AT AI/ML Community Launch: Data Science: The hottest Career of the Century

Feb 27, 2:00 – 4:30 PM

AT AI/ML Community Launch. You've heard the hype, but what is data science really about? How can you become a data scientist or a related professional? What skills do you need to succeed in this exciting field? Get your ticket!


CommunityDeveloper ExperienceMeetup

About this event

You've heard the hype, but what is data science really about? How can you become a data scientist or a related professional? What skills do you need to succeed in this exciting field?

Join us for our AI meetup, where we'll answer these questions and more. We'll explore the different roles and responsibilities of data scientists, analysts, data engineers, machine learning engineers, and research scientists. We'll also show you how to use **LLMs** (large language models) to optimize your resumes and stand out from the crowd. Plus, we'll give you a sneak peek into some of the emerging roles and trends in data science that you should know about.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn, network, and have fun with other data enthusiasts, curious minds, and software engineers. Register now and get ready to discover the world of data science!

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  1. Welcome and Introduction
    • Introduction and Launch of the AT AI Community and organizers: Sylvia J. and Mainye B.
    • Overview of the event and objectives.
  2. What to look forward to in the community (Teaser)? 
    • Deploying Machine Learning Models
    • Utilizing Large Language Models
    • Customizing Stable Diffusion for Various Tasks
    • Meet-the-Experts Session: Interact with leading experts in data science.
  3. Data Science Roles Overview
    • Deep dive into different roles: 
      • Analytics, Machine Learning, 
      • Decision Science, and related roles.
    • Understanding core skills for each role: Mathematics/Statistics, Programming, Data Management, and more.
  4. Interactive Activity
    • Group activity to match resumes with data science roles, followed by a discussion on improving resumes with tools like ChatGPT and Jobscan.
  5. Career Advice and Insights
    • Insights from "Building a Data Science Career" by Emily Robinson and Jacqueline Nolis.
    • Character analogies to simplify understanding of different data science roles.
  6. Closing Remarks and Networking
    • Recap of the day's learnings.
    • Invitation to join the AT AI Community.

Target Audience

  • Early Career Professionals and Students interested in exploring data science careers.
  • Experienced Data Science Professionals looking for insights into specialized roles or to share their expertise.
  • Career Switchers aiming to transition into data science roles.
  • Academic Researchers seeking to understand the application of data science in the industry.
  • Data Science Enthusiasts and Hobbyists interested in the latest trends and applications in machine learning and AI.
  • Software Engineers backend and full-stack


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  • Mainye Ben

    Africa's Talking LTD

    Data Scientist & Maker

  • Sylvia Jebet Kipkemoi


    Developer Relations

Featured Attendees

  • Michael Kimathi

    Africa's Talking

  • Mary Gitau

    Mater hospital

  • Jane Merinyo

    Kenyatta University

  • Brackly Murunga




Tuesday, February 27, 2024
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM UTC


Welcome and Introduction
Sessions on Data Science Applications
Data Science Roles Overview
Interactive Activity
Career Advice and Insights
Closing Remarks and Networking


  • Sylvia Jebet Kipkemoi


    Developer Relations


  • Mainye Ben

    Africa's Talking

    Data Scientist

  • Sylvia Jebet Kipkemoi

    Dev Rel Associate, AT Women in Tech Co-Lead

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