Data Science Nigeria: 2-year milestone (From December 2016 till date)

It has been two awesome years of transformational impact as a non-profit committed to the knowledge and application of Big Data, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence for sustainable socio-economic development. We appreciate our partners, supporters, friends, community members and the convener, Olubayo Adekanmbi for the selfless service to the next generation.

The last two years have been a proof of our commitment to build a world-class Artificial Intelligence knowledge, research and innovation ecosystem that delivers high impact & transformational research, business use applications, AI-first start-ups, employability and social good use cases. We are even more persuaded that in 10 years, Nigeria will become one of the top 10 AI talent/knowledge destinations with 20% GDP multiplier impact.

Below are few of the milestones worth mentioning in the last two years.


  1. 200,000+ download of our free ebook on AI for Starters
  2. 2018 Artificial Intelligence Summit & all-expense paid residential Bootcamp
  3. Artificial Intelligence Executives and Business Leaders
  4. Artificial Intelligence Hub Formal Opening and Mini Hackathon
  5. 1st ever InterCampus Machine Learning competition for 95 Nigerian universities and polytechnics
  6. Formal validation as a US-verified charity via Equivalency Determination by NGOsource
  7. Publication of Annual Report as a registered non-profit
  8. Development of Curriculum for intro Machine Learning & Deep Learning
  9. Publication of our 3 years Artificial Intelligence Roadmap (Vision 2016 to 2019)
  10. Industry-level Hackathon with Access Bank and African Fintech Foundry
  11. Industry Meet-Up on Natural Language Processing with prof Raj Khrishnan
  12. Artificial Intelligence for Kids Summer School
  13. Japanese envoy visit to the AI Hub
  14. Over 10,000 participants in our bootcamp qualification online study
  15. Artificial Intelligence for Agriculture with Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe
  16. 2017 Summit and Bootcamp
  17. Global mentorship programme
  18. 50+ direct job/internship placement & strategic partnership with KPMG
  19. Zainab Ishaq Musa Wins 2018 Hult Prize Regional Competition
  20. Data Science Nigeria AI Bootcamp Winner, Olamide Oyediran Wins Zindi Africa’s Sustainable Development Goals Text Classification Challenge