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Welcome to the Dublin Chapter of WiBD

The EMEA region of the Women in Big Data Forum is growing! The kick off of the new chapter of Women in Big Data in Dublin was officially announced on October 26th during Spark Summit Europe. Jessica Mccarthy, Staff Research Scientist with Intel Labs (focused on the research and development of future internet of things technologies),
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#SheCodes – How Big Data Fuels LinkedIn’s “People You May Know”

On September 26, 2017, nearly 200 data professionals gathered at LinkedIn headquarters in Sunnyvale to hear a presentation by seven of the teams that work in a massive, coordinated effort to bring us the “People You May Know” (PYMK) section of the LinkedIn web page.   Kapil Surlaker, Senior Director of Engineering at LinkedIn, began
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The Currency of Influence

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, the Women in Big Data Forum met in San Francisco’s hip SOMA district for an evening dedicated to “The Currency of Influence”. This soft-skills workshop was led by Sharon Stolt of Constellation Leadership Solutions. Heavybit Industries generously donated space for this event, and food and drinks were sponsored by Heroku,
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A Night of Deep Learning: Women In Big Data Come Together at AI Connect

NVIDIA and SAP hosted their first Women In Big Data community event, AI Connect, on October 18, 2017.  More than 100 participants met up at the NVIDIA campus in Santa Clara to learn about the  latest advancements in deep learning Talk 1:  Deep Learning Use Cases Renee Yao kicked things off, presenting seven deep learning use
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Member Blog: My First Grace Hopper Experience

  October 17, 2017 Member Blog: My First Grace Hopper Experience Author: Swathi Puskur On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, I had the privilege of attending the Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando, Florida — by far the best conference I have ever attended. It is very rare to see so many women technologists at once, and
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Strata Data Conference 2017 NYC/WiBD Luncheon Recap

On Wednesday September 27th, 2017, the Women in Big Data New York City Chapter teamed up with the Strata Data Conference to host the Women in Big Data Luncheon. The luncheon, held at the Javitz Center in Manhattan and sponsored by Intel and Cloudera, was well attended with over 250 participants. Debika Sharma, Director at
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Discussion Report: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

On Wednesday, August 30th, technology leaders from Silicon Valley met for two panel discussions on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, co-hosted by Women in Big Data (WiBD), CASPA, Women in Technology International (WITI), and Be the Change Foundation. A Packed House Within 15 minutes of opening the doors at the Intel Campus in the heart
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WiBD and IBM Hosts Workshop on Accelerating Digital Innovation with Data Science in the Cloud

On Thursday, September 21, Women in Big Data and IBM hosted a workshop for ~60 attendees, ranging from professionals to students, to introduce building data science applications on IBM’s Bluemix cloud platform. Karmen Leung, Global Sales Executive for IBM Analytics & Cloud, gave the opening remarks on the Women in Big Data initiatives, as well
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WiBD – Midwest Chapter Launch Event

On Monday, September 11, 2017, the Women in Big Data Midwest chapter hosted a launch event. The event was held in Madison, WI, at the American Family Insurance headquarters and was sponsored by Northwestern Mutual and American Family Insurance. The goal of the event was to bring awareness of the organization to the women in
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Women Shaping AI: A Man’s View

AI (artificial intelligence) refers to the ability of a machine to learn and perform tasks that are perceived to require human intelligence. AI units mimic humans by performing tasks and solving issues in their environment. They can detect problems and generate solutions. The technology has gone as far as replacing human personal assistants. In the
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