• Public speaking workshop: You should give a talk this year!

    Wayfair DE - Möbel Online

    ★ ABOUT THE EVENT★ Our public speaking series is a very hands-on and collaborative workshop, focused on people getting actual help with composing their talk proposals (so bring drafts and we will work on them!) and improving in public speaking. join #public-speaking-event channel on our slack http://slack.wtmberlin.com/ for questions, discussions and other cooperations. [Motivation & best practices[masked]] 1st event: we will cover topics like most common problems and challenges, best practices for approaching public speaking, selection of the topic and building outlines. [Write a great talk proposal[masked]] 2nd event: best practices od writing abstracts/proposals for submitting the talks. We want to encourage more people from our community to apply for conferences, especially if it's their first time [Practical tips for composing the talks[masked]] 3rd event: create your talk and practise by presenting a short version, get direct feedback ★ ABOUT THE SPEAKER ★ Armagan is a Senior Engineering Manager at Wayfair. He has years of hands-on experience founding and leading multiple startups and innovative products. A software architect well versed in both the backend and frontend systems, he focuses on building resilient clouds. He loves open source and is the author of cote, a library for building microservices with Node.js, among many others. In his free time, he loves to hack stuff with JavaScript, ranging from musical gadgets to brain signals processing. Armagan is a public speaker, a mentor and a lecturer. He also leads Lonca, a software craftsmanship school for women engineers, and teaches JavaScript at Women Techmakers Berlin. ★ ABOUT HOSTING COMPANY ★ Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving. We’re a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. https://www.wayfair.com/ ★ ABOUT WTM BERLIN ★ At Women Techmakers Berlin we have been encouraging diversity in tech in Berlin since 2015. We strive for visibility, networking and resources to make the tech community of Berlin inclusive. We are one of the most active chapters of the global Women Techmakers program run by Google. Our meetup groups are always open to people of all backgrounds, regardless of gender, age, race, expertise, etc. - everyone is welcome! All our events are free of charge. We offer: -> FiresideChats with interesting companies with Q&A Sessions -> Programming courses: Javascript Study Jam, Kotlin Study Jam, Flutter Study jam -> Workshops on topics like Google Assistant, Pitching -> one of the most vibrant communities of Berlin Follow us on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/wtm_berlin Join us on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1106085959408694 And join is on SLACK: http://slack.wtmberlin.com

  • Machine Learning - Bias, data privacy, personalisation & digital airports

    Machine learning - everyone's talking about it. We hear and read about various use cases for it, about ethics, bias and discrimination challenges, as well as the data itself. We have found a group of wonderful speakers who will be sharing some of their work addressing these topics. There are a limited number of spots available so please use the RSVP button responsibly so that you and other community members can enjoy this event. We kindly ask everyone to follow our code of conduct (http://berlincodeofconduct.org/), and to provide their name (first and last) in order to be able to receive the badge and enter the venue. ★ AGENDA ★ • 18:45 – 19:15 Arrival Time (Food & Drinks) • 19:15 – 19:30 Welcome Words • 19:30 – 20:10 "Bias in Machine Learning: causes, effects and solutions" by Agnes van Belle & Hagop Boghazdeklian • 20:15 – 20:45 "Data Privacy meets personalisation: Running machine learning on smartphones" by Sophie Chauvin • 20:50 – 21:20 Third talk of the evening - Coming Soon • 21:20 – 22:00 Networking, Food & Drinks ★ THE SPEAKERS ★ ★ Agnes van Belle ★ Agnes is a Data Scientist at OLX Group for both the Search and Experimentation teams, focusing on improving the experience and fairness of consumer product buying and selling, and A/B tests. Formerly, she worked as Search R&D team lead at Textkernel, an Amsterdam-based company that makes software for the HR industry to automatically match people with jobs by parsing and ranking CVs and vacancies. Agnes studied Artificial Intelligence at the University of Amsterdam, and has been a panel member at Berlin Buzzwords, ECIR, ECML-PKDD, and Haystack Europe. Her main interests are around information retrieval and NLP. ★ Hagop Boghazdeklian ★ Hagop Boghazdeklian is a Data Scientist at OLX Group, where he focuses on Trust and Safety related projects, such as ad and chat moderation. Hagop studied Data Science and Econometrics at the Aix-Marseille University in France. He's passionate about Deep Learning applied to image processing and NLP. ★ Sophie Chauvin ★ Sophie used to be a researcher in physics before joining the thrilling world of tech. She worked for 2 years in a cybersecurity start-up in Paris, where she launched the data-science team. She moved to Berlin in April, to join Mobimeo. She is now applying machine learning to the field of urban mobility. She is particularly excited about designing ML-based solutions for real-world problems, and thinking about data strategy, research risk mitigation, productionizing prototypes and, of course, about helping reduce the carbon footprint of urban travellers. ★ Tyler Ayers ★ Coming Soon ★ ABOUT WTM BERLIN ★ At Women Techmakers Berlin we have been encouraging diversity in tech in Berlin since 2015. We strive for visibility, networking and resources to make the tech community of Berlin inclusive. We are one of the most active chapters of the global Women Techmakers program run by Google. Our meetup groups are always open to people of all backgrounds, regardless of gender, age, race, expertise, etc. - everyone is welcome! All our events are free of charge. Please read and observe our shared code of conduct. More information here: http://berlincodeofconduct.org/ Follow us on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/wtm_berlin Join us on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1106085959408694 And join us on SLACK: http://slack.wtmberlin.com