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The Data-Driven Business: Unlocking the power of your Data

DataFestAfrica showcases all career professions within the data space in Africa.

If you are a Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Data Engineer, AI/ML Engineer, Low Code Developer, Student, Researcher, Data Manager, Data Consumer or Recruiter within this space, then DataFestAfrica is for YOU.

   DATA – fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing in the field of Data.

As we get close to DataFestAfrica, we have added more spice to the event and we will be having a Datathon (Data-Hackathon). This datathon is a solution event aimed at promoting data-driven solutions in the business or on a global scale across the world.

The event will consist of various data teams filled with data scientists, data engineers, and data visualization experts trying to solve a particular business problem using a stack of multiple data technologies including Microsoft Power BI, Dbt,Azure, AWS, SQL, Python(pandas, scikit-learn,Tensorflow,Pytorch), R, DVC, Microsoft Excel and so on.

The aim is to showcase collaboration, problem-solving and innovative solutions through analyzing and drawing conclusions from provided datasets.

The goal for the provided datasets will be aimed at building a solution to analyze business data in order to achieve maximum productivity, improve clients’ service, increase revenue and predict business outcomes.

We’re welcoming registrations from all across Africa.

About Us

Who is DCA?

Data Community Africa organizes various events, workshops, and conferences to provide opportunities for networking, skill development, and sharing of best practices. These events often feature talks and presentations by industry experts, data professionals, and thought leaders.

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About us

Who is DCA?

Data Community Africa is committed to advancing data analytics, science and engineering education and training in Africa, bridging the gap between tech, academia, and industry, and promoting data-driven innovation across various sectors. By fostering a vibrant and inclusive data community, they aim to contribute to the growth and development of data science capabilities in Africa.

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Empowering Africa through Data
Prizes to be won

First Prize

$1,200 Cash price

Second Prize

$1,000 Cash price

First Prize

$800 Cash price

How to Participate

To join the Hackathon:

Register for the Datathon: Click here to register

Don’t have a team yet? Join our Discord Channel Join Discord

Team Formation

1 data scientist/machine learning engineer

1 data analyst and

1 data engineer.

Your team must be participating from or representing 1 country

Each Participants must have a ticket for DataFestAfrica 2023

The team must consist of at least 1 female

Participants cannot belong to more than one team

Who’s Eligible

Data Analysts

Data Engineers

Data Scientists

Business Analysts

Machine Learning Engineers

Analytics Engineers

Any data professional

As we get close to DataFestAfrica, we have added more spice to the event and we will be having a Datathon (Data-Hackathon). This datathon is a solution event aimed at promoting data-driven solutions in the business or on a global scale across the world.

The event will consist of various data teams filled with data scientists, data engineers, and data visualization experts trying to solve a particular business problem using a stack of multiple data technologies including Microsoft Power BI, Dbt,Azure, AWS, SQL, Python(pandas, scikit-learn,Tensorflow,Pytorch), R, DVC, Microsoft Excel and so on.

The aim is to showcase collaboration, problem-solving and innovative solutions through analyzing and drawing conclusions from provided datasets.

The goal for the provided datasets will be aimed at building a solution to analyze business data in order to achieve maximum productivity, improve clients’ service, increase revenue and predict business outcomes.

We’re welcoming registrations from all across Africa.

About Us

Who is DCA?

Data Community Africa organizes various events, workshops, and conferences to provide opportunities for networking, skill development, and sharing of best practices. These events often feature talks and presentations by industry experts, data professionals, and thought leaders.

Learn more
About us

Who is DCA?

Data Community Africa is committed to advancing data analytics, science and engineering education and training in Africa, bridging the gap between tech, academia, and industry, and promoting data-driven innovation across various sectors. By fostering a vibrant and inclusive data community, they aim to contribute to the growth and development of data science capabilities in Africa.

Join us

FAQ?

  1. How many people are required per team? 3 ideally, (1 DA, DE, DS/ML each)
  2. Is there a required experience level required to participate in the Datathon? No, the datathon is open to all participants irrespective of experience level.
  3. Is the datathon physical or virtual? Hybrid
  4. Do I require a DataFestAfrica ticket to participate in the datathon? No
  5. Will competitors be allowed to use whatever tool? Are there specifics? No Specifics. You are free to use any tool that works for you.
  6. What platform will the competition be hosted? Diceytech.
  7. Can winners of last year participate again? Yes, they can, but not as the same team from last year. Each of them must belong to different teams.
  8. Where can I find the dataset? It will be shared in due course. Details will be communicated on the discord channel.
  9. As a participant, can I join via zoom or any other virtual meeting platform? The datathon is hybrid, you’re at liberty to join remotely or physically.

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    DATA – fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing in the field of Data.

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