• An Autonomous World: The role of location, transportation achieving smart cities

    Join WWC Chicago and HERE Technologies for the final Tech Talk of 2018! You are cordially invited to join WWC Chicago and HERE Technologies for a panel discussion on smart cities, with a focus on transportation and location intelligence. Spread some holiday cheer and network with similarly-minded women and male allies in tech before the event. An Autonomous World: The role of location and transportation in achieving smart cities. There is much discussion around an autonomous world – specifically when and how we’ll get there. Parking, navigation, transportation and location intelligence each play a critical role in achieving a true smart city. How are each of these components pushing us toward an autonomous world? What challenges do they face and realistically, when will the world adjust to the new norm of a smart city? Where does Chicago specifically fit into the mix? Come hear these experts talk about their own contributions to smart cities, challenges they face and how we’ll overcome them. Join us for the Tech Talk where you will have a chance to hear from our panelists: Sandy Hogan, SVP and GM of Americas, HERE Technologies - Moderator Sneha Chaphalkar– Senior Manager of Engineering, HERE Technologies Kevin Malover - CEO, CIO Services and former CIO, Transdev and Orbitz Stephanie Smith - Manager Process & Systems Engineering in HAD (Highly Automated Driving), HERE Technologies Angela Vitzhum – Senior Product Manager, SpotHero

  • WWC Chicago Tech Talk: Introduction to Kubernetes

    Capital One's The Shop

    WWC Chicago Directors is hosting Tech Talk event and you are cordially invited! You will have the chance to hear from industry experts about the latest tech topics and great opportunity to socialize over snacks/drinks with similarly minded women and male allies in the tech industry. Join us for a tech talk on an Introduction to Kubernetes: Kubernetes is an open-source platform designed to automate deploying, scaling, and operating application containers. It is often used as a Container orchestration platform. Kubernetes is Portable: public, private, hybrid, multi-cloud, Extensible: modular, pluggable and Self-healing: auto-placement, auto-restart, auto-replication, auto-scaling. Tech Talk Title: Introduction to Kubernetes Presenter: Kavita Rao & Durga Mohan, Capital One Description: Kubernetes is an open-source platform designed to automate deploying, scaling, and operating application containers. It is often used as a Container orchestration platform. Kubernetes is Portable: public, private, hybrid, multi-cloud, Extensible: modular, pluggable and Self-healing: auto-placement, auto-restart, auto-replication, auto-scaling. Where: Capital One, 22nd Floor, 77 W Wacker, Chicago IL 60601 When: November 28, 2018 Time: 4:30 - 6:30 PM CT Please refer any questions to [masked] In addition, we’ll pair you with a ‘buddy’ so that you can get the most out of the networking opportunities this event will offer.

  • Morningstar WIT & Capital One hosts GHC 2018 After Show viewing party

    Doors open to at 5:15pm AnitaB.org Chicago GHC Viewing Party October 24, 2018 · 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Enjoy the excitement of the 2018 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) Viewing Party! See & hear inspiring women in technology who attended this year’s event in Houston talk about their experiences, events attended, and connections they formed. Our Viewing Party will feature GHC Scholars and a Keynote Speaker via video. Heavy appetizers and beverages will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there! Seating availability is limited. Please RSVP here: https://community.anitab.org/event/ghc-viewingparty-2018/

  • STEM Expo for Girls hosted by Women Who Code Chicago & CPS CS4All

    Austin College and Career Academy High School

    Parents are recommended to stay until 11am for the the panel discussion in which they will have the opportunity to hear first hand experiences in STEM careers and learn ways parents can support their students. Pick up time will be from 3:50pm to 4:30pm where Parents can check out and sign out their students. Food (breakfast, snacks and lunch) will be provided throughout the day. Please let us know of any food restrictions or allergies upon arrival at registration and check in. Students must be accompanied by an adult at check in /registration to provide emergency contact information, waiver signature will be required.

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  • Streamline Streaming: Framework for Data Pipelines with Kafka

    Morningstar (7th Floor)

    Please join us for informal networking, food, drinks and a tech presentation from Anna Mukhina. Learned how her team tackled building 100s of streaming data pipelines in 6 months. How we brought together data engineers and software engineers on this journey and our lessons learned along the way. Event driven data architecture enables immediate re-calculations and speed. We now deliver data to our products much faster! Learn how we did this leveraging Kafka.

  • Demystifying Deep Learning: Hands-on Workshop

    Chicago WiMLDS + Women Who Code are teaming up to host our next event! Have you been hearing the words “deep learning” and “neural networks” and are curious to know more, but don’t know where to start? This event is for you! First Lisa and Jane, Data Scientists at IDEO, will give a short (~30 minute) intro to neural networks and deep learning, how they work, and what they’re commonly used for. Then you’ll work in small groups to complete a hands-on “hello world” example using Keras, a deep learning Python library. After you finish the tutorial, there will be time to meet your fellow newly minted “deep learners.” Snacks and drinks will be provided. Requirements: No previous experience required. Some experience programming in Python recommended. *Please bring a laptop with a working Python installation.* This event is open to any and all who identify as female, and those who support them. Since this is a hands-on tutorial, attendance will be capped at 40 participants. Please make sure to RSVP to secure your spot.

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  • Machine Learning Industry Spotlight: E-commerce @Groupon

    We are excited to announce our third Meetup of our Machine Learning Industry Spotlight Series! In this series, we highlight companies that utilize machine learning to propel their respective industries. Beyond the buzzword—beyond machine magic and black boxes, are real problems being solved with this once-fantastic tool. Whether you are interested in learning more about machine learning or are just starting to learn about the subject, prepare to be amazed by the work being done on issues that you may not have known needed solving. Groupon is in the business of fun—and savings! The jolly folks of Groupon enjoy being arbiters of good times; we are sure that many of you are familiar with their website of deals and steals. Their site deliberately introduces the bored and hungry to new places and things. It's like an endless junkyard of fun! But instead of simply showing you a random assortment of things until they find you something you like, deal recommendations can get intensely personal. Groupon parses through "tens of billions of customer activities" to give someone on a dreary Saturday afternoon great deal recommendations in a fraction of a second. Using machine learning, these recommendations consider everything. They account for your age, your gender, the product color, the behavior of people that seem to like the things you do, the size of your pinky toenail...Okay, so not everything, but maybe in time they could! The point is, building a fast and accurate recommendation system is a challenge and Groupon is facing it head-on at the technical frontier. Join this Meetup and we'll learn how Groupon uses its recommendation system to produce the most (fun) utility out of your seconds and dollars. About the Speaker: Leading this discussion will be Cecelia Myers who is the Director of Global Ops Product & UX, as well as an all-around Groupon bad-ass. In the 5 years that we have been lucky enough to have her, she has climbed from her entry position in Groupon Labs to her current role because of her persistence, drive, and passion. She has proven herself over and over in a diverse range of Groupon products. The only things that top her sparkling personality are her razor-sharp intelligence and unwavering curiosity! When she's not completely crushing it at Groupon, she loves sewing and creating her own knitting patterns. Additional Note: We will always be fierce advocates of inclusivity and learning, but we are also sensitive to the woes of the hangry*. Food and drink will graciously be provided by Groupon. *If you are unfamiliar with the term, it is a pop-culture derived portmanteau of hungry and angry.

  • Ernst & Young Women in Technology Panel Discussion and Networking

    You are invited to a panel discussion organized by EY Women in Technology (WinIT) in collaboration with Women Who Code. WinIT aims to provide an open Forum for women in FSO IT Advisory to share and build upon their successes and inspire them to achieve their potential. We are looking forward to a great discussion on ‘The future of emerging technologies’ with technology leaders from within and outside of EY. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the industry trends and gain an understanding of its effects on your career and opportunities to grow. Agenda: Registration – 4:00pm to 4:30pm Panel Discussion – 4:30pm to 5:30pm Networking / Light Snacks – 5:30pm to 6:30pm

  • Machine Learning Industry Spotlight: Healthcare @ Tempus

    We are very excited to announce the second Meetup of our Machine Learning Industry Spotlight Series! In this series, we highlight companies that utilize machine learning to propel their respective industries. Beyond the buzzword—beyond machine magic and black boxes, are real problems being solved with this once-fantastic tool. Whether you are interested in learning more about machine learning or are just starting to learn about the subject, prepare to be amazed by the work being done on issues that you may not have known needed solving. Our presentation will begin with a panel discussion by the incredible women of Tempus on how they use tech and machine learning on a daily basis. The panel will include Katie Iguarta (Computational Biologist), Hailey Lefkofsky (Product Manager), Aarti Venkat (Bioinformatics Scientist), and Denise Lau (Computational Biologist). Leading this discussion will be Alissa Ampezzan who is the Director of Design. This will be followed by a presentation from Ryan Fukushima, COO of Tempus, on how Tempus uses machine learning to bridge the disconnect in medical care. How do you debug medical care? Tempus was partially born through the realization “that truck drivers often get better data about how to do their jobs than oncologists do.” Although that may be an unsettling comparison, it can be difficult to consolidate treatments with results. If a drug is only effective on a portion of those receiving treatment, what induces its success/failure? Tempus strives to combine data from the clinical level with data on the molecular level, to find the patterns that will enable better decisions in medical care. Join the Meetup to see how Tempus uses their machine learning platform to “attack one of the most challenging problems mankind has ever faced.” Want to learn more about Tempus? Go to https://www.tempus.com/. Additional Note: We will always be fierce advocates of inclusivity and learning, but we are also sensitive to the woes of the hangry*. Food and drink will graciously be provided by Tempus. *If you are unfamiliar with the term, it is a pop-culture derived portmanteau of hungry and angry.

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