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Back to School, Fall 2020, Featuring Anushka Singh: Engineering Grad Student, Verizon Media (Yahoo!) Intern & WiBD SoCal Chapter Co-Lead

By Lily Salem. Anushka Singh just wrapped up an internship at Verizon Media over the summer as an Openstack SDE Intern and is kicking off back to school for her final semester as a Computer Science engineering student at the University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering in Los Angeles. She will graduate
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Must Know Topics for Entrepreneurs: Thursdays- 9/3/20- 11/5/20 at Noon, PST

Shuchi Rana, Co-Director Women in Big Data Silicon Valley Chapter.  On September 3, 2020, Women in Big Data kicked off the Entrepreneur series with Micah Bladwin on “Ideation and Funding”. Micah mentioned how this Conversation in the lifecycle of a business is the most fun. You spend your time thinking about what “can be”, you
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How to Elevate Your Career Webinar

By Shala Arshi. Women in Big Data hosted Lauren Hagerty, the Director of Marketing and Community at PowerToFly, to cover the topic “How to Elevate Your Career”.  This was an online event on September 8, 2020. We had a very engaged audience with many questions for Lauren. Lauren gave an inside look at the PowerToFly
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Women in Big Data St. Louis Chapter – Ameren Young Women Career Day Activity

By Usha Ramalingam, Chapter Director.  On August 5th, 2020 St. Louis Chapter members participated in the Young Women Career Day activity sponsored by Ameren WISE (Women Influencing Success in Energy). The WISE sponsored career day was a virtual activity that showcased various career options available in the Energy and Utilities industry. Approximately 30 students participated
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An Introduction to Presto, an Open Source Distributed SQL Engine

By Shala Arshi. On August 27, 2020, Women in Big Data hosted Dipti Borkar, cofounder and chief product officer at Ahana, to talk about Presto technology.  It was a very educational session with great engagement and questions. Dipti started by sharing her career journey and how she co-founded Ahana, a Presto company. After beginning her
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Deep Dive – IoT on Google Cloud Platform

By Srabasti Banerjee. On August 19, 2020, WiBD sponsored an interesting discussion to learn how IoT can be implemented on Google Cloud Platform. The goal was to help us gain an understanding of the underlying tools and technologies being used in the background, like Google Cloud IoT Core, Pipelines, Big Query, Dataflow, Machine Learning, Dataprep,
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Becoming a Data Scientist through Non-Traditional Paths

On August 12, 2020, Women in Big Data Wisconsin Chapter hosted a live panel discussion on Becoming a Data Scientist through Non-Traditional Paths. The panelists shared their experiences on how they became Data Scientists from various educational backgrounds. They provided recommendations on how someone with no former education could build up his/her portfolio and capture
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Job Sharing Makes the Impossible Probable for Employers and Employees Alike

By Joy F. If necessity is the mother of invention, is flexibility the mother of re-invention? I hope so. After 15 years of owning and operating a successful boutique Public Relations and Marketing Communications firm, a shifting family dynamic and move from our hometown of 20-plus years led me to believe it was time to
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Negotiating Your Compensation

July 22, 2020 Negotiating Your Compensation Regina Karson, WiBD Chapter Director & US Board Member Women in Big Data and TalentSeer hosted a live panel discussion on Negotiating Your Compensation Package. The panelists shared real-life experiences as women in technology and business, pragmatic techniques as career coaches, as well as useful insights from studies conducted
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WiBD Virtual MeetUp – Part III: How to Become a VP

Over the past 3 months, Women in Big Data has featured a 3-part career coaching series called “Creating a Life That Totally Rocks” with Dr. Michelle Chappel. While Part I was about finding your inner superhero, and Part II was about goal setting and shooting for the stars, Part III was about the application of
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