DIRISA
Student Datathon Challenge

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ABOUT EVENT

The DIRISA student datathon is a competition that is organised by the Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA) to showcase how open research data can be used to come up with creative and innovative solutions to some of South Africa’s problems.

SPEAKERS, Presenters, judges

Dr Sandile Mbatha

Senior Manager for Research and Policy Advocacy Department in eThekwini Municipality

Dr Anwar Vahed

Director: DIRISA

Nobubele Angel Shozi

Senior Software Developer and Researcher (DIRISA)

Lameck Mbangula Amugongo

Lecturer: Faculty of Computing and Informatics (NUST)

Dr Happy Sithole

Centre Manager: NICIS

Dr Jan van Niekerk

Executive: Data and Analytics (Mac Consulting)

Mkhuseli Mthukwane

VP Data Science : ABSA Group’s Internal Audit

Nontembeko Dudeni

Statistician: Data Science Research Group of the CSIR

SPONSORS