Our Mentors

Meet some of our mentors.

Rofhiwa Nemudzivhadi


Country: South Africa

Data Analyst @ IQBusiness

Rofhiwa Nemudzivhadi is a data scientist with a background in Statistics and Information Systems

Robert Czanik


Country: South Africa

Data Scientist @ ThoroughTec Simulation

Robert Czanik is a Data Scientist with a PhD in Space Research (Astrophysics)

Davidpraise Kalu


Country: Serbia

Data Scientists @ Data Hacker

David Praise Chukwuma Kalu is a Data Scientist at DataHacker in Serbia. He is also completing his studies in Software and Data Engineering and was voted as one of the 20 most inspiring Data Scientists to follow on Twitter in 2020 by AI Time Journal

Zaheeda Tshankie


Country: South Africa

Data Scientist @ Telkom

Zaheeda Tshankie is a data scientist who completed a data science bootcamp through Explore Data Science Academy and is currently pursuing a degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

Sifiso Mngomezulu


Country: South Africa

Group HR Data Analyst @ Transaction Capital Risk Services

Sifiso Mngomezulu is a data analyst with previous experience working as a Data Scientist at Wits Health Consortium. He has an academic background in Information Systems and Mathematical Statistics

Rising Odegua


Country: Nigeria

Machine Learning Engineer @ Crevatal

Prior to his current job, Rising spent over a year working as a Data Scientist/Researcher performing data science research and product testing and data analytics.

Our Team

Meet the team

Emmanuel Sibanda


Co-Founder and CEO

Jasmine Desvarieux


Co-Founder and COO

Vivian Opondoh


Co-Founder and CTO

Dumebi Okwechime


Director and Advisor

Brain John Jnr Aboze


Teaching Assistant

Percy Mokone


Teaching Assistant

Nneamaka Chalokwu


Sales Development Representative

Our Brand Ambassadors

Meet our community builders

Mary M .Kinya


Kenya

Mary is a Data Analyst at Sendly in Kenya.

Nasirudeen Raheem


Nigeria

Raheem is an intern Data Scientist at AXA Mansard Nigeria.

How The Gradient Boost works

Signup Process

As you go through the signup process we will ask you questions to better understand you, how you would like to pay our fee and to understand when and how to reach out to you to explain how The Gradient Boost works, get a deeper understanding of your goals and aspirations and give you an opportunity to ask any questions to help you make a more informed decision.

Mentor Guided Learning

Once classes commence you will have access to two live weekly mentorship sessions with Data Scientists from across Africa. Your mentors will walk you through some of the issues you are struggling with and explain concepts in our curriculum to you in a more practical way to ensure understanding. These tutorials are recorded and shared with you, giving you a lifetime of videos that you can always go back to in order to revise things you may have forgotten.

Weekend Workshops

We have workshops every weekend, the majority of which are only open to our registered students. These workshops are led by either your workshop mentor (a Data Scientist), or guest Data Scientists, recruiters and other specialists from around the world to either give you a practical workshop on a useful skill or tool that isn't included in the core curriculum (e.g Tableau or Web Scraping) or to walk you through a case study or interview questions to expect in a Data Science interview.

Certification

Upon successful completion of our course you will receive a digitally shareable certificate signed off by atleast 4 Data Scientists based on your assignments and project submission. Through our partnership with Diwala the certificate is backed by the blockchain.

Accountability

We help ensure that you are keeping up with your course progress. Since our Introduction to Data Science course is self-paced you will have an accountability partner to help you define a weekly study schedule and to ensure that you are not falling behind. You will also a weekly catchup call to understand any major concerns you have about the course and your progress in general.

Data Science portfolio

As part of the curriculum, we will help you start building up your data science portfolio with projects and case studies tailored to your interests. This will help showcase your skills to potential employers.

A community of learners

Through our Slack channel you will be able to interact with other learners and mentors to not only keep you motivated and learning but to create networking opportunities.