DataFest Kampala 2019; the First Data Festival in East Africa

DataFest Kampala is the first edition of an international community event in East Africa bringing together data scientists, technologists, designers, government, civil society, business and marketing to connect and explore opportunities for collaboration. The DataFest Kampala is organised by Pollicy, a Uganda-based technology consulting and development firm aimed at improving government service delivery through improved

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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

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World Bank Data Science Competition 2018

The World Bank is aiming to end extreme poverty by 2030. Crucial to this goal are techniques for determining which poverty reduction strategies work and which ones do not. But measuring poverty reduction requires measuring poverty in the first place, and it turns out that measuring poverty is pretty hard. The World Bank helps developing countries

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