Kristen Sosulski of NYU + Exploring Public Data with Enigma

NYC Women in Machine Learning & Data Science
NYC Women in Machine Learning & Data Science
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6:30-6:55pm Networking

6:55-7:00pm Careers at Enigma

Enigma was founded with a mission to empower people to interpret and improve the world around them. In September of 2018, we announced $95 million in new funds to continue to work toward that goal. We’re looking for passionate people—join us.

7:00-7:15pm An Exploration in Public Data: The “Non-Mega” Donors of the 2018 Midterms

Who are the major donors to campaigns during an election year? What do individual contributions look like? Do software engineers tend to donate to a specific party? What can we discover by looking at the data? Alexis Mikaelian will walk us through a public data project sparked by a recent discussion at Enigma about the midterm elections, what it’s like to dive into something data-first, and all the project hiccups and pivots along the way.

7:15-7:45pm Talk by Kristen Sosulski

Kristen is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Kristen received her doctorate in Communications, Computing, and Technology in Education from Columbia University. Her B.S. is from NYU Stern School of Business in Information Systems. Learn more about Kristen Sosulski at


Professor Sosulski has a new book out on Sep 18: Data Visualization Made Simple: Insights Into Becoming Visual (Routledge) (

7:45-8:15pm Networking

Code of Conduct
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Book Raffle
We will be raffling a copy of Kristen's book! Please be sure to enter the raffle when you attend the event.

Twitter Accounts / Hashtags
@sosulski (Kristen Sosulski)
@enigma_data (Enigma)
@WiMLDS_NYC (NYC Women in ML & DS)
@reshamas (Reshama Shaikh)