Having to cover nearly all the essentials in Data Science in two months was not a cup of tea. If you are wondering, how? Try the power of teamwork. The adopted learning model enabled me to access a community of fellows and teaching facilitators (working data science field) who guided us along the journey. I benefited from the group work which involved solving industry-oriented challenges from various companies. This was exposure to the next level. Strategic remote learning schedule to cater for the needs of day-job grinders. I found this favorable as it delivered a smooth balance between the learning time and my working for the bills. Most importantly, to reap the full benefits of the program you must have inner drive, grit and sacrifice.
Genuinely, I put in all my stocks and without second-guessing, I pushed myself to the limit, despite common challenges from the prevailing "new normal" situation. Through Afterwork, my network has improved. I have met friends and potential business partners across Africa. As a job seeker, I used the knowledge and skills from Afterwork to build my portfolio (GitHub) to showcase my work to my potential employers. Speaking from experience, after receiving many regret emails from my previous applications, I got an offer courtesy of the very portfolio. Thanks to Afterwork. Being a member of the Afterwork community has shaped my career and it's been worthwhile.