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Monday, September 26 • 8:00am - 9:00am
(REF 26903) The grassroots revolution driving data science in Africa

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Topic: The grassroots revolution driving data science in Africa
Demand for data science and data engineering skills is exploding, and communities across Africa are stepping into the gaps left by government and academia in developing talent and solutions to meet this demand. Organisations like Zindi and Masakhane are providing n entire generation of aspiring young people the tools and opportunities needed to get ahead in a rapidly changing and highly competitive global field. In this session, representatives of these organisations will talk about being a part of a grassroots revolution driving how data science is learned and practiced, far from the bright lights of Silicon Valley. And you'll get a chance to hear about why community-driven and open-source data science and machine learning may be better than a top-down approach to address Africa's unique challenges

avatar for Celina Lee

Celina Lee

Celina LEE is the CEO and Co-Founder of Zindi (www.zindi.africa), the leading professional network of data scientists in Africa. Celina has a proven track record of thought leadership in the intersect between data and development and has played central roles in launching global i... Read More →
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Reem Elmad

ambassador and community leader, Zindi
Reem Elmadi (Zindi ambassador and community leader) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/reemomer/Self-driven professional with a proven track record of designing and developing machine learning and deep learning models. Demonstrated success in analyzing time-series, images, numerical, text and satellite imagery datasets to find the business insights. Strong background in mathemat... Read More →
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Jade Abbott

Co-founder, Masakhane
Jade Abbott (co-founder of Masakhane)Currently busy building Natural Language Processing capabilities with Deep Learning. Someone recently knighted me with the term "Full Stack ML Engineer", which is too ridiculous a title to take on, but it's accurate in that I've worked at every... Read More →

Monday September 26, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am EDT