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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

 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 create stories of success that could be shared on our resumes
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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

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 have some
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Women in Big Data AI Munich

  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 company was acquired by Intel last year along with Nervana and
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Women in Big Data at Verizon Ventures

We’d like to thank each and every one of you who attended our first of a series of events on Women in Big Data at Verizon Ventures in San Francisco in mid-January. The session focused on women in data science, and we had an opportunity to meet amazing women data scientists from Dropbox, Pinterest, Salesforce,
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A Day of Machine Learning from IBM @ Galvanize

It was a cold day in San Francisco when a group of eager students gathered for an all-day Women in Big Data Machine Learning training sponsored by IBM @ Galvanize. Thanks to IBM’s Nick Dimtchey and Karmen Leung for sponsoring the event and facilitating the connection with Galvanize. The topic was timely given today’s hot
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Well-Received SAP HANA Vora Hands-On Training

The Women in Big Data (WiBD) Training Committee organizes technical training sponsored by WiBD industry sponsors. On November 30th 2016, SAP offered free SAP HANA Vora hands-on Training to our members. Tina Tang, Senior Director of Product Marketing at SAP, who is one of the WiBD Executive Committee members, opened the sessions by welcoming members to
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WiBD Networking with Recruiters Meetup

In early November, the Women in Big Data Forum (WiBD) held our first “Networking with Recruiters” event, where members got to socialize with recruiters from our sponsoring companies. Throughout the evening attendees had numerous opportunities to learn about new jobs possibilities that would help them start an exciting career in Big Data, or to gain
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First Women in Big Data Event in Europe

The Women in Big Data (WiBD) forum made an official debut in Europe in early November during the Apache Big Data Conference in Seville, Spain. Tina Rosario (Global VP, Enterprise Data Management, SAP) and Marina Alekseeva (GM, Director of Software Product Services, Intel) shared their stories, talked about career paths and opportunities, and emphasized the
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