KPMG offers internship to 10 data science Nigeria hackathon participants

KPMG, leading advisory services provider has offered
internship to the top ten participants of the recently
concluded Data Science Nigeria ( DSN ) Bootcamp
hackathon. Some of the qualified participants will
also be provided full employment opportunities ,
subject to other recruitment considerations.
The top 10 participants include Blessing Oladeji,
Abidoye Victor Temitope , Adebayo Aderibigbe, Azeez Olamide Busari , Farouk Oluwatosin, Zainab Ishaq
Musa, Adetutu Samson , Emmanuel Ojuba , Yomi
Adelowotan and Oguejiofor Chibueze.

The beneficiaries are the participants adjudged to
be the top 10 performers in the “ Data Science
Nigeria Customer Segmentation Hackathon ” which
was supported and graded by KPMG Nigeria. The
bootcamp hosted about 150 participants , who
qualified for the bootcamp following pre -qualification
exams on Microsoft / Edx Data Science MOOC series
and DataCamp followed by a public Kaggle
competition .

Kaggle is a platform for predictive modelling and
analytics competitions in which data scientists
compete to produce the best models for predicting
and describing the datasets uploaded by companies
and users .

According to Yomi Akinyemi, Senior Manager, Data
and Analytics , KPMG Nigeria , “ It has indeed been a
pleasure partnering with Data Science Nigeria. KPMG
is committed to local talent development as one of
the ways of improving communities. This is what
compelled the Firm to partner with Data Science
Nigeria on this initiative . The Firm was quite
impressed with the performance of the candidates
and to encourage them to hone the skills they
possess , we will be providing them with internships
with the possibility of full-time employment at the
Firm. This will afford these individuals the
opportunity to employ Data & Analytics to solve a
variety of real life business- focused problems ; and
to further develop their skills as they work side by
side with KPMG D& A experts ” .

“ KPMG is committed to local talent development as
a leading global powerhouse in evidence -based
Analytics and will like to offer internship and
possibly employment to the top 10 performers ,
subject to their availability . It has indeed been a
pleasure partnering with Data Science Nigeria” , he

In the KPMG feedback report, the Top 10
participants displayed a superior ability to
conceptualize the data provided and were able to tie
it to the problems . It also showed that the
participants were able to show the thought process
behind the solutions proffered , making use of layman
terms to explain complicated steps .

Giving an overall assessment of the top ten
participants , the KPMG feedback report notes thus
“ We believe they demonstrated good enough
appreciation of the business problem and were able
to leverage their technical knowledge to address the
specific challenges.” 

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