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Helen Ugoeze Okereke

Helen Ugoeze Okereke

Software engineer

Enugu, Nigeria

Helen Okereke is a software/Robotics engineer, data engineer, and Women Techmakers ambassador. She has previously worked at the National Institute of Information Technology as a database management lecturer, responsible for tutoring students on database server administration,
She has also worked in the innovative management services S.R.L as a web developer and Donel Technologies Enugu as a web developer.
She is currently building smart innovations with IOT and exploring the world of data science.

Awards

  • Most Active Speaker 2023

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Business & Management
  • Government, Social Sector & Education

Topics

  • Exploring the world of data science
  • natural language processing
  • Data Management
  • Big Data Machine Learning AI and Analytics
  • Database Administration
  • Big Data
  • Data Science
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Platform
  • Diverse Backgrounds Into Tech
  • Diversity in Technology
  • Software Deveopment
  • Web
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Website Development
  • Web Development
  • IoT
  • internet of things
  • Automation
  • Automotive IoT
  • Web Applications
  • ● Firebase ● Android ● Android Things / IOT ● Progressive Web App ● Machine learning and AI ● Robotics and Drone Technologies ● Tensorlow
  • Web Design
  • Home Automation

IoT Magic: Turning Everyday Objects into Smart Gadgets

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly growing technology and it is considered the real deal in Tech alongside artificial intelligence. This technology is what every country needs to help ease human stress and handle data faster. IoT devices are used all around the world today.

I focus on creating cutting-edge technologies leveraging IoT. So far I have been able to build many smart systems, therefore With my expertise and experiences in smart technology, this session will focus on the transformation of ordinary objects into intelligent, connected devices through the magic of IoT. We will dive into the following:

a. Understanding the Magic (IoT Basics):
b. IoT Architecture
c. Wizardry in Action (Hands-On Session: Building Your IoT Device ) --> We will build some IoT automation including voice-controlled smart home devices, smart waste bins, and other home automation, the necessary tools will be provided for the audience, they just need to come with their laptops)

d. Connectivity and Communication in IoT
e. Data Analytics for IoT (we will dive into the role of cloud databases in IoT)
f. Beyond the Workshop (Future Enchantments): Resources and guidance for participants to continue their IoT magic beyond the workshop.

At the end of this session, the participants will:
a. Gain a practical understanding of IoT fundamentals.
b. Be able to identify and repurpose everyday objects into IoT-enabled devices.
c. Get Hands-on experience in integrating sensors and connectivity modules.
d. Basic coding skills for implementing simple functionalities in IoT projects.
e. Develop Creative thinking and problem-solving skills in the context of IoT enchantments.

Building and sustaining a career in Tech

To build and sustain a career in tech, you'll need a combination of technical skills, soft skills (like communication and problem-solving), networking, ongoing learning, and adaptability. Additionally, understanding the industry's culture, trends, and the specific roles and pathways within tech will help you make informed career decisions and stay competitive.

Knowing how to build and sustain a career in the tech industry is valuable for several reasons, especially in this ever-evolving Tech space where developers are afraid of newer Technologies making them irrelevant.

However, my talk is going to give valuable insights to those who are looking to start a career in Tech and help them remain relevant in the space.

Deep Dive into IOT (Internet of things)

The internet of things (IOT) is a rapid growing technology and it is considered the real deal in Tech alongside artificial intelligence. This technology is particularly what every country needs to help ease human stress and handle data faster. IOT devices are used all around the world today. this technology keeps growing, However most developers do not even know about this field or how it works.
I focus on creating cutting-edge technologies leveraging IOT and so far I have been able to build so many smart system, therefore with my expertise and experiences in smart technology,, this session is going to focus on the following:
a. introduction to IOT and how it works
b. The real world applications of IOT (the use of IOT in various industries)
c. how to connect our software programs to a hardware device
d. software languages and skills needed to start building IOT devices.
e. smart automation live on stage(automating a voice controlled home devices using the Arduino micro-controller).
f. The future of IOT and how to transition into field

For the live home automation I will need the organizers of this event to provide an electric fan of 240volts or less which will be used for this workshop. I will bring the other items needed while coming

Exploring the world of data science with Helen

In today’s digital economy, Big Data is king, and knowing how to mine, process and analyze it is essential for organizations to thrive in the global business community.
The world is collecting more data than ever and data science is very popular for managing these data and using them to draw meaningful insights.
Hence my session is going to focus on:
understanding data science,
Elaborating the work of a data scientist,
analysing the steps in a data science workflow,
how data science can be applied in real world problems (applying the data science workflow in a real life project) and
Understanding the various roles in the data science field and their important working tools.

This session will also give good insights on the best way to transition into the world of data science.

WHY SQL?

most people do not understand how important it is for them to comprehend SQL when they are other simple program applications.
why do I need SQL when there is Excel and other simple database management tools that I can use?
However, The corporate world is now shifting from merely producing products and
providing services to investing in digital technologies that handle vast amounts
of data, to be transformed to meaningful pieces of information that will generate
more profitable income for the company. everyday companies collect a large number of data, now how do you deal with such massive amount of data to produce a meaningful and presentable information? of course we need a powerful yet simple, flexible and portable software language and this is where SQL comes in place.
This session is going to take people deep into SQL, give them reasons why this language can never be replaced and also answer so many questions and confusions they have regarding this powerful language.

Deep dive into Normalization and Denormalization

The current trend in information technology is to be more digital, as everything is going digital, the world is producing a massive amount of data and it’s no secret that data has become a top priority for every business out there. As companies collect, store and analyze data, they build and utilize databases to handle them. In this growing field of big data the term Normalization is very essential.
most database managers tend to build database systems without considering the term Normalization and others over normalize their database. This session is going to take people deep into normalization in SQL, why every company needs someone who understands the rules of normalization and also the condition for denormalization.

Deep Dive into SQL

most people do not understand how important it is for them to comprehend SQL when they are other simple program applications.
why do I need SQL when there is Excel and other simple database management tools that I can use?
However, The corporate world is now shifting from merely producing products and
providing services to investing in digital technologies that handle vast amounts
of data, to be transformed to meaningful pieces of information that will generate
more profitable income for the company. everyday companies collect a large number of data, now how do you deal with such massive amount of data to produce a meaningful and presentable information? of course we need a powerful yet simple, flexible and portable software language and this is where SQL comes in place.
This session is going to take people deep into SQL, give them reasons why this language can never be replaced and also answer so many questions and confusions they have regarding this powerful language.

Unlocking the Future: Innovations in IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly growing technology and it is considered the real deal in Tech alongside artificial intelligence. This technology is what every country needs to help ease human stress and handle data faster. IoT devices are used all around the world today.

This technology keeps growing, However, most developers do not even know about this field or how it works.
I focus on creating cutting-edge technologies leveraging IOT and so far I have been able to build many smart systems, therefore With my expertise and experiences in smart technology, this session is going to focus on the following:

a. introduction to IOT and the real-world applications of IOT (the use of IOT in various industries)
b. how to connect our software programs to a hardware device
c. software languages and skills needed to start building IOT devices.
d. step by step guide to building a smart IoT device
e. smart automation live on stage(automating voice-controlled home devices using the Arduino microcontroller): A captivating segment of this session will revolve around a live demonstration of smart automation.

f. The future of IOT and how to transition into the field.

at the end of this session, participants who are interested in IoT will be well grounded on what it is about and how to start a career in this field.

This is a workshop and hence I would prefer a total of 120 minutes to complete this. however, I would need to be provided with a table and a standing fan of 240volts or less for automation

Thriving in Tech: Your Guide to Success

The tech world is a dynamic and multifaceted environment, offering a wide range of opportunities and challenges. Navigating this world successfully involves understanding the landscape, embracing change, and leveraging the available resources and networks.
However, this session is going to focus on strategies, challenges, and insights required for techies and newbies to effectively traverse the complex and ever-evolving technology landscape.

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