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Machine Learning with Python and Scikit-learn

On April 27, 2017, an enthusiastic crowd of sixty-one women turned up as Cloudflower’s Lukas Biewald conducted a class on Python and Scikit-Learn. Sponsored by the Women in Big Data Forum, the class took place at the MapR campus in San Jose, California. Lukas is the founder and Chief Data Scientist for Crowdflower and an expert
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AWS Big Data Workshop

What do… – Sixty women – Two men – One six-year old boy… … have in common? They all attended the hand’s on Big Data Workshop hosted by the East Coast chapter of the WiBD Forum. Tracy Swensson was there too, and reports in her blog. Find out more.

WiBD Interview Workshop, May 4, 2017

The Women in Big Data Workshop, May 4, 2017 Forty-seven attendees showed up to a packed room  at Cloudera HQ to join Bob Loftis in a workshop on Interviewing Skills. Women of many ages, nationalities and points in their careers attended the event, recognizing the need for soft skills training  (as hard skills alone are simply not enough to navigate today’s
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Women in Big Data (WiBD) Members Appreciation Event

Women In Big Data held the very first Members Appreciation Event on the evening of Thursday, April 6,  hosted by Intel at the SC-12 Auditorium. This was the very first time all members were invited to a single event, after having grown from only 15 members to over 1900 in the past two years! The goal of
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Big Data on DC/OS

On April 4, 2017, Amita Ekbote and Susan Huynh, both of Mesosphere, Inc., presented on DC/OS, Mesosphere’s datacenter operating system. Mesosphere hosted the event at their San Francisco headquarters. Over pizza and beer, attendees got the “10,000 foot” introduction to DC/OS and its components as well as a detailed demo. Amita Ekbote began with a
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Women in Big Data East – Quarter 1 Newsletter

  Women in Big Data – East Quarter 1 Newsletter April 7th, 2017 Chapter News We are happy to announce that the Women in Big Data East Coast Chapter has a new satellite launched by Rachel Silver in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh satellite chapter of Women in Big Data East boasts ~45 members and is gearing up
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Be Congruent

Be Congruent: Your Successes and Values Drive Your Career   On March 6, 2017, Robert (Bob) Loftis presented a career-oriented workshop for members of the Women in Big Data Forum entitled “Be Congruent: Your Successes and Values Drive Your Career,” sponsored by Andreessen Horowitz.   During the workshop, Bob had us prioritize our personal values to
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Just Enough Python Training for Women in Big Data

Women in Big Data got together at Cloudera for “Just Enough Python” course on February 27, 2017. The class was specifically designed to give both an overview and deep dive into Python. It was designed to teach Python as rapidly and directly as possible. Fifty women professionals got together to learn “just enough” Python so
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Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference

WiDS Conference. We were fortunate to have attended a live streaming event of the Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference at Stanford University, hosted by Intel’s Women in Big Data Group on Intel’s Santa Clara campus. While we didn’t have an opportunity to see every speaker, we met a lot of smart ladies and had opportunities to
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Women in Big Data AI Munich

Gayle Sheppard discusses the obstacles for women in STEM andBig Data.   Intel AI Day Munich 2017  featured a presentation on the highly pertinent topic of Women in Big Data by Anna Marchon, EMEA STO Technology Communications at Intel and Gayle Sheppard, General Manager for Saffron. Gayle became CEO of Saffron in 2013, and the
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