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WiDS London 2019

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WiDS London 2019

Women in Data Science (WiDS) London is back for the 2nd time!

After the huge success of the inaugural conference last year, WiDS London is a one-day technical conference to celebrate women in Data Science.

This year it takes place on Wednesday March 6th, and is generously hosted by Skyscanner. We will invite female speakers for a day of novel ideas, inspirational talks and hands-on workshop sessions!

One kind reminder - please register only if you can make it to the event, and remember to free up your space in case you are no longer able to attend.


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09h00-10h00: Arrival & check-in

10h00-10h10: Welcome and Opening Remarks

10h10-10h35: Meghana Thotakuri (DeepMind) - Large scale applications of AI and their impact and problems

10h35-11h00: Habiba Marium (Institute of Physics) - Deprived areas in UK and Republic of Ireland and Womens studying STEM subjects

11h00-14h00: Mia Polovina - NLP Workshop with break for lunch

14h30-14h55: Nathalie Skrzypek (Photobox) - Recommender Systems 101

15h00-15h25: Maddie Parra (Skyscanner) - Running an ML-Based Startup

15h30-15h55: Barbara Fusinska (Google) - NLP with Deep Learning and TensorFlow

16h00-16h25: Tatia Engelmore (Skyscanner) - Speeding up flight search results at Skyscanner

16h30-16h55: Rebecca Fiebrink (Univ. of London, Goldsmiths) - Unconventional uses of data science in creative practice

16h55-17h00: Closing Remarks

17h00-19h00: Networking with canapes and drinks


What is WiDS?

The one-day technical conference, known as "WiDS” was launched in November 2015 with three main goals:

  • To educate all participants—regardless of gender—about the latest research and state-of-the-art technologies, challenges, and future trends

  • To inspire students about exciting areas of research and application in data science, women role models, and the plethora of opportunities in the field

  • To support women in the field of data science—whether as practitioners in industry or researchers and educators in academia—helping them to gain exposure for their work, increase networking connections, and further their efforts in the field

Since the inaugural conference in 2015, WiDS has gone global with over 80 regional events worldwide from 30 countries and more than 75,000 people from 75 countries participated in 2017.

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