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Preparing the community for digital future

Google Developer Group (GDG) Brunei and Women Techmakers (WTM) Brunei, with the support of Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP) conducted data science workshops yesterday as part of the Brunei Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition 2022 (Brunei MYCE 2022) Digital Technology week.

Some 173 participants attended the free workshops conducted virtually and physically at Sepakat Room 4 of the International Convention Centre in Berakas.

One of the participants, Md Farhan Izzudin bin Mahli, shared that the workshop was an eye-opening experience as they had the opportunity to work and learn alongside experts from the industry.

“I was impressed with the knowledge and expertise imparted by the speakers. We didn’t just learn the theory of things, but we also learnt how to apply them in practice. It was hands-on, interactive and I can apply them further to my existing knowledge on data science. Quizzes for both in-person and online participants also made the workshop more compelling and throught-provoking,” he said.

Ambassador of WTM Brunei Saedah binti Hasnal said, “Aside from equipping our community with the opportunity to gain future-ready skills, it is as important to create a safe space for them to connect, network and learn from each other.”

During the one-day event, participants also had the opportunity to network and consult with local data science and artificial intelligence (AI) experts from BSP who are responsible for driving the company’s digital transformation journey. Tinkering stations, where participants came, pitched and worked on their projects while getting advice from data science experts, were also buzzing with tech enthusiasts during the workshop.

BSP Digitalisation Manager Hajah Sofiah binti Haji Umar said the workshop was part of BSP’s commitment to create a future-proof workforce through digital upskilling.

“We believe that digital transformation is a key enabler to achieve outstanding and sustained performance. In BSP, we focus on applying digital solutions in addressing business problems by making ways of working faster, better and more cost-efficient. This will be executed by created in-house digital capabilities,” she said.

Participants during the workshop. PHOTO: GDG BRUNEI