Data Science in Africa workshop looks at locally driven data projects to enable sustainable …

Pulse Lab Kampala and partners from Makerere University (Uganda), the University of Sheffield (UK) and the Dedan Kimathi University Nyeri (Kenya), MIT, IBM Research Africa, the Uganda Communications Commission, Facebook and Google came together for the second workshop on Data Science in Africa, which was organized between 27 June and 1 July in Kampala, Uganda. It is no secret that data scientists are both in high demand and face high demands. The data science skill shortage has elevated expectations of data scientists to heroic proportions. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals on the African continent requires stakeholders to stay abreast of new technologies and utilize the new data sources to draw connections that previously were not clear and to communicate the findings in innovative ways. In Uganda, Pulse Lab Kampala is committed…


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