Fu*k this Year, I got a Benz

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Firstly I do love to Thank God for keeping me alive this year, this year has a lot of up and down

Before I begin my year review, I’d love to say this;

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop

Pls, pardon my F word. I decided to pick this title because of how crazy this year (2020) is, a lot of things happened in Nigeria, starting from government policies to #EndSars protest.

In this review, I will take you through everything that happened to me this year starting from my losses to my win/achievements, my relationship, my love life, and lastly my amazing friends and family.

  • Got rejected by IBM 5 times even with referral 😭 and I fit very well for the position.
  • Got rejected by Google once
  • Aired by amazon
  • Got rejected by Twitter 5 times even with referral and advice from their Diversity recruiter.
    + One rejection reason was that I don’t have experience with KPI, lol but I have experience with the other tools outlined.
  • Got rejected by some startups that said they don’t have money to pay me.😭Innocent me that can accept any amount.
  • Got rejected by almost 200 companies
  • Failed instadeepai technical test because of anxiety😭
  • Andela reached out to me but I didn’t get the job.

In all, I always tell myself to

“Keep Going · “Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying” and “Hold strong to your faith”

  • Wrote a research paper
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  • Built Twitter Threadsummarizer with @ aigehi (beta stage)
  • Co-organize AI festival Nigeria with the team @ NigeriaAi and we have something great for the AI ecosystem in Nigeria this year.
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  • Got recognized by BBC
  • Got a new PC
  • Moved to Lagos
  • I nearly got a million but just N10k left
  • Gave talks in various event
  • and a lot I can’t recall but well I have a bright future and I have something great to show you all soon

I am open to hiring. Pls🙏🙏 @ or mention any company or recruiter that is hiring for Data Scientist or ML engineer. I am open to relocating(UK or Canada)😭😭

Relationship
I met a lot of amazing people and I got closer to God.

Love

What does a poor man have to do with love?

Appreciation

Thank you so much, Theodora Isola, Deborah Alenkhe, Farida Adamu, Rising Odegua, Hack Sultan, Onyinyechi Chijoke, Ehi Aig, Emerald Mclaniyi, Sadia Memudu, Rosalyne Anziya, Andyln Orji, Peace Ojemeh, Samson Goddy, Agiri Abraham, Linda Ikechukwu, Tonye Harry, Steven F Oladele and others

Conclusion
In all, I give Thanks to God and I still hold strong to my faith that something great will happen this new year.

Data Science and Deep Learning Advocate

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