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A Guide to Women In Unified Analytics Events at Spark+AI Summit Europe


October 4, 2019 in Company Blog

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Spark + AI Summit is Europe’s largest data and machine learning conference, and the big news in 2019 is how many women are driving some of the greatest advances in big data, machine learning, and data science.

This 15-17 October in Amsterdam, more than 1700 data scientists, engineers, and developers will gather to share best practices for building real-world AI applications. In 120-plus informative sessions, we’ll discuss the latest advances in open-source technologies, including Apache SparkTM, MLflow, Delta Lake, Koalas, and much more.

We’re very excited about a keynote address from Katie Bouman, Assistant Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Caltech. Katie specializes in using emerging computational methods to push the boundaries of imaging, and she’ll talk about how she developed an ML algorithm to capture the first-ever picture of a black hole.

We’re also thrilled to introduce new events for Women in Unified Analytics, providing fantastic opportunities for women and their allies in big data, data science, machine learning, and AI to connect, learn, and network. All genders welcome!

Below is the full event agenda of events:

15 October, 18:30 – 21:00 – Happy Hour + Meetup

  • Clémence Burnichon, Senior Data Scientist, Depop
  • Adi Polak, Senior Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft
  • Laura Hollink, Tenure Track Researcher, Information Access, CWI

16 October, 18:00 – 19:30 – Happy Hour & Networking

17 October, 11:50 – 13:30 – Lunch with Panel

  • Devon Edward-Joseph, Data Engineer, Lloyds Bank
  • Caroline Jelinda Britto, Data Scientist Manager, Wehkamp
  • Mamta Thangaraj, Functional Lead, Operations Research/Decision Analytics, ARM

If you haven't done so already, use code WUDASummit to register for the 2019 Spark + AI Summit with 20% off, and join women data science leaders from Depop, Microsoft, CWI, ARM, Wehkamp, and Lloyds Banking Group for tech talks and panel discussion on topics ranging from technology trends to diversity and inclusion, ethical AI, and career development!

Women in Unified Analytics events featured at the 2019 Spark + AI Summit Europe