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Intel host the first WiBD Irish Chapter MeetUp

Recent years have seen an emerging trend of big data and analytics becoming critical to support advancements in a vast majority of fields and businesses. These include research, industry, finance and human resources. Supporting diversity and inspiring growth in this challenging technological field, the Women in Big Data (WiBD) group for the EMEA Region continues
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Meeting Up at URx: University Partner Model for Women in Big Data

By Roselyn Byrd Introduction Co-founding lead for Women in Big Data (WiBD) Radhika Rangarajan and Southern California chapter leads shared best practice insights in April 2018 as they participated in a panel at the second annual University Recruiting Conference, dubbed “URx,” in San Francisco, California. Co-founders of SoCal WiBD April Zeng and Lily Salem, as well
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WiBD SoCal Inaugural Tech Tutorial on Visualizing Geo Data in Python and Mentorship Program Announcement

By April Zeng The Women in Big Data SoCal Chapter partnered with PyLadies of Los Angeles and the University of Southern California (USC ) Marshall School of Business Masters of Science in Business Analytics program to host our first tech training in June 2018. Our goal was to help members gain additional skills to excel
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WiBD Toronto Chapter Meetup, June 13, 2018

With a lively crowd of over 50 members, our Toronto chapter of Women in Big Data had their first meetup on June 13, 2018! During the event, we uncovered the different roles and functions that work with big data. We also explored how different industries interact and use big data through an interactive panel discussion.
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Women in Big Data Munich meetup at Google

Women in Big Data Munich hosted another meetup at Google premises on 14 June, 2018. Around ninety attendees enjoyed the occasion in the conference area of Google office space. The meetup started with an introduction of Women in Big Data by Nahia Orduna, Principal Solution Architect in Vodafone and WiBD Munich Chapter Lead. She explained
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Google Machine Learning & AI – Bridge from Digital Marketing to Supply Chain

By Rosa Elena Lorenzana With exceptional collaboration from Google Cloud and Pluto 7, Women in Big Data (WiBD) were honored to host a group of ~60 attendees at Google campus in Sunnyvale, CA on May 23, 2018. The event was focused on adoption of Google Machine Learning (ML) & Artificial Intelligence (AI) across different industry verticals.
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How Object Storage can improve Hadoop Performance

By Sunita Sharma, Solution Architect April, 2018 This article highlights the importance of Object storage and how it can improve performance with Hadoop. You can download a PDF of this paper here. Introduction to Hadoop: Hadoop is an open source software platform.It is widely used for processing large volume of data processing at massive scale.
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Vodafone sponsors WiBD London chapter Kick Off

Women in Big Data (WiBD) EMEA Region continues to grow and we are happy to welcome both the new London chapter and Vodafone as a sponsor. The first kick off MeetUp took place on April 23rd, 2018, hosted by Vodafone venue in Newbury and attended by 45 Vodafone employees.  

First 2018 Meetup of Big Data’s Latina America Chapter Committee

Women in Big Data’s Latina America Chapter Committee in collaboration with SAP, N1N3 Data Science, POX, Hammer and Eiffel held the first 2018 meetup on April 18 at Tecnopuc Campus, Porto Alegre Brazil. We had over 60 attendees – women and man! For this pleasant night we had a technical speech led by Mine Caxeiro ,
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My Big Data Journey

I admit it. When I started my Big Data journey, I was overwhelmed,  quite easily and very quickly, by all the new technologies, terminologies and touchpoints I was encountering. Squoop, Splunk, Striim, Storm, Scribe, Hbase, Hive, Hue Pig etc., and they were Latin and Greek to me.  Ahhh!!! It was only after my third “Introduction
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