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Data Afterwork Event – Munich

By Nahia Orduna On November 14, 2019, the Munich chapter of Women in Big Data organised an afterwork evening in the new amazing offices of AWS in the city center. We gathered again around one hundred people from our community. This event showed the collaboration of the Women in Big Data network across chapters and
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WiBD Toronto Chapter Speaker Series

By Sophia He     In November 2019, our Toronto chapter hosted its latest speaker series, “Big Data, Big Change.” It inspired over 65 members to leverage data to drive positive social change. We were thrilled to partner with Tim Hortons Foundation Camps, a program that supports kids from disadvantaged circumstances. Our first speaker, Tamara
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2019: A Look Back…and Looking Forward to 2020

By Radhika Rangarajan I wanted to write this retrospective during the Thanksgiving holidays in November…but every time I attempted to write something down, I was overwhelmed. No, it was not just about the deadline to finish this article; upon further introspection, I realized it was the fear that I was not going to be able
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Growing Up with Women in Big Data: Q&A with Elaine Kwok

by Tina Tang Elaine Kowk is based in the Bay Area (California, USA), where she was raised—and very recently where she was married! She has been a member of the core team of volunteers for four years, and we are grateful for her quarterly newsletter production. But while she helps us get to know other
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Bio: Jane Alexander, WiBD Chapter Director, Australia

By Regina Karson, WiBD SF Bay Area-Silicon Valley Chapter Director Jane Alexander has worked in the ICT Industry for her entire career in a broad range of areas, from banking to Government, infrastructure outsourcing, cloud enablement, and analytics. Jane has focused on business and customer management and enablement and has successfully developed new business, as
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TalentSeer Hosts Its First Women in Big Data How to Assess A Startup Offer in Sunnyvale, California

December 5, 2019 Regina Karson, WiBD SF Bay Area Chapter Director Margaret Laffan, Lorry Tang, TalentSeer On December 5th in Sunnyvale, California, TalentSeer hosted a career development event for Women in Big Data SF Bay Area. Regina and Margaret kicked off the event, welcoming a room of ~ 50 guests. Next, Lorry Tang, Director of
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Q&A with Lucy Hur: Chief People Officer, Slalom Consulting

Interview and blog by April (Yu) Zeng Lucy Hur talks about Slalom’s commitment to Inclusion & Diversity and her vision to continuously foster a sense of belonging for Slalom employees. You’ve had an impressive background and career. What made you decide to join Slalom? I always want to work at a strong company with a
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Women In Big Data Düsseldorf Chapter Wrap-up 2019

While Women in Big Data, is a globally mature organisation, the WiBD Chapter in Düsseldorf is still really in its infancy – it is only one year old. When most of us think of a one year old, we may imagine an infant who is still fumbling their way around, and heavily dependent on adult
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Australian National University’s data analytics courses exceed gender parity

Efforts from the Canberra chapter of Women in Big Data, and support from the government for gender parity, have for the first time helped women achieve more enrollments than men in two postgraduate data analytics programs at the Australian National University (ANU). ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, and organisers from Women in Big
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@WiBDSA – Introduction to Machine Learning

“She believed she could, so she did…”   As groups advocating for women in the tech space, WiBDSA, Retro Rabbit, CodingMamas, RLadies and WiMLDS recently joined together to collaborate on an important event, Introduction to Machine Learning. Aimed at empowering women from all levels of skill sets with the knowledge and tools needed to build
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