• Exploring lambda architecture for Machine Learning computing

    Find out more about this event from one of our partners, PyData So Cal by visiting their MeetUp page to register: https://www.meetup.com/PyData-SoCal/events/255474907/

  • Mentoring for an Out of the Box Career Mindset

    Dave.com Office

    Our hosts, Menglin Ruan - Data Scientist and Paras Chitrakar - CTO and Co-Founder at Dave.com have opened the doors to their company and their mindset for career acceleration in the world of tech and big data. Join us for this evening mixer with light refreshments to network, connect and hear about their inspiring stories of how they got out of the box of career expectations to achieve their dream job and how mentoring made this happen. This event is also co-sponsored by the USC Marshall MS in Business Analytics program.

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  • CANCELLED: General SQL Session Featuring Rebecca Weisbart, goop.com

    USC University Park Campus

    Brought to you by our key sponsor, the USC Marshall MS in Business Analytics program: Join us to gain insights on general SQL topics by this featured trainer. Rebecca Weisbart is the Senior Manager, Data Management and BI at Goop.com and leads the team responsible for Business Intelligence, Data Engineering and Data Science. Prior to that she was at Headspace, starting as their first data hire, and at StubHub and GfK where she worked in both analytics and market research. She holds a B.S. in Decision Sciences and International Business from San Francisco State University, College of Business. Please join us for this opportunity and bring your general SQL data management questions. Note for parking: There is a $12 flat fee for on campus parking structures and there are also hourly meters around the perimeter of the campus and neighboring blocks that accept change or credit cards.

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  • Problem Framing for Business Analytics

    USC University Park Campus

    This session will offer a tactical approach to solve problems working across key business functions with big data. Using McKinsey style issue trees that are applied in the field of consulting, Lily presents a strategic approach to working with teams that includes key business frameworks, conceptual data roadblocks or opportunities, and team dynamics. You will leave this session with a strategic focus to design an intentional plan to solve business analytics problems with a team. We also invite anyone who has worked on problem framing with big data or business analytics to bring their insights! Lily Salem is the career strategist for the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business MS in Business Analytics program, #1 ranked nationally by the TFE times. Having partnered with university and business players in the Silicon forest, valley, beach and beyond, Lily has worked closely with both emerging business talent and executive leads through targeted recruitment and employer partnerships. Lily built her career primarily in the university setting and previous to USC, worked with graduate business students in the Silicon Forest (Pacific Northwest) as Director for Graduate Business Recruitment and Corporate Partnerships where she partnered frequently with employers headquartered in the Silicon Valley and Bay area. Lily has previously held roles in career services where she managed corporate partnerships, employer relations, career advising, and internship programs. Lily earned an MA in Student Counseling and an MA in Education Leadership to effectively support students for career success as well as build innovative and high-impact recruitment opportunities with employer partners. When Lily is not preparing students for jobs and internships or networking with employers, she enjoys the Southern CA lifestyle with her friends, family and Rhodesian Ridgeback, Bella. Note for parking: There is a $12 flat fee for on campus parking structures and hourly meters around the perimeter of the campus and neighboring blocks.

  • PyData LA 2018

    University of Southern California Marshall School of Business

    The Women in Big Data (WiBD) So Cal chapter in partnership with the USC Marshall School of Business MS in Business Analytics graduate program is pleased to sponsor the PyData Los Angeles event for 2018! Participate, present, and connect with a community of analytics professionals and aspiring scholars who are positioned to make an impact. We are actively calling for proposals (submit here by August 12: https://pydata.org/la2018/cfp/) and taking early bird registration. WiBD members receive a 20% discount! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pydata-los-angeles-2018-tickets-48305769858 For the discount, enter: Go2PyDataLA We hope to see you there! If you are an employer and would like to participate in our recruitment sessions to identify top talent through small group info sessions, please message Lily Salem, Career Strategist for USC Graduate Career Services at [masked] by Sept. 28, 2018.

  • SQL Data Management Skills Session Featuring Giselle Sitdykova, VP at PennyMac

    Brought to you by our key sponsor, the USC Marshall MS in Business Analytics program: We are pleased to feature Giselle Sitdykova, VP for Data Management, Analytics and Reporting Manager at PennyMac for a SQL Data Management skills section. Please join us for this opportunity and bring your general SQL data management questions. All levels welcome. Note for parking: There is a $12 flat fee for on campus parking structures and there are also hourly meters around the perimeter of the campus and neighboring blocks that accept change or credit cards.

  • Speed Mentoring and Networking

    USC University Park Campus

    Brought to you by our key sponsor, the USC Marshall MS in Business Analytics program: Join us to participate in one of our key chapter deliverables for mentoring! This program is open to all WiBD SoCal members. We will kick off the event with guest speaker, Nadya Ichinomiya, Director – Enterprise Agility Coach at Sony Pictures Entertainment and her mentee, Hadeer Hammad, graduate candidate in the USC Marshall MS in Business Analytics program to speak about the value of the mentoring relationship and how they originally connected on the job. Bring your resume! We will offer speed mentoring/resume reviews and networking after our speaker portion where you can rotate and connect with fellow members to gain and share insights. We will conclude with open networking for all members to network and connect. Note for parking: There is a $12 flat fee for on campus parking structures and there are also hourly meters around the perimeter of the campus and neighboring blocks that accept change or credit cards.

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  • IBM Watson Cloud Academy Workshop: REGISTRATION IS FULL!

    USC University Park Campus, Taper Hall 201

    THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL!! There is no charge for this event! Please expect a university parking fee of $12 On Sept. 15, USC’s Marshall School of Business MS in Business Analytics program will host an all-day IBM Watson Cloud Academy Workshop (taught by Prof. Anand Singh). The workshop will provide hands-on training on many of the IBM Watson, analytics and IoT cloud services that can be used in support of a wide-range of AI/cognitive-based research projects and curricula. It will also provide use cases of many typical biomedical, engineering and other problems that can be solved using these technologies. If time permits, the workshop will end with a project planning clinic, whereby faculty can discuss proposed projects. This training event is designed for faculty, students and the greater analytics community. The goal is to train a critical number of Watson experts on a given campus and our professional community, whose projects and curricula IBM will then continue to support through additional targeted education, required cloud services/resources and various university relations programs. To prepare for the on-campus hands-on Watson workshop, it is recommended that you take the following steps, obtaining free IBM Cloud trial accounts (that provide our Watson services), and then review the educational modules/material outlined below: Obtain a free IBM Cloud trial account (that will provide you with free access to a subset of Watson services) at http://www.onthehub.com/ibm/ Click on Watson and then select Cloud Access and then follow the directions to get your free account. Make sure you properly choose either Faculty/Staff or Students at the top left. (Faculty get a free 12-month trial subscription, while students get 6 months. Both are continuously renewable so long as one remains a professor or student.) If you are have any problems contact Andy Rindos ([masked]) and Anand Singh ([masked]) immediately for help. Go to the free Educator Guides page at https://developer.ibm.com/academic/educator-guides/ Review the material for the "Updated Watson Education Guide" and complete the Lab and Exercises. You might also want to look at the "New Chatbots for Good facilitator guide". Of course, feel free to peruse the Educator Guides for analytics, IoT, blockchain, etc. Go to the Watson Academic Engagement page at http://academia.mybluemix.net/ Go through the "Application Starter Kit", "API Documentation" and "Watson on Github" and other material there. Go to the IBM Watson Academy page at https://www.watson-academy.info/ Go through the material under "IBM Watson and Cloud Platform", especially material on NLP, Dialog, Assistant, Discovery and Watson Knowledge Studios. Feel free to also peruse "Watson Health" and "Other Watson Resources". You should be able to immediately access a subset of these educational modules using your university IDs. We are therefore looking forward to seeing you at the workshop!

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  • Athena.LA x Uber Present: Breaking the Mold Panel

    Our partner, Athena.LA has graciously offered a discount to WiBD SoCal members for their next panel: Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/athenala-x-uber-present-breaking-the-mold-tickets-48437343398 Use the promo code AthenaBreakHalf for $10 off the already amazing deal for tickets that provide access to inspiring insights and outstanding networking. Join Athena.LA (https://www.athena.la/) and Uber for an evening of networking and learning at Uber West! Mingle with fellow women in tech at the gorgeous offices of Uber West in the heart of beachfront Santa Monica in a warm and supportive environment. Enjoy delicious Uber Eats food and drink while networking with Uber leaders and the Athena.LA community. Meet fellow software engineers, data scientists, growth hackers, and revenue drivers while building lasting relationships with potential mentors and advocates. Uber leaders will discuss projects that forced them to think, act, and lead in new, innovative, and impactful ways. We’ll hear the inside scoop on future thinking projects like Uber’s approach to urban aviation and we'll be inspired as we learn first hand about social justice initiatives at Uber including their stance against the immigration ban. Athena.LA is an inclusive community. We welcome all gender affiliations and encourage the attendance of underrepresented groups in technology including African Americans and Latinos. The Details We will be stand-up networking over Uber Eats bites and drinks. Be sure to bring your business cards to enter the raffle for an Uber gift card! Uber is offering $10 off a ride to the event and $10 off a ride from the event, so we suggest you Uber to the event. You’ll receive your ride code via email. If you need to drive, paid parking is available in a private lot under the building. The entrance is south of the building between Bank of the West and Box Union building. You can also park at Parking Structure #4 at[masked]nd St, approximately a three minute walk from the building. Upon arrival at the ground floor lobby, mention that you here for the Athena.LA event and the porter will direct you to the 2nd floor, where you will be asked to sign in. In purchasing a ticket, you are consenting to allow the use of your photographic image taken at the event to be used by Athena.LA or Uber.

  • Join us at Big Data Day LA 2018, the "Coachella of data festivals"

    University of Southern California (Bovard Auditorium in the University Park Campus)

    Please register through here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-data-day-la-2018-registration-43642378529 This event is hosted by our partner, USC Marshall School of Business MS, Business Analytics program, a key sponsor for the Big Data Day LA 2018! Big Data Day LA is the largest data conference of its kind in Southern California and it features the most vibrant gathering of data and technology enthusiasts in Los Angeles. BDDLA started in 2013 with over 250 attendees, and has grown over the years with 550+ attendees in 2014, 950+ in 2015, 1250+ in 2016 and 1550+ in 2017. Big Data Day LA sessions typically cover the most in-demand topics of the day in areas such as Data, AI/ ML/ Data Science, Emerging Tech, Visualizations/ UI/ Use Cases, Infrastructure & Security. Join us as we attend what has come to be known as the "Coachella of data festivals" and connect with us at our networking hub. Registration is required, make sure to sign up here before time runs out: https://www.bigdatadayla.com/ Find us at the entrance, near registration at the MS, Business Analytics program tables where you can connect with WiBD SoCal co-founders, members and more!