Imbizo is a Xhosa word meaning “a gathering to share knowledge”. The IBRO-Simons Computational Neuroscience Imbizo is exactly that: an opportunity for African and international students to learn about cutting edge research techniques in computational neuroscience.
I am organiser and head mentor of the IBRO-Simons Computational Neuroscience Imbizo, a 3 week summer school on Computational Neuroscience located on the shores of Cape Town, South Africa.
The goal of the Imbizo is to bring together those interested in Neuroscience, Africa, and African Neuroscience to share knowledge and create a pan-continental and international community of scientists.
A Deep Learning Indaba𝕏 is a locally-organised “Indaba” or conference held annually that helps ensure that knowledge and capacity in machine learning are spread more widely across the African continent. With more than half the continent hosting an Indaba𝕏, we are building a community of machine learning practitioners and researchers with local impact and global influence.
I am director and CEO of the Deep Learning Indaba𝕏 South Africa NPC, a non-profit company that aims to strengthen machine learning in South Africa and beyond.
I am especially proud of the community aspect of the Indaba𝕏, and the fact that we have been able to bring together a diverse group of people from across the continent, and to help them build a network of peers and mentors.
We are a grassroots organisation that spun off from the Deep Learning Indaba in 2017.
Our community is growing rapidly, and we are excited to see the impact that the Indaba movement will have on the
African continent world.
- Deep Learning Indaba 2019
DST-sponsored tutor at the 1 week Deep Learning Indaba
- Deep Learning Indaba 2018
Tutor at the 1 week Deep Learning Indaba
- Deep Learning Indaba 2017
- Udacity school of AI Nanodegrees
First cohort to complete the AI nanodegrees. The nanodegree consisted of a symbolic AI base, a strong foundation in deep learning and 3 specialisations. I then became a 5 mentor for these nanodegrees for 2 years.
Specialisation Project Computer Vision Facial Keypoints Natural Language Processing Machine Translation Voice-User Interface DNN Speech Recognizer
Additionally, beta tested the AI for Trading nanodegree.
- IBRO-UCT Advanced School on Epilepsy
Attendee of the 2 week advanced summer school in Cape Town on epilepsy neuroscience research with clinical focus.
Additionally, gave NEURON lecture and tutorial.
- IBRO Open Source Workshop
- IBRO-ARC School on Behavioral Bioassays in Neuroscience