Deep Learning 2018

Be counted among Nigeria’s top Deep Learning experts, who has gone beyond coding in the corner to applying AI to solve problems, particularly in the areas of Financial Inclusion.

This is the ultimate residential bootcamp and hackathon for the best of the best intermediate to expert machine learning practitioners in the academic community and the industry in Nigeria. The bootcamp will feature world-class hands-on learning and project-oriented tasks based on real world problems/data from leading local and international organisations.

Deep Learning skills is one of the fastest sub-domain and it provides a huge career and research opportunities for every Nigerian to explore possibilities in AI-driven innovation, start-ups and transformational applications in research/industry.

This is the rationale for the Deep Learning Nigeria bootcamp/hackathon.

The bootcamp offers free accommodation, tuition and food. Expert hands-on data scientists are traveling to Nigeria to facilitate the classes.

Attendance is limited. To apply, follows these steps:

  • Confirm your interest in participating in this competition by filling the form available at this hyperlink: Register here
  • Kick off your pre-qualification learning by downloading the Data Science Nigeria 90-day pre-qualification study manual on machine learning and deep learning key topics here.
  • You can study the materials in groups and/or attend all the special classes that will Be held at the AIHub in person or via online channels
  • Participate in a Kaggle competition based on one of the topics in the preparatory reading material (Recommendation System). Please note that you cannot do this as a group. Every submission must be an individual submission. Any act of collusion or group cheating will lead to disqualification of all the parties involved.
  • There will a telephone validation quiz to authenticate the Kaggle submission made by each participant between September 25 -30 2018
  • The best 75 participants shall be invited to the bootcamp running between 10th and 15th October, 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Food, Accommodation and Lectures – FREE
  • Special recognition for female participants (at least 20% from the current 6.2%)
  • Further activities and hackathon will run at the bootcamp sponsored by leading local and international companies to access talents for recruitment/internship and special project freelancers.
  • The bootcamp’s organiser’s decision on selection of participants will be final.