Want to network with other women (and men) attending Strata Data Conference? Then be sure to come to the Women in Big Data Luncheon on Wednesday.
12:00pm: Informal networking
12:30 Presentation by Karen Matthys, executive director at External Partners ICME/Stanford: Diversity in data science—A call to action
12:40pm: Keynote presentation by Rebecca Bilbro: A practical approach to text analysis and its real-world applications
Rebecca Bilbro is lead data scientist at ByteCubed, where she and her team use machine learning and Python to build custom data solutions for commercial and government clients. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University, an emeritus board member of Data Community DC, coauthor of Applied Text Analysis with Python (O’Reilly), and partner in District Data Labs, a DC-based open source collaborative. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys collaborating with local developers on inclusive, high-impact open source software projects like Scikit-Yellowbrick. She holds a PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where her research centered on communication and visualization practices in engineering.
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