Women in Data Science: Chicago
A conference showcasing female data scientists in Chicago on March 6
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Conference Details

Details

March 6, 4:30-8:00 PM CST at Roosevelt University, Congress Room

Hands on

Participate in the Data Dive for the American Red Cross, Greater Chicago Area

Learning

Gain knowledge from your peers and experienced professionals

Community Led

Community organized, community focused

No Cost!

Yep, that’s right: Free!

Accessible

Inclusive, supportive and respectful environment

Mission

WiDS: Chicago is an independent event organized to coincide with the annual Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. All genders are invited to attend WiDS regional events, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work.

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Schedule

5:00

5:10

Welcome and Introductions

5:10

5:20

Presentations from Data Dive

5:20

6:20

Panel Discussion:
Liz Moyer, Nalini Polavarapu, Denise Scholtens, Meta S. Brown
Ethical Data Science

6:20

6:40

Brecia Young: Building Custom Applications: Media Mix Optimization

6:40

7:00

Stephanie Kirmer: Better Data Science Team Collaboration with R

7:00

8:00

Networking Hour and Discussion Time with Speakers
Food and Drinks Provided

Location

Data Dive

A collaborative mini-hackathon for social good

Come join us in Evanston as we explore a data science question for the Greater Chicago chapter of the American Red Cross, the day before WiDS: Chicago 2020!
ALL GENDERS are encouraged to participate. Sponsored by Northwestern Women in Statistics (WIST).

  • TGS Commons in Evanston, IL
  • March 5, 2019
  • 5:00-8:00 pm
Registration here is required by Feb. 26. An email with more information will be sent to participants.

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Speakers

Brecia Young

Brecia Young

Civis Analytics

Senior Applied Data Scientist
Stephanie Kirmer

Stephanie Kirmer

Journera

Senior Data Scentist
Meta S. Brown

Meta S. Brown

A4Brown, Inc.

President
Elisabeth Moyer

Elisabeth Moyer

University of Chicago

Associate Professor, Atmospheric Science
Nalini Polavarapu

Nalini Polavarapu

Bayer

Data Science Strategy Lead
Denise Scholtens

Denise Scholtens

Fienberg School of Medicine, Northwestern

Chief of Biostatistics, Preventative Medicine

Team

The people putting it together

Abby Smith

Abby Smith

WiDS Ambassador

PhD Candidate in Statistics
Northwestern

Jane Zanzig

Jane Zanzig

WiDS Ambassador

Senior Data Scientist and Designer
IDEO

Abby Stevens

Abby Stevens

WiDS Ambassador

PhD Candidate in Statistics
University of Chicago

Mena Whalen

Mena Whalen

WiDS Ambassador

PhD Candidate in Statistics
Northwestern

Sophie Hu

Sophie Hu

WiDS Ambassador

Masters Student in Data Science
University of Chicago

Jess Freaner

Jess Freaner

WiDS Ambassador

Senior Data Scientist and Designer
IDEO

WiDS Code of Conduct

The Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference at Stanford University seeks to inspire, educate, and support all participants from across the world in an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment. We expect and trust that all participants will abide by this Code of Conduct at all WiDS Stanford conference events. Stanford University values integrity, diversity, respect, freedom of inquiry and expression, trust, honesty and fairness and strives to integrate these values into its education, research, healthcare, and business practices. Stanford University is an institution dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and facilitation of an environment that fosters this goal. Central to that institutional commitment is the principle of treating every community member and collaborator fairly and with respect, and embracing diversity and inclusion. Stanford University does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All participants are expected to be considerate, respectful, and collaborative, and will refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech. Participants are expected to be mindful of their surroundings and of their fellow participants. This means that any intimidating, harassing, abusive or demeaning conduct of any kind will not be tolerated. Notify the WiDS organizer or any WiDS staff member if you are subject to or have observed any such behavior. Participants asked to stop any unacceptable behavior are expected to comply immediately. Participants violating this Code of Conduct may be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of the organizers. In such cases, no refunds will be given. This Code of Conduct is based on Stanford University Code of Conduct, and works by the Grace Hopper Celebration and the Game Developers Conference.

Contact us

Email us at als1@u.northwestern.edu