Generally speaking, in Africa, we are facing numerous social and economic challenges that can be seen as opportunities to come up with innovative ideas and new solutions.
Technology is offering a great opportunity to contribute to developing countries we belong to and want to live in.
This event is the first action toward launching a data science academy that allows the participants to work on real-life challenges and develop end to end solutions for the common good.
For the past 3 months Sirine and I with the help of other peers, start to develop the curriculum for the academy. Yet, we are making progress but we still need to get more people with us to ensure a high-quality curriculum. Meanwhile, with the help of the ZINDI community, we have decided to start building an offline community so we can get more people involved (who may join the academy as participants or as team members).
About the event
The event aims to develop and strengthen the IA community in Tunisia we are organizing a one-day hackathon to solve a real environmental challenge in an African country.
The event will be held at the Higher School of Communication of Tunis Sup’com, a school of national elites.
The event is open to all university students and professionals that have a passion for solving environmental problems with technology.
The objective of this competition is to create a machine learning model to help non-profit organization Local Ocean Conservation to predict the number of turtles that will be captured at each site each day to help local Ocean prepare better and allocate their human and material resources more efficiently
The challenge will be hosted at the Zindi platform.
About Local Ocean Conservation (LOC) (localocean.co)
LOC is a private, not-for-profit organization committed to the protection of Kenya’s marine environment. LOC supports the communities and coastal areas in Watamu and Diani, Kilifi County with marine conservation and community development projects – centered around a holistic approach to conservation. LOC has been doing marine conservation for over 20yrs.
|08:30||Doors open &Regestration|
|09:00||Breakfast and networking|
|09:30||Welcome and Event Intro|
|10:00||Teams build & Start Competition ( coding)|
|12:00||Tips from our mentors|
|14:00||Tips from our mentors|
|16:30||Tips from our mentors|
|18:00||Uploading Final Submissions|
|19:00||Jury Decision and Awards|
The prizes will be announced soon on the Zindi platform
Number of participants
Mentors, mainly data scientists will be available throughout the event for questions to make sure beginners and experts alike will have the help they need to successfully develop their solutions.
- @Meds.jedidi1 : IA engineer and Kaggle expert
- @sirine_bouslama Data scientist
- Firas Baba: Kaggle expert
The event will be co-organized by
- Zinidi Ambassadors in Tunis
- IEEE students brunch sup’com
- Edgeryders community members in Tunis