WiDS Burlington Conference 2020

Public group

Generator Makerspace

40 Sears Ln · Burlington, VT

How to find us

Park in the Gilbane lot off Lakeside Ave (behind Cumberland Farms), and come in through the Generator porch entrance. We'll be off to the left, in the flex space.

Location image of event venue


Join us for the second annual "Women in Data Science Burlington" conference! Once again, we're thankful to Generator for supporting us with a fantastic event space. Talks will be 30 minutes in length with breaks built in for discussion. Pizza, including vegan and gluten-free options, and soft drinks will be served (thanks Social Sentinel!). After-party event to follow at a location TBD.

Check out the full agenda here: http://bit.ly/wids-btv-2020-agenda

WiDS Burlington is an independent event organized by WIMLDS VT to coincide with the annual Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. All genders are invited to attend WiDS regional events, which features outstanding womxn doing outstanding work. The use of the term, "womxn", is intentional, and is consistent with our goal to be inclusive of non-binary, gender non-conforming, agender, intersex (etc) people.

Speaker/Talk line up:
“Closing Gaps in Responsible AI”
B Cavello (Program Lead, Partnership on AI)

“Clustering with Self-Organizing maps in TensorFlow”
Narine Hall (Champlain College, Data Scientist, Program Director and Assistant Professor)

“Data of the Domestic: Embroidered Data Art”
Sarah Jerger (Artist / Mother / Higher Ed Pro / Constant Dabbler)

“Extremism on Reddit: Incels and White Supremacy”
Kelly Gothard (University of Vermont: Complex Systems and Data Science student)

“Applications of Data Science in Semiconductor Manufacturing”
Tracey Newton (Senior Engineer: IBM Systems Product Characterization) and Viktoria Manukyan (IBM Data Scientist)

“Ethics in Data Science: A discussion of algorithmic bias identification and management”
Alison Cossette (Director of Data Science: The NPD Group)

WiDS Event Code of Conduct: https://www.widsconference.org/codeofconduct.html

If you have questions or would like to speak with someone, you can identify an event organizer by the word “organizer” on their name tag. You can also email the organizers at [masked].