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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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Have you Power Posed?

For many of us, public speaking is scary. Clammy palms, shaky legs and that freaky feeling that your mind just went blank and you don’t remember a word of what you wanted to say in front of your audience….sound all too familiar?As it turns out, all these fears about public speaking are conquerable!  During the
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Launch of the Women in Big Data Chapter on the East Coast

Capital One sponsored the first event for the East Coast Chapter of the Women in Big Data on November 9th, 2016. Participants from across the D.C. metro area gathered in McLean, Virginia. New college hires and seasoned executive leaders came together to network, mentor, and show support for one another in the fast-paced field of
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“Life does not happen in batches …” introducing World of Streaming

There was a good turnout in the evening at this event, with speakers from MapR, Confluent and DataTorrent talking about streaming technology. Considering this was an evening after working hours, it was good to see a large, enthusiastic audience with almost equal representation of men and women. The audience was introduced to some key streaming
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What an AWESOME luncheon that was! Everyone raved about it.

Our Women in Big Data Meetup and Luncheon @ Strata+Hadoop World Conference was well attended and well received. We held the event on September 28, 2016 at Javits Center NYC in a beautiful venue, the River Pavilion, with an amazing view. Approximately 250 people attended the lunch, over 90% of whom were women. A big
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Let’s Make the Line to the Ladies Room Longer

The Women in Big Data Luncheon at Spark Summit 2016 in San Francisco on June 8th was a success! Over 100 guests attended—including (surprisingly) a good number of men this time! Despite initial challenges with the AV system, we managed to get going with a pure pink/purple color presentation to talk about our Women in
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