanrewaju and AI Saturday facilitators and members.
Adeola Adesina, A Pharmacy graduate from Olabisi Onabanjo University, attended the Data Science Nigeria 2019 Microsoft Deep Learning Bootcamp with Mr. Karim Beguir, CEO of Instadeep as a facilitator.
Adeola with Mr. Karim Benguir, CEO Instadeep
Adeola said he first learned the basic concepts of Machine Learning at that event. Adeola currently practices as a blockchain Developer.
Kolawole Somade is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Bells University Ota. Kolawole, who now works as a Research and Product Analyst at MTN, notes that through the introductory experience to Data Science from Data Science Nigeria’s online community, he was able to apply and take part in the prestigious African Industrial Internet Programme organized by African Leadership University [ALU]. Read his story here
Elizabeth Oyindasola is a digital skills trainer. She has trained with organizations like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and the University of Jos skills center. Elizabeth heard about AI Invasion from a friend in Jos and planned to attend AI Invasion at DSN office 174b Murtala Mohammed Way Yaba. To her, the journey to becoming a data scientist has been mind-blowing.
Elizabeth Oyindasola strikes a pose at AI Invasion 2021
Precious Kolawole is a year student of Obafemi Awolowo University. Precious began her tech journey at age 17 in 2019. She was motivated to start after her brother Steven Kolawole, shared his story about how the Data Science Nigeria 2019 Bootcamp went. She decided to dive in. She joined the AI Campus Club OAU where she met with people of similar ideas. Through participation at DSN events, she gathered enough skill to become a Meetup Facilitator of Women In Data Science Ife, where we conducted and facilitated Python and Machine Learning classes of about 30 mentees.
During the Data Science Nigeria 2020 Bootcamp which started with 60 days of streams of Machine Learning and Deep Learning, she participated and won an award in the category of the most outstanding female in the Data Science community and winner of the Ms. Algorithm of the DSN 2020 AI Bootcamp.