SCA Mentorship Program: My Experience so Far

Ibukun Ogunnaike
2 min readMar 27, 2021


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I was so sad😞😞…

This was my feeling when I saw the rejection mail for the Cohort 3 of the She Code Africa Mentoring Program in 2020. I had heard of how ladies who finished from She Code Africa become badass at what they do and I really wanted to be a part of it. I applied initially but wasn’t accepted.

Earlier this year, I released a book that was a compilation of some very inspiring female tech journeys and I almost all of them had something t o do with She code Africa. There and then I resolved to put in more effort to be a part of this cohort . I got so excited when I got accepted this time for the Data Science Track.

The journey so far has been amazing and challenging. I’ve met a lot of brilliant minds that have forced me to think better and I have an amazing mentor , Olufumni Countess. She has been so supportive so far and I really appreciate her. So far, we’ve had quite number of tasks.

Week 1

We were given 3 tasks which were to Generate a Password using Python, Guess the number and 99 bottles of beer on the wall. This was quite easy for me, and while presenting my projects and seeing other peoples projects, I got feedback and ideas on how to improve my codes too.

Week 2

In week 2, I had the task of learning and writing an article on any mathematical subject that relates to data science. I decided to write an article on Probability and Statistics in Data Science. You can find it here Beginners Guide to Probability and Statistics for Data Science. With this article, I attempted to explain basic but important mathematical concepts that would aid the understanding of data science and machine learning.

Week 3

We were given a dataset to analyze the US Unemployment Dataset. I used python libraries to analyze the data set and bring out meaningful insights from it. I also did some Data Visualization on the dataset.

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In summary, the journey so far has been quite challenging for me. I’m so excited to be a part of this and I really can’t wait to see the me that will result after this process as I learn, relearn and unlearn.

Thanks for reading.



Ibukun Ogunnaike

Python. Data Science. I’m helplessly in love with the possibilities of carefully prepared data. I’d love to help you through your programming journey!