Women in Data Symposium!

This is a past event

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Price: $10.00
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Data science and analytics is constantly evolving. How do you stay on top of the changes? How do you grow your career in this field? Women in Data is an organization focused on helping you advance your career through a supportive network and learning community. Join us for our next symposium and hear from experienced professional working with data. At this event, you’ll learn how data science is being applied to real world problems, how you can expand your skillset to be a leader in the field of data, and how to stand out in the recruiting process.

Event Agenda:
11:00 – 11:30 Check-in, grab lunch and network!
11:30 – 11:50 Speaker Session
11:50 – 12:50 Panel
12:50 – 1:00 Wrap Up
1:00 – 2:00 Networking

Panel discussion::
- Did they have a female mentor and why was that important?
- How did they advance / negotiate their salary?
- How did they pick their career?
- How to build a network that will support your goals and objectives.

*The cost of this event is $10 and free for students. Please RSVP through Meetup and pay through Eventbrite to secure your spot. Lunch will be provided. (Tickets will be available at the door.)

Speaker Session:
Deanna Sanchez, Alteryx ACE Consultant at Teknion Data Solutions

Embracing Modern Analytics - What is ETL and why do you need to know this if you want to be a data scientist? As data volumes grow, your job only gets harder. Quick access to information and insights can be impossible if you struggle to find your data before you can even prep and blend it for analysis.

Deanna Sanchez, Alteryx ACE Consultant at Teknion Data Solutions

Deanna Sanchez began using Alteryx in 2005, specializing in Spatial and Demographic Analytics. An Alteryx trainer, she has provided instruction to 350+ students nationwide. Deanna co-leads the Dallas Alteryx User Group (5 years, 290+ members) and leads the Dallas AFG volunteers. She launched DFW Women of Analytics and the Fort Worth User Group and was greatly honored to receive the AFG Champion Award in 2017.

Claire Tolbert, Performance Engineer, Alkami Technology

Claire Tolbert is a Performance Engineer and .NET Developer in SRE at Alkami Technology in Plano. She took a while to land on technology as a career, but finally went back to school to get her degree in Computer Information Systems, specializing in programming. She has lived in DFW for 6 years, where she has worked various client-facing custom development jobs.

Caree Youngman, Engineering Manager at Creative Market | Regional Director of Women Who Code DFW

Caree Youngman is a self-taught software engineer hailing from Dallas, Texas. Beginning as a Front End Enginer, she eventually transitioned into a Full Stack Software Engineering role before moving into management. Right now, she's the Engineering Manager at Creative Market, overseeing the Platform and Design System teams.

Tonya Thompson, Industry Sales Executive, DXC Technology

Over 20 years of progressive experience in strategic business sales focused by industry – consumer, retail, corporate real estate, telecom, and manufacturing with Fortune 250 clients. Experienced in sales of infrastructure, mobile workforce, cloud, business process and security services as well as enterprise applications. Consistently leveraged long-term client relationships to enable organic revenue growth in existing clients.

Saujanya Elapavuluru, Manager of Financial Analytics & Technology Integration Consulting at PwC Advisory

Saujanya's current role is to develop and deliver Financial analytics for PwC Advisory and integrate them with web platforms. She is a MBA graduate from University of Texas at Arlington and is also PMP, ITIL, Tableau certified. Her passions include visual storytelling and dashboarding.

Her goals for this year include to be a more active member of the data community and work towards a data science certification. She is a mom to a boy and a girl.