We already know this, but the world really is one big source of data. Everything we do online — from posting, tweeting and gaming to shopping and communicating — generates data. Not only that, but it’s in our daily activities too, as every sector of our society uses data to manage, track and improve their service. So yes, data generation is a wide scope, and when poked and probed, can be something useful. This is where data science comes in — it’s this vast, ambiguous thing that can cross disciplines, producing various types of data analysis. And in a humble part of our city, a group of young women is already kicking ass at it.
The organization responsible for all this female excellence is the FTW (For The Women) Foundation, a Philippine nonprofit offering full scholarships to selected young women who may be at a financial disadvantage, to go through an intensive three-month training program using the most progressive learning resources for tech roles in AI Training and Data Science. They aim to turn our country into the first data capital of the world, with women at the forefront of the industry.
These women come in armed with existing careers, eager to learn AI Training and Data Science. You’ll see engineers, teachers, accountants, statisticians, marketers and more, together in a room to celebrate their data science projects during their batch’s commencement exercises.