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Q1 Newsletter, Women in Big Data – East

Women in Big Data – East Quarter 1 Newsletter February 15th, 2018 Hello WiBD community! Hope your New Year is off to a great start. WiBD East wrapped up 2017 with a 1200-member strong community across Washington DC, New York City, Boston and Pittsburgh. We are looking forward to an exciting 2018 with the launch of
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Speaking Confidently: Ways to Influence Relationships and Career Growth

The Women In Big Data West Coast/ Bay Area chapter kicked off 2018 on February 8 with our very first workshop: “Speaking Confidently: Ways to Influence Relationships and Career Growth.” The event was sponsored by Intel and organized by Women in Big Data Forum leadership team members Yulia Tell and Stella Mashkevitch. Our ‘WiBD instructor of the year” in
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Using Big Data to Build Customer Loyalty

Big data has made a name for itself in the media recently as an exciting new tool that companies can use to boost their profits and build their brand name. The vast amounts of data generated through mobile devices, social media pages, geolocators and more all give companies invaluable information that can be used to
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Women in Big Data™ Meetup at SAP, Paris: Machine Learning & Predictive Analysis

On December 6, 2017, the second Women in Big Data Meetup in Paris, France, took place at the SAP Leonardo Center. The topics of the day were Machine Learning and Predictive Analysis, and we were also treated to an overview of the newly opened Leonardo Center facility Kicking off the event, Tina Rosario, Director of the
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Empowering Big Data in Hybrid Cloud

Women in Big Data hosted “Empowering Big Data in Hybrid Cloud”, a networking event sponsored by Nutanix on November 2, 2017, featuring Wendy Pfieffer, CIO of Nutanix, Sudeesh Nair, President of Nutanix and Usha Upadhyayula, Software Engineer at Intel and Women in Big Data member. Over fifty people attended this very well received event. The event was
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Data Visualization 101: Trends, Skillset, and Tools

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, more than 60 members and guests of the Women In Big Data Forum met at WalmartLabs in Sunnyvale, Calirfornia, for an introduction into the Data Visualization field and a discussion about trends and entry points into the field. WalmartLabs generously provided us with excellent facilities and food for the event.
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Kickoff event: How does Netflix use big data to drive insights?

After two months of preparation, with the support of the  University of Southern California Marshall Business Analytics Program, the Women in Big Data Southern California chapter officially kicked off on Nov 9th, 2017 on the USC campus. Over 100 men and women with diverse backgrounds were in attendance. It was an honor to host Netflix as
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All About Machine Learning

By Bhakti Hinduja Women in Big Data’s North West chapter successfully organized a meetup. “All about Machine Learning,” to educate women about the technical concepts involved in Machine Learning. The event was held at Intel’s Hawthorne Farm campus in Hillsboro, Oregon, and was extremely well received; around 50 people attended, including four men who constructively participated in the
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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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