Registration Open for Africa Women in Data Science Event #IWD2022

Africa Women in Data Science Event

The OAD and its partners are organizing the “Africa Women in Data Science” event from 8-10 March 2022, which coincides with International Women’s Day. The event is organized by DARA Big Data (Development in Africa through Radio Astronomy) supported by Newton Fund, the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory, the Inter-University Institute For Data Intensive Astronomy (IDiA), and the OAD. It aims to increase African women’s participation in the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) to build a prosperous, resilient Africa of the future. The integral role of African women for the 4IR will be discussed and various opportunities will be showcased for young women hoping to get into the field of data science.

The “Africa Women in Data Science” online event is free to attend and will be split into a conference on Day 1 (March 8) and a hackathon on Days 2 and 3 (March 9-10). The conference will feature inspiring female panel discussions, presentations from leading industry experts and question and answer sessions. Day 1 is open to anyone across Africa with a keen interest in data science. To register for the conference, only complete the first section of the registration form.

The second and third days will be a sentiment analysis hackathon, where teams can compete for prizes. Due to funding restrictions the hackathon portion of the event is only open to women (and those identifying as women) who are currently in SKA Africa Partner Countries (Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia). To register for the hackathon as well as the conference, you will need to complete ALL sections.

Deadline to register – 31 January 2022

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