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Data 101


6:30 Networking

7:00 Presentation

7:30 Data for Non-Profits Working Session/Discussion

8:15 Closing Comments


Presentation Abstract:

Have you ever told someone at a party you are a data scientist or data engineer and find it to be the biggest buzz kill? Do you keep hearing about big data, artificial intelligence, and data science but have no idea how this applies to you? If you answered yes to either of these questions then this presentation is for you!

Sadie will break down data, what is it, how people are using it and why you are a lot closer to working with data then you may think. This talk will be helpful for those who already work with data to be able to explain the impact of their work, along with those new to the field who want to gain a better understanding of the world of data.


About Sadie St. Lawrence:

Sadie is the founder and executive director of Women in Data, a non-profit organization focused on creating economic opportunity for women in data and increasing global data literacy. She is also the lead data scientist for VSP Global and an instructor for UC Davis. In her free time, Sadie enjoys playing the piano, doing yoga, spending time outdoors, and walking her dog Bentley. She believes we are able to solve our biggest problems when we work with diverse groups and add a bit of compassion into everything we do.


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