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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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Discussion Report: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

On Wednesday, August 30th, technology leaders from Silicon Valley met for two panel discussions on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, co-hosted by Women in Big Data (WiBD), CASPA, Women in Technology International (WITI), and Be the Change Foundation. A Packed House Within 15 minutes of opening the doors at the Intel Campus in the heart
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WiBD and IBM Hosts Workshop on Accelerating Digital Innovation with Data Science in the Cloud

On Thursday, September 21, Women in Big Data and IBM hosted a workshop for ~60 attendees, ranging from professionals to students, to introduce building data science applications on IBM’s Bluemix cloud platform. Karmen Leung, Global Sales Executive for IBM Analytics & Cloud, gave the opening remarks on the Women in Big Data initiatives, as well
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WiBD – Midwest Chapter Launch Event

On Monday, September 11, 2017, the Women in Big Data Midwest chapter hosted a launch event. The event was held in Madison, WI, at the American Family Insurance headquarters and was sponsored by Northwestern Mutual and American Family Insurance. The goal of the event was to bring awareness of the organization to the women in
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Women Shaping AI: A Man’s View

AI (artificial intelligence) refers to the ability of a machine to learn and perform tasks that are perceived to require human intelligence. AI units mimic humans by performing tasks and solving issues in their environment. They can detect problems and generate solutions. The technology has gone as far as replacing human personal assistants. In the
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What Martial Arts Can Teach About Diversity

The Women in Big Data EMEA region launched in the beginning of 2017, and after announcing it at industry events across Europe, we had many different conversations with a variety of people. I began to notice an interesting paradox. On one hand, the challenges these driven, intelligent and successful women face through their careers in
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ABI and WiBD Present: Careers in Big Data Panel

On August 21, 2017, ABI.Silicon Valley (Anita Borg Institute) teamed up with Women in Big Data to present a panel discussion comprised of experts from the Big Data and tech communities. The goal was to bring together women in tech organizations and women in industry panelists to inform, to inspire and to connect the community. The concept for the
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WiBD East Coast Chapter Q2 2017 Newsletter

July 14th, 2017 Chapter News We are happy to announce a new satellite in Boston led by Sunanda Parthasarathy and Shirin Mojarad. The kickoff event for Boston occurred on June 15th with a Salary Negotiation Workshop and has since grown to 126 members. Shirin and Sunanda are both in the Data Science field and bring tons of experience in running meet-ups.
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WiBD Hosts Workshop on SAS Visual Analytics Tool & Python API

On Friday, June 23rd, SAS and Women in Big Data hosted a workshop for 20 attendees, ranging from students to professionals. The workshop focused on data analysis and machine learning using SAS’s Visual Analytics tool and Python API. The workshop was kicked off with an insightful presentation by Jenn Mann, SAS Executive Vice President who
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