While many programs and bootcamps exist globally for data science and analytics, the primary language of all such curricula remains in English. Since only 8.2% of the world’s population speaks English fluently enough to undertake educational efforts in English, the world of data science and machine learning remains accessible only to those who speak English as a first or relatively fluent second language.
6% of the world’s population speaks Spanish as a native language — a total of 483 million people — second only to Mandarin, and ahead of English in native speakers among global languages . Creating resources for this language seems an overlooked need in creating greater access to data science curriculum and materials. In this post, I will cover some of the efforts being made by IBM and others to cover this crucial need and discuss briefly the perspectives of IBM Student Advocate Luis Geraldo Ayala Bertel.#Highlights-home#News-DS#In-the-know-feature#Featured-area-1-home