As we approach the close of 2023, we take a moment to reflect on the incredible journey we’ve had throughout the year. It has been a year marked by significant milestones, community growth, and an unwavering commitment to our mission of democratizing artificial intelligence in the MENA region and beyond.
ZAKA has undergone a refreshing transformation this year!
Our logo and website have been reimagined to more accurately reflect our vibrant community, diverse programs, and engaging webinars.
We believe this new brand mirrors the energy and enthusiasm that defines ZAKA. As we evolve, this rebranding aligns with our mission to make Artificial Intelligence accessible to everyone and fosters a sense of unity among our members.
Explore the revamped ZAKA at zaka.ai and let’s embark on this exciting journey together!
Our journey kicked off with a series of engaging and informative events, including free webinars and workshops that brought together AI enthusiasts from various backgrounds.
These FREE awareness activities have successfully surpassed 50+ events this year, with over 2,000 participants across the region. Our mission is dedicated to making AI accessible to everyone, and we achieve this by sharing AI knowledge with you!
Events like the “Fall in Love with Machine Learning” workshop, “Web Scraping with Python,” “LegalTech Evolution Webinar,” “Workshop on Build Your Own AI Chatbot,” “How to Kickstart Your Data Science Career in 2023,” “LegalTech Accelerator,” “Podcasting in the AI Era,” and “AI HealthTalks: AI And The Healthcare Ecosystem” each played a crucial role in fostering knowledge sharing and community building.
Check for any upcoming webinars on zaka.ai/webinars.
Our community has expanded across 5+ countries, and we are proud to have 19 dedicated Ambassadors who have been pivotal in organizing university events and hosting our very first Artificial Intelligence Challenge. It’s inspiring to witness the passion and dedication of our community members.
Thank you for trusting ZAKA!
We’re excited to be your guide on your AI journey. In less than a year, our community has grown to over 220K followers across Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube. Your engagement drives us forward. We’ve even had the honor of being invited to TV interviews and podcasts, sharing our passion on a broader stage. Cheers to our thriving community and the promising AI future ahead!
Congratulations to all the 1250+ graduates!
As we look back on ZAKA’s journey, there’s so much to celebrate! We’ve expanded our AI Certification programs with specializations like Data Engineering & Data Analytics and launched the LegalTech Evolution in collaboration with SADER Legal, AI in HealthPrimer in collaboration with HEALTECH, and a special program tailored for juniors reflecting our commitment to providing diverse and comprehensive learning opportunities.
Beyond the classrooms, our Career Fair connects graduates and industry partners, with our graduates achieving high hiring rates in their respective fields.
Each program offered at ZAKA is designed to empower and prepare individuals for success in the dynamic landscape of artificial intelligence.
Let's go into the details of these transformative programs:
64 participants successfully graduated from this year’s 4-week AI Bootcamp.
With a basic programming background, participants delved into the foundations of AI, exploring areas such as Machine Learning, Data Science, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, and Time Series Analysis. They successfully built their first AI models, showcasing their commitment and passion for the field.
This year, we proudly introduced two new specializations Data Engineering and Data Analytics to our flagship program the AI Certification. As of now, we officially offer four specializations: 1- Machine Learning, 2- Data Science, 3- Data Engineering, 4- Data Analytics.
For more details about the distinctions between specializations, read more.
We’re delighted to announce that this year, we successfully graduated 110 participants, bringing our total number of graduates to an impressive 210!
We are excited to announce our partnerships with SADER Legal, the leading legal publishers in the region, for the launch of our Legal Tech Program and with HEALTECH, your gateway to cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence Solutions for the Healthcare Industry, to provide specialized industry training in Healthcare.
18 participants completed the Artificial Intelligence in Health Primer Training delving into the dynamic integration of AI within the healthcare ecosystem.
22 participants completed the LegalTech Evolution Training: Embracing AI and Innovation in the Legal Sector
67 students participated in the AI for Juniors Program, exploring how machines think and process information, sparking their curiosity and creativity.
80 participants completed the 6-hour ChatGPT Mastery, gaining in-depth knowledge of the ins and outs of ChatGPT
That’s not all!
This year, we proudly provided AI training to leading companies, reinforcing our commitment to expertise in corporate settings. Collaborating with esteemed organizations like PwC Academy, KIKO Milano Dubai, HOLDAL Group, Banque Bemo SAL, Malia Group, Mindware BlueTech Holding, and more, we exemplify dedication to spreading AI knowledge across diverse industries.
Our training initiatives have extended across the region, touching bases in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and Kuwait, upskilling over 900 employees and students. Particularly remarkable are our concentrated efforts in Saudi Arabia, where we’ve spearheaded impactful upskilling initiatives, playing a pivotal role in nurturing and advancing AI talent in the region. These efforts include active participation in specialized events like the Filmathon initiative, SDAIA’s Open Data Datathon, and a series of tailored monthly online bootcamps designed for the Saudi audience.
If you’re looking to upskill your team, reach out to us at email@example.com. We’re eager to discuss tailoring our training initiatives to meet your organization’s needs and contribute to your team’s proficiency in artificial intelligence.
Highlighting ZAKA’s Family
Behind every success story lies a dedicated team. We take this moment to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of our talented and committed team members who have been instrumental in driving ZAKA’s success. Shoutout to our newest addition Zack!
You can chat with Zack if you have ChatGPT Plus.
Looking Ahead: Future Goals and Aspirations
As we look ahead, our goals are ambitious. We aspire to continue leading the charge in democratizing AI, connecting with even more individuals and communities, and exploring new frontiers in emerging AI technologies across sectors like Legal, Media, Healthcare, Finance, and beyond.
In conclusion, we express our heartfelt gratitude to our growing community, our dedicated team, and everyone who has been a part of ZAKA’s journey. Together, we’ve nurtured a thriving AI Community, and we look forward to an even more exciting and impactful future.
THANK YOU for being an integral part of ZAKA’s remarkable year.
Until Next year!
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