Machine Learning Bootcamp

The Machine Learning Bootcamp: Introduction to Data Science

Machine learning is a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building. It is a branch of artificial intelligence based on the idea that systems can learn from data, identify patterns and make decisions with minimal human intervention.

Machine Learning Bootcamp: An Introduction to Data Science

Africa’s Talking and Pollicy are hosting an intensive two-day hands-on training on the fundamentals of data science and machine learning dubbed Machine Learning Bootcamp.

Africa’s Talking Ltd is a mobile technology company with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Their goal is to unlock the potential of mobile communication networks across Africa by simplifying the process and technologies required to exploit them.

Pollicy is a technology consulting and development firm aimed at improving government service delivery through improved civic engagement and participation. They believe data and the ability to act upon data are critical to the development of any country. Any planning, allocation, and implementation requires data to effectively run/iterate programs, draw investments and adequately measure progress towards socio-economic goals.

The Machine Learning Bootcamp will take participants through an introduction to data science, how data science relates to artificial intelligence (AI), the basics of machine learning, Naive Bayes Algorithms and K-Means, ultimately culminating in a group coding challenge.

Interested participants will gain experience in machine learning techniques, in Python. This course is based on hands-on exercises and gives developers an extended overview of various tools, services, and frameworks which become essential in machine learning.


The Machine Learning Bootcamp was developed for junior data scientists seeking a better understanding and knowledge of:

  1. Basic principles of data science and machine learning
  2. How to use packages within python for scientific computing
  3. Algorithms for building and learning neural networks

Course objectives

The course objectives are to provide the information and, through hands-on challenges, the experience necessary for the participants to:

  • Gain a basic understanding of data science and machine learning concepts
  • Use main troubleshooting techniques of machine learning

Event Date and Location

The Machine Learning Bootcamp will be held at Africa’s Talking Ltd offices, located at Acacia Place, Kamwokya and will run from November 22nd to 23rd, 2018.

Entrance is absolutely FREE to all.

How to Apply

Interested? Follow the link below to register for a spot at the Machine Learning Bootcamp.

Click Here

Deadline: 18th November 2018


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