(Tentatively) 28-29 May 2018, University Of Botswana, Gaborone

IndabaX BW (Botswana)

Strengthening Machine Learning Community in Botswana.

Machine Learning is leading a process of rapid change in the world today, solving numerous problems, and improving quality of life. It is important for a country like Botswana not to be left behind. Currently, there is little publicity of this important field in terms of events that aim to encourage adoption and training in this valuable area, in Botswana. Botswana however, like other countries, is generating huge amounts of data. Professionals with machine learning skillsets are needed to use this data for decision making.

Botswana as a country is in the process of drafting a cybersecurity strategy. IndabaX BW will use cybersecurity scenarios for lab sessions. The IndabaX BW event will help address these issues and help in developing a larger base of machine learning experts in Botswana.

Department of Computer Science
University Of Botswana
4775 Notwane Road
Gaborone
Botswana
P:+267 3552130

Tentative Speakers

Bhekispho Twala
UNISA, South Africa

Tallman Nkgau
UB

Audrey Masizana,
UB

Lakshmi Narasimhan
UB

Tebogo Seipone
UB

TBA
UB

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UB

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Tentative Schedule

Day 1

Head of Department, Computer Science, UB/Dean of Science, UB

Introduction to ML/Relevant Mathematics

Tea Break

Deep Learning Introduction

Lunch Break

Further Deep Learning Concepts

Tea Break

Practical Introduction

Dinner

Day 2

Lab Session 1

Tea Break

Lab Session 2

Lunch Break

Lab Session 3

Tea Break

Discussion and Way Forward

Organising Committee

George Anderson (coordinator)
UB

Tallman Nkgau (coordinator)
UB

Audrey Masizana
UB

Lakshmi Narasimhan
UB

Tebogo Seipone
UB

Deepti Garg
UB

Tsholofetso Taukobong
UB

Keletso Letsholo
BIUST

Ontiretse Bagwasi
BIUST

Tlamelo Makati
BIUST

Thabo Malete
BIUST

Ofentse Rice
UB

Rodney Marumo
UB

Wame Raseonyana
UB

Angela Mmopelwa
UB

Kgalalelo Mpipi
UB

Tshepo Gobonamang
BIUST