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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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WiBD Helped Me Land My Job

I’ve just got my first job in the Machine Learning field, and here’s a big “THANK YOU” to WiBD for helping me during my career transition. About five years ago I moved to California from Russia with my husband and my two-year-old son. Inspired by the Silicon Valley vibe, I decided to get my Bachelor
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Negotiation Strategy: Don’t Ask, Don’t Get

To see how WiBD training helped one woman find a job she loves, click here. On July 26, 2017, Women in Big Data presented a valuable workshop on negotiation skills, led by Bob Loftis of NowForward Coaching. IBM hosted the event at their Foster City, CA location, with Karmen Leung of IBM moderating. Bob kicked off
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Are Women Reaching For the Stars?

On a recent visit to Bryce Canyon Park’s Astronomy & Night Sky Program, I was pleasantly surprised to witness four women astrophysicists presenting the wonders of the galaxy to the audience—Jupiter, Saturn, the moon, the M-13 Globular Cluster, and even a white dwarf star. It was like seeing an Astronomy book come to life! And
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The Best Means of Cloud Storage for Multiple Users

For women working in big data and analytics, it is becoming more than likely that you will collaborate with colleagues by using cloud-space technology. With the advent of the cloud, we now share and store important data in a space that others can easily access. If you find yourself working within the industry of big
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Women in Big Data (WIBD) Luncheon at Pycon 2017

On Friday May 19, 2017, the Women in Big Data North West chapter sparked off their first meetup at Python Conference (https://us.pycon.org/2017/events/womenbigdatemeetup/). The event was held in the heart of Oregon, Portland, and was very well received.  The number of participants was overwhelming. Within 15 minutes of opening the doors, the room was packed. Some 82
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WiBD and Hortonworks Host DataWorks Summit Lunch & Discussion

On June 13, Hortonworks teamed up with The Women in Big Data Forum to sponsor a lunch and panel discussion at the DataWorks Summit. Wei Wang, Senior Director of Product Marketing @ Hortonworks moderated the panel. Wei opened the panel discussion with a brief introduction to the speakers and the Women in Big Data Initiative. We had
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Women in Big Data – Brazil Chapter Event #1

Interested in hearing from inspiring speakers on the opportunities and the importance of Big Data and how to apply it? Do you want to learn how your body language influences your personal and professional life, what kind of messages you can send even if you are not talking? Join us for the first event hosted
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Women in Big Data Spark Summit Panel and Lunch

  Thank you to Women in Big Data (WiBD) and DataBricks for organizing the Women in Big Data Spark Summit Panel and Lunch on June 7, 2017. The session was well attended by at least 150 women. Soumya Guptha, Marketing Manager from Intel, kicked off the session off with an introduction to WiBD.  Next, Ziya Ma,
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