Session: Error Logging — Linking Computer Science Principles with how to deal with Depression + Anxiety
The talk breaks down basic machine learning principles, how models are built, and introduces how closely linked the activity of the brain is with relation to mental health, and how one can better their mental health healing journey with the juxtaposition of machine learning lessons
- A refresher on basic machine learning principles
- Breakdown on how the brain reacts to trauma and how neuro paths are built
- Contrasting machine learning modelling to brain activity
- How one can combine the teachings of machine learning to their mental health healing journey
Onalerona’s passion for computer science started at the age of 15, when she ran a successful program for the first time. She has since then dedicated her life to social impact for women in tech. She has previously been a volunteer for Code4CT, an organisation that teaches high school girls how to code.
She is a co-founder of Indoni Developers, a nonprofit organisation for African women in ICT.
She previously was the chairperson for Women in Computer Science at the University of Cape Town. Within that time period, she was awarded the Entelect Social Responsiveness Award for her impact in the computer science community.
She also has a medium blog that touches on mental health issues - with a twist from a tech perspective
Aside from her community work, she works as a consulting backend software engineer for Tangent Solutions. Her daily work involves designing products and services that address real needs, combining human-centred design and agile development processes, employing a creative approach to problem solving that starts with people.
During her free time, she is an abstract artist