Microsoft Azure Datathon – Africa League

Welcome to the Microsoft Azure Datathon Africa League.

To all Database Administrators, Data Scientists, Engineers, Analysts, and all IoT & AI enthusiasts,

We invite you as a part of our IoT & AI community to participate in The Microsoft Azure Datathon which is a 40-day gamified learning experience centered around the Cloud Skills Challenge followed by a hackathon (Nemisa hackathon).

About Microsoft Azure Datathon Africa League:

The Microsoft Azure Datathon Africa League is a 40-day gamified learning experience centered around the Microsoft Cloud Skills Challenge. This initiative will be driven in partnership with our developer communities along with organizations that specialize in skilling and building open-source data science projects.

About Cloud Skills Challenge:

The Microsoft Cloud Skills Challenge is an accelerated learning environment that puts participants against other industry Data Pros in a race for knowledge and leader board superiority. Participants complete Microsoft Learn modules to compete against others, expand their skillset, and celebrate their accomplishments.

The goal is to skill Database Administrators, Data Scientists, Engineers, and Analysts on the Microsoft Azure Data stack.

Datathon Eligible Leagues

Beginner Level
Datathon – Microsoft Data Fundamentals League

Intermediate Level
Datathon – Microsoft Azure Data Scientist League
Datathon – Microsoft Azure Data Engineer League
Datathon – Microsoft Database Administrator League
Datathon – Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst League

Why do you join Microsoft Azure Datathon?

In addition to the experience points, you’ll gain through Microsoft Azure Datathon, you can join the Challenge Leagues anytime between 1 May 2022 – 10 June 2022 and even start a new score of experience points and make another achievement!

Active Participants stand a chance to receive certification vouchers and swag through our MVP-led developer communities and Strategic Developer Skilling Partners!

Together we can run one of the largest data skilling initiatives from Cape to Cairo

Datathon Event

You can attend the Datathon Event to learn more about Microsoft Azure Datathon and attend interesting sessions and panel discussions. It will be held on Thursday 19th May 2022 12:00 pm-2:00 pm | (GMT+03:00) Nairobi.

Datathon Event Agenda:

  • Welcoming
  • Ready, Set, Go with Microsoft Azure Datathon
  • Setting up your GitHub Profile (Live Demo)
  • A Career in Data, Panel Discussion
  • Join a Data Community Near You
  • Azure Data Q&A
  • Trivia + Closing


May 19, 2022: 15:00 - 16:30
Organizer Microsoft ATO
Website Visit website
Location Online
Targets Africa
Sectors Big data, Internet of things (IoT)