Back to school for eSwapp — top marks for peer-to-peer learning

Two weeks ago, our co-founder, Ghazal, and our data wizard, Asal, made a virtual visit to Loughborough University to give a talk to a group of MSc Data Science students.

During the talk, Ghazal spoke to the students about how eSwapp works, running them through eSwapp’s three main features: matching people for peer-to-peer skill sharing, a real-time skills matrix to understand which skills are in demand and which are missing, and prediction for future hiring and training needs. She then briefly explained how our machine learning algorithm improves the matching of skill-swappers and is constantly updating itself to provide our users with the best and most relevant matches.

Asal spoke about the different types of data that eSwapp collects and why each type of data is so important. She explained how eSwapp’s data collection can point businesses towards how they can best improve the distribution of skills throughout the organisation and also what it can tell us about how people like to learn new skills.

After Ghazal and Asal wrapped up their talk, there was time for questions from the audience. They answered questions about how eSwapp’s peer-to-peer learning can be used by companies alongside more traditional methods of education and about our vision to remove barriers to upskilling and professional development. Ghazal brought the round of questions to a close by telling the students about eSwapp’s origin story, which you can see in the video above!

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