The Global WiDS Conference is a 1-day technical conference started in 2015 in Stanford. It takes place this year on March 5th and it will feature talks from Elena Grewal, Head of Data Science @ AirBnb, Jia Li, Head of R&D, Cloud AI @ Google (Jia and I worked in Yahoo Labs together!), and Lada Adamic, Research Scientist Manager @ Facebook to name just a few. The WiDS conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. All genders are invited to participate in the conference, which features exclusively female speakers.
Last year the conference also had partnering events in 80 countries around the world through WiDS Ambassadors. I’ve signed up to be the WiDS Ambassador for Dublin / Ireland and I’m hosting the first event WiDS Dublin in March which I’m super excited about. The date and format is still TBD but the basic plan is to host an evening event where we broadcast a talk from the Global WiDS Stanford conference and then have a couple of talks from 2-3 local female Data Scientists / Data Leaders. I’m super excited about this event and I cannot wait to celebrate & hear from some amazing women in
#datascience and #machinelearning in Ireland. Watch this space for full details of the event.