Derrick Mwiti

Resume Data Analyst | Writer

► Driven by delivering great results in every task . A goal oriented person who is passionate about working with people and using technology to solve problems. Passionate about data
science and how it can be used in decision making in organizations. 

► Writer at several data science blogs such as Towards Data Science, Heartbeat by Fritz , Data Camp and DataQuest.

► Experienced in data science, machine learning and deep learning with a keen eye on building and hosting models with the help of Keras and Pytorch. Also experienced in exploring datasets to obtain actionable insights. 

►Mentor at Lapid Leaders Africa. Support young people in building their leadership skills as well as their entrepreneurial ventures. 

► Experienced in sales and business development. Enjoy working with businesses to solve their problems using software.

► Avid learner. Loves books and podcasts.

Work Experience
Meltwater Entrepreneurship School of Technology2017-2018Entrepreneur In Training

MEST offers aspiring entrepreneurs a fully sponsored, intensive 12 month training program. Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) are sourced from top graduates in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Cote d'Ivoire.

Fritz Blog (Heartbeat)2018Contributor

Heartbeat is a publication focused on the intersection of machine learning and edge computing. Heartbeat offers practical advice on optimizing and deploying machine learning models in mobile apps.

Springboard2018Guest Writer

Springboard offers flexible, online courses in cutting-edge career paths such as data science, design, analytics, marketing and security.

Towards Data Science2018Writer
Namespace Africa2015-2017Business Lead
Lapid Leaders Africa2015-2016Recruitment Team Lead

- Set up the recruitment docket of LLA and developed strategies to ensure continuous
recruitment of students.
- Championed several activities that lead to an increase of eighty percent in the number of
students recruited.
- Mobilized and led the recruitment team to recruit fifty five people.
- Managed LLA’s social media pages leading to efficient communication with potential
students. This led to a sixy six percent increase in the number of people following the page

Lapid Leaders Africa2015-2017Coaching Fellow - Coaching Labs

Coaching Labs are peer to peer mentorship sessions at Lapid Leaders Africa. Coaching fellow guide the students going through the training through material that helps them to build critical thinking as well as form their own independent thoughts.

Africa Blue Webs2015Software Developer

Developed the alumni and fundraising system for United States International University
Africa (USIU).
Software development using various languages such as PHP and database tools such as MYSQL
Ensuring clients work is due on time.
Working with company clients to ensure that they are satisfied with the quality of the software.

Kinoro Girls High School2013Peer Teacher

Volunteered to teach Maths over the holiday; this led to a remarkable improvement in the
students performance in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.
Mentored form three and four students and encouraged them to do better leading to
improved performance.

Multimedia University of Kenya2013-2017Bsc Mathematics and Computer Science
Nkubu High School2009-2012Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education
Data Analysis
Machine Learning
Business Development
Project Management
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