A Data Science Central Community
I run a niche SAS-oriented Analytics/Risk business in South Africa. There is a fair amount of work in financial services, although I must admit the some recent graduates are amazed at how poor the understanding of statistics and data mining is within both business and other sectors.
I just attended the SAS Users forum 2013 in Johannesburg, and the focus was on big data and visual analytics and I think the point of training and motivating the data science concept was well made.
I have a tuition program for small groups in Accra on Weekends and Evenings. Anyone interested in joining can get in touch at [email protected], @KwakuDamoah on twitter or connect me on skype kwaku.damoah . There is also the possibility of running the training in your workplace, and in a block of days in other countries. It is flexible.