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Navigating the Unknown: My Unexpected Journey Through 2022

Navigating the Unknown: My Unexpected Journey Through 2022

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Abdulsamod Azeez
·Jan 2, 2023·

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2022 was a year of growth and achievement for me. As I reflect on the past twelve months, I am pleased to write an article that chronicles my experiences and insights from the past year. From personal challenges and accomplishments to professional triumphs and setbacks, this article summarizes my journey in 2022. Whether you are a friend, colleague, or simply a reader with a shared interest in self-improvement and growth, I hope this article provides you with insight, inspiration, and a sense of connection as you embark on your journey. So, please sit back and enjoy the ride as I take you through a year of growth and achievement in 2022, which I started with no initial plan.


In January, I was chosen to lead the DSNFulokoja campus community, a program by DSN (Data Scientists Network/Data Science Nigeria).

March was a memorable month as I had the opportunity to attend my first tech conference, the Open Source Festival. It was at this conference that I met Emeka Boris Ama, Gift Ojeabulu, and Rising Odegua at the sustain Africa ml space. The conference also inspired me to write my first article, "How to Build a Machine Learning Web App in Python Using Gradio."

In April, I led and facilitated DSN's Free AI classes in Lokoja alongside other facilitators.

May marked my first interview for a Data Science role, following a series of applications, rejections, and more applications.

June saw the publication of my second and third articles, "Understanding Augmented Analytics" and "Contributing to Open Source as a Data Scientist." The latter was even featured in Ben Nickoll's spotlight on the Sustain Open Source Podcast.

From July to September, I focused on personal learning and continued applying for roles in Data Science and Machine Learning fields. Although I had a series of successful interviews, I was ultimately turned down because I was still running my undergraduate degree.

October was a busy month as I attended the Data Community Africa festival, the largest festival for people in the data field. I also volunteered at the event, working alongside other volunteers and data practitioners.

In November and December, I completed my bachelor's degree program in computer science and also got the chance to speak at the Google DevFest in Lokoja.

In the end, I was able to successfully build and fully contributed to the data community. I also tutor and mentor other young data enthusiasts who are also passionate about data.

Throughout the year, I met and was inspired by numerous individuals in the data field, including Gift Ojeabulu, Frank-Felix Felix, Emeka Boris Ama, Rising Odegua, David Abu, Oluwatobi Yusuf, Nader Dabit, Anuoluwapo Adetayo, Ibrahim Ogunbiyi, Nasirudeen Raheem MSCDS, and many others. I express gratitude to Bolaji Ayodeji and Okikijesu Elewude, who served as sources of inspiration.

Conclusion

Looking ahead to 2023, I hope to continue learning, improving, and achieving in the field of data science and machine learning, with the ultimate goal of securing a job in the industry. I am an experienced professional with a background in data science, machine learning, technical writing, and AI/ML development advocacy. I am seeking opportunities to apply my skills and knowledge in these areas and am open to exploring roles as a data scientist, machine learning engineer, technical writer, or AI/ML developer advocate. With my strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as my ability to communicate complex technical concepts in a clear and concise manner, I am confident in my ability to make a valuable contribution to any team or organization. If you are looking for someone with expertise in these areas, I would welcome the opportunity to discuss potential opportunities with you.

Please review my enclosed resume for a more in-depth illustration of my work history and accomplishments. Thank you for reading.

 
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