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WiBD Düsseldorf Event #5

The Düsseldorf Chapter of Women in Big Data held a meetup event at Vorwek — Airgate Düsseldorf on September 12, 2019. The world around Big Data and IoT, especially in connection to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is not only complex, but also confusing. The aim of this event was to give the
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How to Help Women with Disabilities Get into Big Data

By Sally Keys How to Help Women with Disabilities Get into Big Data One way to encourage more women into the Big Data industry is to make workplaces and online systems more accessible to those with disabilities. Web accessibility is becoming increasingly more important now that businesses of every kind are conducting more of their
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Wrangling Multimodal Data for Data Science Scenarios with Big Data

Co-hosted by SAP and WiBD, Palo Alto, CA Written by Regina Karson, Technical Marketing Strategist In the age of Big Data, data enthusiasts struggle to bring various types of data, such as graph, text, image, streaming, and relational together, and run machine learning algorithms across them. Data scientists are looking for a language-agnostic platform that
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Cloudera EDGE2AI Workshop

On July 23rd, 2019, a beautiful summer evening in sunny California, Cloudera and Women in Big Data collaborated on hosting their first joint meetup for women at Cloudera’s Palo Alto headquarters. Led by Sunita Sharma and Surbhi Kochhar, the EDGE2AI workshop was aimed at getting the attendees familiar with different Cloudera technologies, as well as
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Afterwork Event: Women in Big Data in collaboration with SAP Business Women Network @SAP Munich

By Nahia Orduna, WiBD Munich Chapter The event took place on the 27th of June, 2019, at the SAP offices in Munich. It was a very sunny day, with temperatures of over 30°C. Even with our city full of beer gardens and many summer festivals during this time of the year, our event was booked
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VerveCon And WiBD: Meet the Leader in You

By Suha Kasamsetty, Founder of VerveCon How many technical conferences have you attended lately with strong female representation (attendance or otherwise)? And how many of them have a statistically significant number of female technical speakers (beyond the token keynote speaker or a handful of session speakers). With increasing focus on improving female representation in business
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WiBDSA – #ConnectSession + #DevSprint

By Nikiwe Sambo – Social Media Lead @ WiBDSA 30 June 2019 We have been having an inspirational time in South Africa, and here is a sneak peek of what has been happening this month. It’s been an exciting couple of weeks for us in South Africa. June 20 We hosted our first Connect Session
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Launching WiBD’s Israeli Chapter

By Itai Yaffe, Women in Big Data Israel Chapter Director This is how we celebrated the launch of the WiBD Israeli chapter! Over 50 attendees (mostly women but not only) from various companies, domains and positions. Two great talks about AI (watch them on our YouTube channel if you speak Hebrew…) A roundtables’ session of
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Marketing Data – Boon and Bane of your Daily Operation?

By Katharina Zech, WiBD Contributor Did you know that a total of 97% of collected data is currently unused? Still, within two days we amass so much data that, if pressed on DVDs, they would cover Luxembourg. Amazing, right? What percentage of the collected data is actually being used in your institution? Thanks to easy
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South Africa Chapter Highlights

14 May 2019, Naomi Molefe, Chapter Chair The South African chapter is the first African Women in Big Data chapter to launch. Here is a summary of the activities we have contributed to in the last few weeks. March 18th – SAPNexGen hosted a WiDS event in partnership with Stanford University. WiBDSA was invited as
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