Women in Data Science: Chicago
A conference showcasing womxn data scientists in Chicago on Friday, March 11th
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Conference Details

Details

Friday, March 11, 5:00-8:00 PM CST

Hands on

Participate in a Datathon– creating models to predict building energy consumption

Networking

Opportunity to expand your professional network

Learning

Gain knowledge from your peers and experienced professionals

No Cost!

Yep, that’s right: Free!

Community Led

Community organized, community focused




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.




Datathon

Participate in a datathon for social good!


WiDS: Chicago Datathon Workshop is an independent event organized by WiDS Ambassadors in Chicago to coincide with the annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) Worldwide Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. Participants can be students, faculty, government workers, members of NGOs, or industry members. The WiDS: Chicago Datathon Workshop will provide guidance on best practices for the datathon and help with team formation.

The WiDS Datathon 2021 will focus on models to analyze regional differences in building energy efficiency and creating models to predict building energy consumption See the WiDS Conference datathon information page for additional details on the dataset.

  • Dates: The datathon will be held from early January-February 2022 on Kaggle with winners announced in early March 2022.
  • Datathon Kickoff!: Workshop and Team Formation: On January 21th we will be holding an introduction to Kaggle workshop that will also provide time to form teams. Register for the event on the Eventbrite widget below.

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Team

The people putting it together

Abby Smith

Abby Smith

WiDS Ambassador

PhD Candidate in Statistics
Northwestern Women in Statistics (WIST)

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

Assistant Professor of Statistics
Loyola University of Chicago

Angelina Leigh

Angelina Leigh

WiDS Ambassador

Data Scientist
Hitachi Solutions

Devanshi Verma

Devanshi Verma

WiDS Ambassador

Data Scientist
CVS Health

Zaynaib Giwa

Zaynaib Giwa

WiDS Ambassador

Data Science Coach
Hacking 4 Justice

Datathon Mentors

Christina Maimone

Christina Maimone

Northwestern University IT Research Computing Services
Data Scientist
Erin Cox

Erin Cox

Novak Group in the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University
Postdoctoral Associate
Colby Witherup Wood

Colby Witherup Wood

Northwestern University IT Research Computing Services
Data Scientist
Amanda Farah

Amanda Farah

University of Chicago
PhD student and NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Rebecca Burwei

Rebecca Burwei

Mozilla
Senior Data Scientist
Tiffany Christian

Tiffany Christian

Northwestern WIST
PhD student

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.


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