What we're about

Notice: After the previous organizer moved away from Austin, and year+ of inactivity, the Austin WiMLDS meetup group has recently found a new organizer and we hope to start up events again soon!!! :-)

Women in Machine Learning and Data Science (WiMLDS) is a community of self-identified women and non-binary individuals interested in machine learning and data science. We host events which include talks by prominent data scientists, lightning talks, technical workshops and networking events. Our members include engineers, technologists, statisticians, students and many other professionals who work in data science or would like to transition into this field.

Our mission is to support and promote women* practicing, studying or interested in the fields of machine learning and data science. We create opportunities for women* to engage in technical and professional conversations in a positive, supportive environment by hosting talks by prominent data scientists, technical workshops, networking events and hack-a-thons. We are inclusive to anyone who supports our cause regardless of gender or technical background. However, in support of our mission, priority for certain events and opportunities will be given to women*.

* individuals who identify as female, non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, and all minority genders

All genders may attend our meetups.

Follow @wimlds (https://twitter.com/wimlds) on Twitter, visit wimlds.org (http://wimlds.org/), and join the WiMLDS LinkedIn group (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8466901) to learn more about our chapters in other cities. Women are invited to join our Slack group by sending an email to slack@wimlds.org.

Upcoming events (1)

The progress in speech recognition and its current technology

Hello everyone! Our next meetup will be a talk given by Madhumitha Sakhti, PhD student at UT Austin, working in the field of speech recognition and machine learning. The talk will address how machine learning is used in speech recognition. It will be a great opportunity to learn about another hot ML application! I hope to see you there! :)

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