Oliver has worked as a Data Scientist for 10+ years. His background is in climate research, whereby he used machine learning methods to improve forecast skills of rainfall and temperature extremes. He then transitioned to industry to work as a Data Scientist at Credit Suisse. He is very passionate about education and tech and Ishango ties these two together!
Courage has 10+ years of experience in developing and implementing social and education projects. He believes education is the key ingredient for building a better and equitable world. He has invested his time working with organisations and volunteering with non-profits with a special focus on education.
Nicole is a highly accomplished Senior Manager and Consultant with over 20 years of expertise in hardware maintenance and development. She has a proven track record of driving innovation, streamlining operations, and producing outstanding outcomes in both large organisations and start-ups.
As the Mentor in Residence at Ishango.ai, Chris holds a bachelor's in Mathematics and a master's in Data Science from AIMS, Rwanda. He provides invaluable guidance to data scientists, assisting them in host company projects. His role is pivotal in ensuring their success in the data science field.
Cynthia has over 2 years of experience in marketing and content creation. She leverages that to create engaging content creation, manage partnerships, and handle social media and data-driven initiatives.
The Ishango bone dates from over 20,000 years ago. It is a mathematical tool, unearthed in the heart of Africa in the 1950s. Its etchings suggest that it was a tally stick and the basis of a numerical system.
Most importantly, it reminds us that Africa had and continues to have an important role to play in humanity’s global mathematical history.
However, Africa’s significance in the development of mathematical thought and knowledge has long been overlooked. Our mission is to change this and secure Africa’s rightful place in the future. Join us.