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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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WiBD Technical Training Workshop at MapR: Apache Drill & Apache Spark

Let’s kick off this blog post with a numbers game, shall we? The answer is: 50+ women, who also happen to be data geeks! Doing what, you’re wondering… that is the number of women who participated in the most recent technical training session organized by Women in Big Data forum. This all-day technical workshop on
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Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone to Supercharge Your Career

Driving by the Intel Santa Clara office, a sign caught Sudeepti Balepur’s eye. It was for the Design Thinking workshop being held that day. She remembered hearing about it from a colleague, and it had immediately sparked interest. Sudeepti’s work in the Custom Foundry Business Solutions Team at Intel had recently forayed into project management
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Design Thinking training for Women in Big Data

On April 21 Women in Big Data Forum hosted a Design Thinking training at Intel corporate headquarters in Santa Clara. 40+ women professionals got together to learn some stories in Design Thinking, understand and interpret Design Thinking model and learn to apply Design Thinking methodology hands on. Ziya Ma, Vice President of Intel Software &
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Did you miss the Women in Big Data Meetup/Luncheon on 3/30/16?

We held the Women in Big Data Meetup/Luncheon on March 30, 2016 at the Hilton San Jose, co-located with Strata+Hadoop World Conference. The Meetup included several great speakers: Yanbing Li, Sr. VP and GM of storage and availability BU at VMware and one of Business Insider’s most powerful engineers of 2015 Jill Dyche, speaker, author,
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Workforce Equality and Women in Big Data

Angela Gill, strategic business development manager at Intel, and Elizabeth Land, marketing consultant for Intel, sat down with John Furrier and Jeff Frick, cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team at Strata + Hadoop World. The group discussed ways in which Intel and other tech companies are working to address workforce equality issues, as
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Industry Event Recap: Meet up at Intel Developer Forum

An early Women in Big Data event was co-located with the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco in August, 2015. Attendees got a chance to network at the beginning and end. We heard from three speakers, Mike Olson, CSO at Cloudera, Ingrid Burton, CMO at Hortonworks and Laila Razouk, Ph.D, who is an Executive Coach. We
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Member Profile – Tina Tang

I sat down with Tina Tang, one of the founding members of Women in Big Data to get to know her better. Q: How do you spend your days? A: I am the Senior Director of Solutions Marketing at SAP. I focus on how to help chief data officers and other data executives successfully run
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