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Women in Big Data St. Louis Chapter – Ameren Young Women Career Day Activity

By Usha Ramalingam, Chapter Director.  On August 5th, 2020 St. Louis Chapter members participated in the Young Women Career Day activity sponsored by Ameren WISE (Women Influencing Success in Energy). The WISE sponsored career day was a virtual activity that showcased various career options available in the Energy and Utilities industry. Approximately 30 students participated
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An Introduction to Presto, an Open Source Distributed SQL Engine

By Shala Arshi. On August 27, 2020, Women in Big Data hosted Dipti Borkar, cofounder and chief product officer at Ahana, to talk about Presto technology.  It was a very educational session with great engagement and questions. Dipti started by sharing her career journey and how she co-founded Ahana, a Presto company. After beginning her
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Deep Dive – IoT on Google Cloud Platform

By Srabasti Banerjee. On August 19, 2020, WiBD sponsored an interesting discussion to learn how IoT can be implemented on Google Cloud Platform. The goal was to help us gain an understanding of the underlying tools and technologies being used in the background, like Google Cloud IoT Core, Pipelines, Big Query, Dataflow, Machine Learning, Dataprep,
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Becoming a Data Scientist through Non-Traditional Paths

On August 12, 2020, Women in Big Data Wisconsin Chapter hosted a live panel discussion on Becoming a Data Scientist through Non-Traditional Paths. The panelists shared their experiences on how they became Data Scientists from various educational backgrounds. They provided recommendations on how someone with no former education could build up his/her portfolio and capture
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Job Sharing Makes the Impossible Probable for Employers and Employees Alike

By Joy F. If necessity is the mother of invention, is flexibility the mother of re-invention? I hope so. After 15 years of owning and operating a successful boutique Public Relations and Marketing Communications firm, a shifting family dynamic and move from our hometown of 20-plus years led me to believe it was time to
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Negotiating Your Compensation

July 22, 2020 Negotiating Your Compensation Regina Karson, WiBD Chapter Director & US Board Member Women in Big Data and TalentSeer hosted a live panel discussion on Negotiating Your Compensation Package. The panelists shared real-life experiences as women in technology and business, pragmatic techniques as career coaches, as well as useful insights from studies conducted
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WiBD Virtual MeetUp – Part III: How to Become a VP

Over the past 3 months, Women in Big Data has featured a 3-part career coaching series called “Creating a Life That Totally Rocks” with Dr. Michelle Chappel. While Part I was about finding your inner superhero, and Part II was about goal setting and shooting for the stars, Part III was about the application of
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D&A Live Event

D&A Live – Virtual July 14-16 by Corinium “Impeccably organized virtual “D&A Live” event by Corinium brought digital transformation leaders and the D&A enthusiasts together” D&A Live was a great event–three days packed with interesting keynotes and engaging panel discussions featuring top leaders in Data and Analytics. This amazing, virtual (and free) event seamlessly replaced
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Building an intentional career with meaningful and fulfilling roles

Daniel Rutschmann, Sr. Director Go-to-Market Strategies, SAP. Many of us have had an organic career — we take jobs that are presented to us by recruiters, managers and colleagues. We accept them because we’re flattered, ready for a change or afraid we’ll miss out on an opportunity of a lifetime. Sometimes they turn out to
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Have You Ever Wished There Were Two of You? A Guy’s Take on Job Sharing.

Have you ever felt so overloaded with work, second jobs, family, children, hobbies, and activities, that you ask yourself, “Is it even possible and healthy to keep doing what I am doing?” I know I have. As I have spoken to more people, I have found that my situation is not particularly unique. I just
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