"We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done." - Alan Turing
According to a 2015 study, 43% of the LGBT STEM workforce is not out at work. A number of factors contribute to that statistic, of course, and we hope this group can represent a way to combat them. Our main focus is community building. We want to provide a regular (hopefully monthly) space to share ideas, network, discuss issues we're facing in the workforce and/or industry, and talk about data science! We aim to do so through study sessions, lightning talks, project presentations, networking events, and whatever else we can think of to increase LGBTQ visibility within this branch of STEM. (Any and all suggestions are welcome - this can be collaborative!)
This group is for anyone within the LGBTQ community who's interested in data science. We hope to see you soon and thanks for joining!