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Data Driven Women 0.5: Scaling Systems and Data Deduplication

Data Driven Women 0.5: Scaling Systems and Data Deduplication feat Jessica Long from Airbnb

Join us Wednesday, October 23 at 6pm for our fifth Data Driven Women event featuring Jessica Long, Software Engineer at Airbnb. Jessica will talk about one of the biggest data challenges she has faced, the deduplication of data and what data deduplication looks like at scale.

Jessica will use examples from her diverse work experience at both Village Health Works, a development organization in Burundi treating about 20,000 patients a year and using no centralized dataset or API, and her work at Airbnb, a community marketplace for accommodations featuring countless listings in more than 33,000 cities and 192 countries.

About our Speaker

Jessica is a software engineer who works on internationalization at Airbnb. She graduated from Stanford with a BS in Symbolic Systems and an MS in Computer Science. During her college years, she interned at Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing doing machine learning research and later at Rosetta Stone. After graduation, Jessica moved to Burundi and spent a year and a half as an IT manager at a rural hospital in Burundi. There she developed a digital database of medical records and trained staff in how to use it to manage patient data and pharmacy inventory. When Jessica returned to San Francisco, she joined Airbnb as their 20th engineer. She's spent the last 18 months working on a variety of engineering teams there, including Trust and Safety, Operations, and Internationalization.

About Data Driven Women

Data Driven Women is a networking series and speaker event that brings together women (& men) passionate about building a stronger female tech community. Our name doesn't come from a desire to discuss only data, but rather from a data driven approach that allows us to bring metrics and measurement to different topics like: innovation, entrepreneurship and technology.

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  • Erin W.

    Just read this awesome statistic: "As women are continuing to start businesses at a rate of about 2:1 over men in the US, networks are increasingly important." http://www.forbes.com/sites/chicceo/2013/10/22/how-to-be-a-successful-entrepreneur-pick-your-friends-wisely/?utm_campaign=forbestwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

    2 · October 25, 2013

  • Leslie

    There should be no data out there without you guys :) !

    October 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    thanks for the meetup last night, it was great. i was wondering if there are any plans on having on for female IT Executives?

    October 24, 2013

    • Beatriz D.

      Hi Monica, no plans as of yet, but I wonder if there is one already? Maybe someone in the group knows?

      October 24, 2013

  • Michelle C.

    Likewise - gutted :-( Recording would be great. Will catch you all next time.

    October 23, 2013

    • Beatriz D.

      Hi Michelle, we will have a recording and pending speaker approval I will realease to the group. Sad to miss you!

      October 24, 2013

    • Michelle C.

      That's great - thanks in advance.

      October 24, 2013

  • Mari

    Might not be able to make it in time. Will the presentation &/or recording be available afterwards? Thanks!

    October 23, 2013

    • Beatriz D.

      Hi Mari, we will have a recording and pending speaker approval I will release to the group. Sorry you were not able to make it!

      October 24, 2013

  • Andrei S.

    I had a great time and I've learned new things! Congrats Jessica!

    2 · October 23, 2013

  • Rima

    I'll be driving in from Marin. Any suggestions on where to park?

    October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What time does Jessica's talk start? I have something till 6.30pm

    October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    SOrry, GMIC after party

    October 23, 2013

  • Beatriz D.

    Thank you Jennifer Arguello for sharing this great presentation by Dr. Fran Berman, the US lead for the Research Data Alliance. Check it out! http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~bermaf/UCSD%20BERMAN.pdf

    2 · October 15, 2013

  • Magee M.

    Bummed I'll miss this -- heading out of town for two weeks -- the topic is terrific!

    1 · October 13, 2013

    • Beatriz D.

      Sad to miss you Magee. Next time!

      2 · October 14, 2013

  • Erin W.

    So proud of this group!

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Kelcey M.

    Supply Chain Analyst at One Kings Lane

    October 9, 2013

    • Beatriz D.

      Excited to meet you Kelcey. Thanks for the RSVP :)

      1 · October 9, 2013

  • Cindy L.

    I'm a Software Engineer at BrightRoll =)

    2 · October 9, 2013

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