The bootcamp took place at the Peninsula Resort, Ajah with intensive sessions facilitated by 10 PhD-level data scientists (industry practitioners and academia) dialing in from 6 countries to run the participants through hands-on/real world understanding of the new frontier that data science provides. The reality of it being the No 1 profession in the world today was underscored with inspiring case studies. Rigorous learning session on R, Python and Machine learning for data science were also held with experts using real world scenarios. Nigerian-based Industry and academic experts also joined the 151 participants, who qualified for the bootcamp by passing the prequalification exams on the IBM BigDataUniversity.
Awards were also presented to best data science ideas and concepts that solve Nigerian business and social issues. Investors and tech industry leaders were also in attendance to engage the participants for project partnership, mentoring and internship opportunities. The next edition holds in April. All the participants have set new growth target of areas of learning with practical project that they must achieve to qualify for the next session.
You are most appreciated for being part of the vision. Data science Nigeria remains committed to its vision to make Nigeria the outsourcing hub of data science on Africa with opportunity to access at least 2percent of the global data analytics outsourcing market by 2020 and drive for 1 million new jobs in the data science ecosystem.
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