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The African Data Scientist

10 EpisodesProduced by Port Harcourt School of AIWebsite

We tell the story of African data science and artificial intelligence (AI) potential. We feature interviews from experts within and outside Africa. We have discussions on topics related to data science, machine learning, statistics, artificial intelligence, all from a perspective of understanding th… read more


#10 - Talking About Cloud and Data Technologies with Lynn Langit

You’ll learn from Lynn’s long career as a technical educator, author, and consultant right from how she got started as a single mom, powered through by teaching herself programming and now is one of the world’s foremost educators on cloud and data technologies.

Lynn has also spent a number of years volunteering on technical projects with non-profits in Africa and giving talks at large conference gatherings in South Africa. She shares her perspective on the potential of Africa in the data economy, and so much more.

🧠 In this episode, you'll learn;

05:45 - Lessons from Lynn's career journey.

09:01 - Why Lynn decided to work on the cloud, data, and bioinformatics technologies.

14:22 - What Lynn’s time in Africa was like, during her years spent volunteering here.

17:06 - The promise Lynn sees in Africa in the data economy.

20:48 - Lessons learned as a technical educator.

25:15 - Her framework for delivering technical contents to make them accessible.

29:55 - How she manages her time between running her company, authoring contents, giving talks, and other engagements.

31:55 - The not-so-obvious reasons why an African Data Scientist should consider adopting cloud technologies.

34:58 - How you should approach learning Cloud technologies if you are on a budget.

36:38 - Her thoughts on the best Cloud vendor to adopt as a start-up in terms of cost and efficiency.

39:57 - Her best tips and practices for preparing for Cloud certifications.

42:07 - What the next big wave in Cloud tech that you should be aware of.


About Lynn Langit

Lynn Langit is a Cloud Architect who codes. She's a Cloud and Big Data Architect, AWS Community Hero, Google Cloud Developer Expert, and Microsoft Azure Insider. She has a wealth of cloud training courses on LinkedIn Learning. Lynn is currently working on cloud-based bioinformatics projects: LinkedIn, Twitter, GitHub.



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03:18 - Lynn's courses on LinkedIn Learning.

16:12 - Lynn’s workshop on “Essential Cloud Practices for Machine Learning and Data Science” here.

24:02 - About GitHub Codespaces.

25:02 - GitHub repo dedicated to learning cloud tech.

28:08 - MindMaps research here.

43:34 - TensorFlow Hub and TensorFlow responsible AI tools.

45:03 - GCP ML training on GitHub.

47:24 - Lynn's Microblog on

Extra - Lynn's YouTube Big Data Playlist, Lynn's NPO Teaching Kids Programming.



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