What is your background?
I’m one of the youngest product owners and lead machine learning engineers leading at Omdena. I’m also the student ambassador at Women in AI promoting inclusivity in the tech community. I work as a Data Engineering Senior Analyst at Accenture. I’m the founder of Google Developer Student Clubs on my campus to help bridge the gap between theory and practice.
What is your achievement?
Two months ago, I got accepted for a role as a data scientist in Accenture while working on the Omdena project Identifying School Locations in Sudan from Satellite Imagery with UNICEF.
How has the Omdena experience helped in your work career?
I joined Omdena local chapters last year in October 2021. I started with no experience in data science projects, and even machine learning was not my forte back then. But because of the resources, courses, and projects offered by Omdena, I got the chance to leverage my skills and be able to become a junior ML engineer during my 3 months at Omdena. Then I became a machine learning engineer in the next 3-4 months, and now a product owner and a lead ML engineer in two of the Omdena AI core challenges.
Some of the projects Armielyn took part in:
- Building an Organisational Gender Equality Assessment Functionality Using Machine Learning
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How did it change your worldview? What was the biggest obstacle you have overcome?
It’s almost one year and two months of being part of Omdena projects, from local projects to the core challenges. I’m an introverted person. But, because of these opportunities given to me in several projects, I was able to build my soft skills, and now I’m a founder & chief executive officer in Google developer student clubs PUP main campus, Manila, Philippines.
“Sometimes you just have to jump in and try things that you have never done before. Sometimes, being a beginner is an advantage for you to learn things in data science, ML and AI.”