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Wednesday, April 15 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Virtual WiMLDS x Lightning Talks + Breakout Rooms

Please join us for WiMLDS Bay Area's first virtual meetup! We will have a series of lightning talks followed by a speed networking session using Zoom's breakout rooms. We are very excited for this event as we look forward to continuing to support and keep our community connected!*We will send out a Zoom link before the event to those who are attending.* SCHEDULE 6:00 pm - Welcome by WiMLDS6:10 pm - Alyssa Simpson, VP of AI & Data at Appen6:25 pm - Sparkle Russell-Puleri, Senior Data Scientist at Genentech6:40 pm - Brooke Wenig, Machine Learning Practice Lead at Databricks6:55 pm - Lisa Ryan (Electronic Arts) - "Tips on Hiring\, Interviewing, and Working Remotely"7:10 pm - Stacey Ronaghan, Senior Data Scientist at IBM7:25 pm - Speed Networking leveraging Zoom's breakout rooms8:00 pm - End of Virtual Meetup Lisa's talk: Tips on Hiring, Interviewing, and Working Remotely Bio: Lisa is a Data Science Manager at Electronic Arts. She currently leads a team of Data Scientists who build out algorithms and tools to improve players’ in-game experience. She has over 8 years of experience working with remote teammates, and more recently has led a team with varying degrees of remote work. She also has led fully remote hiring of interns for the last two years, and currently is conducting all hiring remotely for open roles Abstract: Working from home full-time has presented many unique challenges for Data Scientists and others in highly technical roles. Hiring and interviewing for technical roles also presents new challenges, especially considering the need to evaluate coding ability and collaborate on case studies. In this talk, we discuss tips on hiring, interviewing, and working with teammates in a fully remote workplace. Stay tuned for more details! We will continue to update with bios+ abstracts for the talks and further info on the speed networking portion. ----------Everyone supporting our mission, regardless of gender, is invited to attend our meetups. Please keep in mind that our Code of Conduct applies to both offline and online spaces: github.com/WiMLDS/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-conduct


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