WiMLDS's mission is to support and promote women and gender minorities who are practicing, studying or are interested in the fields of machine learning and data science. We create opportunities for members to engage in technical and professional conversations in a positive, supportive environment by hosting talks by women and gender minority individuals working in data science or machine learning, technical workshops, networking events and hackathons. We are inclusive to anyone who supports our cause regardless of gender identity or technical background. However, in support of our mission, priority for certain events and opportunities will be given to women and gender minority members.
Join us at the first Meetup for WiMLDS Sydney.
We will have two speakers on the night, a Q&A session and a quick introduction of WiMLDS Sydney and what we're hoping to share at future events.
The agenda will be:
6:00 - 6:30pm Rinku Razdan, Founder and CEO of Connections
6:30pm - 7:00pm Speaker TBD
7:00 - 7:15pm Q&A with Speakers
7:15 - 7:20pm Brief overview of WiMLDS Sydney
7:20pm - Onwards Networking
Our first speaker will be Rinku Razdan, Founder and CEO of Connections.
Rinku is a first generation migrant who a few years ago re-started her life in Australia with a few dollars in hand and a small child. Without any family or support, she raised through the challenges of being marginalized as a woman, single parent and a first generation migrant.
Rinku is the founder and CEO of Connections – a multilingual, mobile app that uses data and api to connect migrants with their community, jobs and settlement information.
Rinku believes in driving tech for good. She combines her personal journey of a first generation migrant with professional achievement of being a technology consultant to build an optimum delivery model for Connections.
Rinku is an Agile champion having successfully implemented Agile transformations across various large financial institutions. Her strong knowledge and passion for Agile, Digital and Data Analytics is often utilized by senior management when drafting strategic roadmaps for market lead capability uplift. She is an active member of Agile Australia and maintains a close network of past and present speakers.
Rinku loves getting involved in Think-Tank sessions to encourage young Australians to initiate or deliver ideas using lean start-up.
Some of her delivery work includes large programs like ATM Refresh and Cardless Cash for Commbank, Online Home Lending platform for Westpac.
Rinku is a proud migrant who wishes to inspire many more like her, especially women, to drive equality and inclusion.
In her current role as a migrant ambassador and ‘tech nerd’, Rinku utilizes her experience in various senior management positions held across financial services to build business acumen and scalable technology solutions which drive global social impact.
In a half-hour presentation, Rinku will share her story including how she discovered the need for Connections, how she employed data science in its development and how she connected her use of data with core business goals.