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Empowering Big Data in Hybrid Cloud

Women in Big Data hosted “Empowering Big Data in Hybrid Cloud”, a networking event sponsored by Nutanix on November 2, 2017, featuring Wendy Pfieffer, CIO of Nutanix, Sudeesh Nair, President of Nutanix and Usha Upadhyayula, Software Engineer at Intel and Women in Big Data member. Over fifty people attended this very well received event. The event was
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Data Visualization 101: Trends, Skillset, and Tools

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, more than 60 members and guests of the Women In Big Data Forum met at WalmartLabs in Sunnyvale, Calirfornia, for an introduction into the Data Visualization field and a discussion about trends and entry points into the field. WalmartLabs generously provided us with excellent facilities and food for the event.
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Kickoff event: How does Netflix use big data to drive insights?

After two months of preparation, with the support of the  University of Southern California Marshall Business Analytics Program, the Women in Big Data Southern California chapter officially kicked off on Nov 9th, 2017 on the USC campus. Over 100 men and women with diverse backgrounds were in attendance. It was an honor to host Netflix as
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All About Machine Learning

By Bhakti Hinduja Women in Big Data’s North West chapter successfully organized a meetup. “All about Machine Learning,” to educate women about the technical concepts involved in Machine Learning. The event was held at Intel’s Hawthorne Farm campus in Hillsboro, Oregon, and was extremely well received; around 50 people attended, including four men who constructively participated in the
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Welcome to the Dublin Chapter of WiBD

The EMEA region of the Women in Big Data Forum is growing! The kick off of the new chapter of Women in Big Data in Dublin was officially announced on October 26th during Spark Summit Europe. Jessica Mccarthy, Staff Research Scientist with Intel Labs (focused on the research and development of future internet of things technologies),
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#SheCodes – How Big Data Fuels LinkedIn’s “People You May Know”

On September 26, 2017, nearly 200 data professionals gathered at LinkedIn headquarters in Sunnyvale to hear a presentation by seven of the teams that work in a massive, coordinated effort to bring us the “People You May Know” (PYMK) section of the LinkedIn web page.   Kapil Surlaker, Senior Director of Engineering at LinkedIn, began
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The Currency of Influence

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, the Women in Big Data Forum met in San Francisco’s hip SOMA district for an evening dedicated to “The Currency of Influence”. This soft-skills workshop was led by Sharon Stolt of Constellation Leadership Solutions. Heavybit Industries generously donated space for this event, and food and drinks were sponsored by Heroku,
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A Night of Deep Learning: Women In Big Data Come Together at AI Connect

NVIDIA and SAP hosted their first Women In Big Data community event, AI Connect, on October 18, 2017.  More than 100 participants met up at the NVIDIA campus in Santa Clara to learn about the  latest advancements in deep learning Talk 1:  Deep Learning Use Cases Renee Yao kicked things off, presenting seven deep learning use
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Member Blog: My First Grace Hopper Experience

  October 17, 2017 Member Blog: My First Grace Hopper Experience Author: Swathi Puskur On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, I had the privilege of attending the Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando, Florida — by far the best conference I have ever attended. It is very rare to see so many women technologists at once, and
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Strata Data Conference 2017 NYC/WiBD Luncheon Recap

On Wednesday September 27th, 2017, the Women in Big Data New York City Chapter teamed up with the Strata Data Conference to host the Women in Big Data Luncheon. The luncheon, held at the Javitz Center in Manhattan and sponsored by Intel and Cloudera, was well attended with over 250 participants. Debika Sharma, Director at
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