Data Science Nigeria will host a learning bootcamp for young data scientists in an aim to address the capacity gaps in Data science for beginners, intermediate and experts. The learning bootcamp will be held in Lekki axis of Lagos State between Friday 20 and Sunday 22 January 2017.
Brainchild of MTN’s executive, Bayo Adekanmbi, the Non profit organisation will train and mentor young Nigerians through face-to-face, virtual online classes, project-based support and holiday boot camps. Internship opportunities are offered to outstanding participants by Arise & OneFi.
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. Participants are expected to complete a 12-hour course on IBM BigDataUniversity.com and submit their completion certificates to secure a placement.
Data Science Nigeria is driven by a compelling drive to raise a new generation of world-class data scientists, who can tap into the over $125 billion big data analytics market. Data Science Nigeria is poised to ensure that the country can secure at least 2% of this global value, which will mean an over 1 trillion naira economic return through knowledge-based FOREX earning.
OneFi is Nigeria’s fintech lender with two pioneering unsecured loan products Paylater, which is a consumer loan via an android app and FlexAdvance, an SME loan based on POS transactions. The company employs Big Data and machine learning technologies to reduce risk and provide access to credit to both the underbanked and unbanked.
Arise is a platform whose mission is to promote the proliferation of data science in business and is working on creating a data science hub in Lagos.