Data Science Nigeria is holding an extensive learning bootcamp between January 20 and 22 in the Lekki axis of Lagos State, this is as part of its vision to make Nigeria the Data Science outsourcing hub for Africa before 2019 and create one million new jobs in the next 10 years.
The bootcamp will address varying capacity gaps in Data science for beginners, intermediate and experts with specific focus on Machine learning, R statistics and programming/Python for advanced data analytics.
Data Science Nigeria is a professional-led non-profit designed to train and mentor young Nigerians through face-to-face, virtual online classes, project-based support and holiday boot camps. The ultimate intent is to raise a special breed of data scientists and knowledge entrepreneurs who will set up data science based businesses and attract foreign exchange to the nation.
Data Science Nigeria is an initiative of MTN’s executive, Bayo Adekanmbi, who previously served the company as the General Manager Business Intelligence and Chief Marketing Officer before proceeding on a 15-month academic sabbatical for his PhD research on the use of data science for understanding consumer social consumption behaviour.
The bootcamp is also supported by Arise & OneFi who are also providing internship opportunities for the best participants at the intensive training camp.
The boot camp will run as a regimented learning session and will include virtual classes with foreign-based data scientists, self-paced online certificated courses and face-to-face session by local experts in Machine learning, Statistics, Python and R.
Python Nigeria, a user-group that promotes Python computer programming language in Nigeria will facilitate some of the practical hands-on session on Python programming.