Women in Data Hosts their First Symposium in NYC: All Roads Lead to Data

The data revolution is here and Women in Data wants to make it more diverse.  Women in Data, commonly known as WID, is a 501(C)3 Non-Profit focused on increasing diversity in data to help create a representative workforce for tomorrow.  We believe everyone should have equal opportunity in the 4th industrial revolution and be empowered to use technology for good. WID is a national organization with a network of 4,500 + data professionals and chapters in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, New York City, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Vancouver, and Washington D.C.  

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Kait Arnold
10 Steps to Teaching Data Science Well

With the increase in demand for data scientists, there has been a parallel growth in training programs within companies and educational institutions that teach people data science. In addition to focusing on meeting the job demand, there need to be more resources for instructors facilitating data science classrooms. Here’s a list of ten steps for current and prospective data science instructors to make sure they’re creating an optimal learning environment for their students.

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Sadie St. Lawrence
Anonymity & Data Privacy

My entire life I've had limited privacy due to my unique first name. A Google Search of 'Avolyn' will return mostly me. While I value privacy, I didn't grow up assuming I had privacy. I couldn't create blogs online as a kid without my parents finding them. I once had a guy on the road find my Myspace page because my license plate at 16 years-old read, 'Avolyn' and that was all he needed to find me online (no, my license plate does not currently read my name).

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Avolyn Fisher