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Letlhogonolo FanampeAI Developer
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196 Blackwood Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa
South African
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AI Developer specializing in machine learning, natural language processing, and backend development. Proficient in building AI models and streamlining workflows to improve automation and efficiency.

Professional Experience
AI/ML Engineer - Computer Vision Specialist & Agile Team Lead, Next Sapien
December 2023 – January 2024
  • Enhanced a Python-based OCR script for text detection from chat screenshots, achieving over 95% accuracy. Involved in emoji detection and text categorization, aligning with stringent accuracy requirements.
  • Developed a Python-based YOLO script focused on gender identification, face rating, and age and height estimation with advanced algorithms, demonstrating my ability in cutting-edge computer vision projects.
  • Led AI-driven computer vision projects, employing Agile methodologies for efficient project delivery. Actively participated in sprint planning, stand-ups, and retrospectives.
  • Demonstrated deep technical knowledge in AI/ML through the development of sophisticated algorithms for facial feature analysis and image processing.
  • Collaborated with IT, operations, and marketing departments to integrate AI solutions into broader business models.
  • Managed technical aspects of contracts, ensuring AI projects adhered to specified requirements and industry standards.
  • AI Developer & Project Contributor, Self-Employed
    August 2022 – present
  • Developed and contributed to various AI projects, including WebGPU applications, AI chatbots, and data visualization tools.
  • Collaborated with teams in hackathons, leading backend development and integrating AI functionalities.
  • Backend Developer - Fashion Flare, Autonomous Agents Hackathon by lablab.ai
    August 2023 – August 2023
  • Developed the backend for an innovative AI-driven platform aimed at redefining the online fashion shopping experience.
  • Utilized state-of-the-art AI technology to enable users to virtually try on clothing and accessories through augmented reality (AR).
  • Integrated an AI assistant that analyzes user preferences, integrates with their existing wardrobe, and updates them with the latest fashion trends.
  • Contributed to the platform's vision of transforming the fashion e-commerce landscape, making shopping smarter, more engaging, and highly personalized.
  • Education
    National Diploma: Analytical Chemistry, Tshwane University of Technology
    January 2010 – July 2015 | Pretoria, South Africa

    Completed coursework in analytical chemistry, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Developed hands-on laboratory skills in practical chemistry courses. Demonstrated proficiency in chemical quality assurance and computer skills.

    National Senior Certificate: Grade 12, Pretoria Technical High School
    January 2005 – December 2009 | Pretoria, South Africa

    Completed secondary school education with coursework in English, Afrikaans, mathematics, life orientation, electrical technology, information technology, and physical sciences.


    Fluent proficiency.


    Native proficiency


    Basic understanding

    Backend Developer - VisionPro (Hackathon Winner), WebGPU Hackathon by lablab.ai
    August 2023 – August 2023
  • Spearheaded backend development, designed API endpoints using Node.js, and integrated SQLite for efficient data storage and retrieval.
  • Partnered with a frontend developer to employ Three.js for a 3D bar chart representation of data.
  • Triumphed in the WebGPU Hackathon - One-day Challenge, demonstrating expertise in backend development and data visualization.
  • Laboratory Analyst, Eskom
    August 2014 – November 2014 | Grootvlei, South Africa
  • Conducted comprehensive analytical tests on coal, oil, and water samples.
  • Ensured all testing adhered to established quality control procedures.
  • Courses
    LangChain & Vector Databases in Production, Activeloop
    September 2023

    Comprehensive training on foundational AI model theory, with hands-on experience in LangChain and Deep Lake technologies, emphasizing the application of Large Language Models across industries.

    Master Python 3, Udemy
    August 2023

    This comprehensive course is designed for individuals ranging from complete beginners to advanced programmers who wish to master Python 3. The curriculum delves deep into Python, starting with an introduction to the language, its documentation, and transitioning from Python 2 to Python 3. Participants will be guided through the setup process, including the installation of Python and various IDEs. The course then covers Python basics such as syntax, data types, loops, functions, and more. Advanced topics include working with different data structures like strings, lists, tuples, sets, and dictionaries. By the end of the course, students will have a thorough understanding of Python 3 and its applications.

    LangChain & Vector Databases in Production

    For my achievements in Gen Al 360 Certification, developed in collaboration with Activeloop, TowardsAl, & Intel Disruptor Initiative.

    Autonomous Agents Hackathon

    For outstanding performance, attendance, successfully completing & submitting a solution based on LangChain, BabyAGI, Auto-GPT, Weavite, Qdeant, SuperAGI

    WebGPU Hackathon - Best Solution by LabLab.ai & New Native Group

    Awarded for delivering the best solution during the WebGPU Hackathon.

    WebGPU Hackathon - Outstanding Performance by LabLab.ai

    Recognized for outstanding performance, attendance, and successful completion & submission of a WebGPU solution.

    JavaScript Algorithms and Data Structures Developer Certification

    Successfully completed the JavaScript Algorithms and Data Structures Developer Certification. Demonstrated proficiency in algorithmic challenges and data structure projects.

    Data Visualization Developer Certification

    Demonstrated proficiency in various data visualization techniques, creating interactive visual representations of data to communicate insights effectively.

    Responsive Web Design Developer Certification

    Acquired skills in designing responsive web layouts, ensuring web content is optimally viewed across various devices.

    Mimo Web Development & Programming Mastery

    Acquired proficiency across multiple domains including HTML, JavaScript, Python, SQL, and end-to-end web development. Demonstrates a holistic understanding of web creation, programming languages, and database management.

    UML and Object-Oriented Design Foundations, Udemy
    February 2023

    This course offers an in-depth exploration of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and object-oriented design principles. It covers the fundamentals of software development methodologies, with a focus on Waterfall vs. Agile, and dives deep into object-orientation concepts such as Abstraction and Polymorphism. The course provides hands-on experience in mapping requirements to technical descriptions, understanding UML diagrams, and designing a Note-Taking App from scratch.

    Nick Vaugh, Product Owner, Next Sapien
    Anant Bedi, Senior Developer, Next Sapien
    Mudassir Fayaz, Mentor | Hackathon Team Leader | Frontend Engineer | Hackathon Winner | BSCS'24 | AI & ML Enthusiast | medium writer | leetcoder, https://www.linkedin.com/in/mudassir-fayaz-8a7697204/
    Gift Olifant, Lab manager, Afrisam
    Agile Methodologies & Project Management

    Proficient in Agile practices and principles, experienced in leading and participating in Agile teams, familiar with Scrum and Kanban frameworks. Skilled in project planning, sprint management, and adapting to changing project requirements.

    Contract Management & Compliance

    Knowledgeable in managing and overseeing technical aspects of contracts, ensuring compliance with industry standards and company policies. Ability to understand and interpret contract requirements and their implications on project delivery.

    Cross-Functional Team Collaboration

    Demonstrated ability in working with diverse teams including IT, operations, and marketing. Skilled in aligning technical solutions with business strategies, and effectively communicating complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

    AI/ML Technical Expertise

    Advanced proficiency in Python with a focus on AI/ML and Computer Vision applications. Experience in developing deep learning models using TensorFlow and Keras. Proficient in using OpenCV for image processing and computer vision tasks.

    Problem Solving & Innovation

    Strong problem-solving skills with a focus on innovative solutions in AI/ML. Proven track record of developing novel algorithms and enhancing existing technologies to solve complex challenges.

    Data Visualization & Real-Time Data Processing

    Skilled in creating interactive visual representations of data to communicate insights effectively. Experienced in real-time data processing with technologies like NodeJS.

    Programming & Development

    Proficient in Python, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3. Familiar with front-end and back-end development using ReactJS, NodeJS. Experience with Django, Flask, Streamlit, and SQLite for database management.

    Soft Skills

    Strong in critical thinking, especially in algorithm design and system optimization. Effective team collaborator with experience in interdisciplinary teams and hackathons. Quick learner, continuously updating skills in the fast-evolving AI/ML field. Strong communication skills, able to articulate complex technical concepts clearly.

    ChatSnap-Extractor, Python-based script for extracting text, timestamps, and emojis from chat conversation screenshots.
    December 2023 – January 2024

    This project is a Python-based script designed to accurately extract text, timestamps, and emojis from chat conversation screenshots. The primary goal of this project is to achieve a character-level accuracy of 99% in text extraction, ensuring reliable and precise results.

    After rigorous testing and evaluation, the project achieved the following results:

  • Character Error Rate (CER): 0.97% (99.03% accuracy)
  • Word Error Rate (WER): 1.12% (98.88% accuracy)
  • Timestamp Detection Accuracy: 99.2%
  • Emoji Detection Accuracy: 98.7%
  • NextSapien-Facial-Analysis, An innovative AI project for NextSapien, focusing on advanced facial analysis.
    November 2023 – December 2023

    An innovative AI project for NextSapien, focusing on advanced facial analysis. This repository contains scripts and methodologies for gender identification, face rating, and comprehensive demographic insights using AI and computer vision techniques. The project showcases a unique blend of analytical rigour and creative problem-solving, aligning with NextSapien's ethos of pushing the boundaries in AI/ML applications.

    Fashion Flare - Hackathon, Your Al Personalized Stylist Agent
    August 2023 – August 2023
  • Fashion Flare: An innovative AI-driven platform redefining online fashion shopping.
  • Mission: Empower users with fashion confidence and a personalized stylist.
  • Technology: State-of-the-art AI enables virtual try-ons through AR for a perfect fit and style alignment.
  • AI Assistant: Analyzes preferences, integrates wardrobes, and keeps users updated on fashion trends.
  • Flexibility: Offers flexible subscription plans, affiliate marketing partnerships, and premium features.
  • Vision: Transforming fashion e-commerce for smarter, engaging, and highly personalized shopping.
  • WebGPU Backend with Data Visualization (VisualPro), Winner of the WebGPU Hackathon - One-day Challenge
    August 2023 – August 2023
  • Spearheaded the development of "VisualPro," the backend for a WebGPU application that processes user input and visualizes data in 3D.
  • Designed API endpoints using Node.js for data processing and retrieval.
  • Integrated SQLite for efficient data storage and retrieval.
  • Collaborated with a frontend developer to create a 3D bar chart representation using Three.js.
  • Won the WebGPU Hackathon, demonstrating expertise in backend development and data visualization.
  • Play My Emotions, AI-driven Disney Song Recommender Based on Emotions
  • Developed an application that suggests Disney songs based on user-entered emotions.
  • Utilized DeepLake, LangChain, and Upstash for data storage and retrieval.
  • Implemented emotional embedding and similarity search algorithms.
  • Primary language: Python.
  • AI Survey Bot Recommendation, Streamlit Application with OpenAI GPT-3.5 Turbo Integration
  • Created a Streamlit application for providing customized responses to business-related questions using OpenAI's GPT-3.5 Turbo model.
  • Set up environment variables, integrated with the OpenAI API, and deployed the application for live testing.
  • Ensured accurate and relevant responses from the chatbot.
  • EntityScrapeToolkit, Web Scraping & Data Extraction Toolkit
  • Developed a versatile web scraping and data extraction toolkit that efficiently collects and organizes data from websites.
  • Prioritized ethical scraping practices.
  • Integrated natural language processing and web scraping techniques for data extraction.
  • AI-Assistant-WhatsApp-Bot, AI-Powered WhatsApp Chatbot
  • Designed a Python-based AI assistant using OpenAI's GPT-3.5 Turbo model for generating responses to WhatsApp messages.
  • Utilized Twilio API for WhatsApp communication and Flask for deployment.
  • Implemented features like message processing, Google Maps API integration, and user registration.
  • YouTube Playlist Transcripts Downloader, Automated YouTube Playlist Transcription Tool
  • Developed a Python script to automatically download transcripts of videos within YouTube playlists.
  • Simplified the process of obtaining video transcripts, enhancing efficiency.