Data Professionals come here to Learn, Network and Accelerate

Data Jedi is a private community where aspiring and practicing Data Professionals come to;
- Learn Data skills via the Data Jedi Academy

- Network with other Data Professionals via our private slack channel

- Accelerate their careers via our mock interview, career coaching and recruitment services.

PS: The community is 100% free!


Whether you're new on your data learning journey or seeking to level-up your current skillset, we're here to help you achieve your learning goal.
  • Data Jedi Academy

    The Data Jedi Academy is an online data school where you can supercharge your data skills by building Real-World Projects.
    Curious? Learn more
  • Technical Challenges

    We host free regular technical challenges to help you acquire or level up your skills. Right now we have a SQL challenge going on now!
    Ready? Join the SQL Challenge
  • Curated Resources

    The internet is overflowing with data education resources. We take great care in curating the best resources for you so you don't have to. (Coming Soon!)

Data Jedi Academy

The Data Jedi Academy is the most practical online data school in Africa. 

All of our data courses are based on three core principles:

  • šŸ’¼ Project-based Learning

    We believe Learning by Doing is the best approach to learning data skills so we have created and curated a set of unique and challenging projects for you to take on.

  • šŸ“ˆ Full Stack Skillset

    The best data professionals have an understanding of the full lifecycle of data projects. From problem formulation, to deployment and finally communication, we provide a full stack experience.

  • šŸ¤ Remote-first collaboration

    We have designed the experience to use remote collaboration tools along with agile workflows to simulate a real-world working environment.


Learning and building a career in Data is hard. It's even harder on your own. We have a private slack community now (its 100% free!) and regularly host data related events.

  • Meet talented data professionals

    Our active Slack community of 50+ data professionals is purpose built to help you meet data nerds like yourself.Ā 

  • Stay motivated on your learning journey

    Join or form accountability or study groups to help you stay motivated and keep you accountable.

  • get much needed feedback

    Receive feedback from our community of data professionals on everything from a career dilemma to a data project.Ā 


Career journeys in the data world can be tough to navigate on your own (to put it lightly). Thatā€™s why we created the Data Jedi Accelerate service where we help data professionals with;
  • Mock Interviews
    Preparing for an interview at your dream company? With our network of top Data Professionals we can host a mock interview to get you ready.
  • Career Coaching
    Unsure of how to get to the next level in your career? or Don't know how to navigate workplace issues? Our network of HR and Data Professionals can guide you.
  • Job Search
    We will help you in your job search to find the right opportunities and put you in front of the right people to give you a chance at finding your dream job. We can also help you show your skills, even if you donā€™t have traditional credentials.

Our members love Data Jedi

We're sure you will to. Here's just a small sample of what they had to say.
  • Funmi egbekunle
    Oluwafunmilola Egbekunle
    Infosec Analyst, Ecobank Nigeria
    "I Joined DataJedi because I wanted to hone my Data science skills. And not only did I hone my skills, my expectations were surpassed. The commitment of the Facilitators, Working session, Career Talks, Technical Sessions, networking opportunities, the continued access to all sessions and resources by means of the recordings and the slack community; I find it so invaluable"
  • Yimika erinle
    Yimika Erinle
    Data Analyst, Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa
    "The Data Jedi program was an unforgettable experience. At this time, I really needed to sharpen my Data Science skills, and the program offered the best avenue to achieve this. It provided the opportunity to work on highly innovative Data Science Projects, network with key people in the industry and learn about remote as well as full time job opportunities"
  • Opeyemi ajala
    Opeyemi Ajala
    Software Developer, Freelance
    "I registered for Data Jedi Academy to have what it takes to become an industry-ready data scientist and after three months of intense but valuable training, I have much greater confidence in my abilities than before. Now I also have a much clearer plan on the steps I need to take in getting to the top"
  • Ugonna erondu
    Ugonna Erondu
    Infosec Analyst, Ecobank Nigeria
    "Joining Data Jedi has been my best decision so far this year. An invaluable takeaway is the quality network of both experienced and young passionate data scientists I now have. I have been exposed to a pool of information I didn't know about previously. This is a very big step in my Data science journey. Data Jedi may not have given me the gold, but it has shown me where to dig. I highly recommend!"
  • Adebesin adedayo
    Adebesin Adedayo
    Data Analyst
    "I say a big thank you to the organizers of the platform for their selfless guidance in my data science journey including the different end-to-end data science projects, and the explicit data science methodologies. Also, those impactful sessions - career development, CV revamping, work opportunities outside Nigeria, freelance opportunities, and other different skill acquiring sessions"
  • Saburi yusuf
    Saburi YUSUF
    Structural Engineer, Badawa Engineering Company
    "If you are passionate about Data Science, participating in the Data Jedi Program would be of immense value to you. You'll experience the entire cycle of a Data Science Project, from Problem definition to model deployment through hands-on real-life projects. Participating in the first cohort is the best decision I have made this year. I have never been more confident in building a career in Data Science/analysis space"

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Meet the Data Jedi Team

We are a team on a dual mission to build the data science ecosystem in Africa and enable organisations to unlock the power of their data using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

  • Folajimi profile pic
    Folajimi Freddie Odukomaiya

    Folajimi is a Data Scientist and AI Product Manager who has spent the last 5+ years building data-driven products across different industries in Financial Technology, Logistics and Aviation in the UK. 

    He holds a MEng degree in Aeronautical Engineering and is a passionate advocate for STEM education amongst Africans.

  • Adebayo aderibigbe
    Adebayo Aderibigbe

    Bayo is a Microsoft certified Azure Data Scientist and AI Engineer Associate with 15 years of experience acrossĀ different Information Technology roles in theĀ Oil & GasĀ and Banking industries in Nigeria.

    He holds a BEngĀ degree in Electrical & Computer EngineeringĀ and an MSc inĀ Data Science.

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