Berkman Klein Center Announces 2019-2020 Community

June 13, 2019

So excited (YAY!!!) to be one of the new faculty associates at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society! Meet the 19 new fellows, and the new and returning community of Berkmaniacs who will animate the Center in the coming year. 

There are so many interesting projects, working groups and discussions. I don't know where to begin. I look forward to meeting and collaborating so many folks in the BKC community. 

Honored & humbled. 

Check out the BKC announcement & learn about the fellows :-)

Guest speaker invites KSU women into world of computer science

January 28, 2019

Women in Data Science at Kennesaw State welcomed its first guest lecturer of the semester to the Marietta campus on Jan. 24 to speak about her efforts to broaden participation in data science.

As the principal investigator of the Data Science Extension program, Dr. Brandeis Marshall works alongside the National Science Foundation for one of several Targeted Infusion Projects to strengthen undergraduate STEM education at historically black universities. Marshall specializes in the areas of information retrieval, social media and data science.

Black Women in Tech to Follow On Twitter 2018

January 03, 2019

Listed as a 2018 Honoree

by Jay Jay Ghatt

In 2018, if you wanted to know what was going on in the tech field in terms of inclusion, code newbies, and what underrepresented communities in tech were up to, you needed to look no further than these 200 phenomenal Black women!

Background: As many of you know, this annual list is a labor of love that I started curating in 2015, and published for the first time in 2016 as the 185 Black Women in Tech On Twitter to Follow.

Data Modeling Techniques: How to Get the Most From Your Data #DataTalk

March 15, 2018

Interviewed by @mikedelgado, Social Media Director @Experian 

She shared her insights on collecting data, choosing a database model and strategies for validating assumptions. 

She stressed the importance of acknowledging any biases we might have when starting to work with the data. 

She says, unfortunately, you can make data say whatever you want by manipulating it to tell your biased story. This is where data ethics comes into play. 

She also gives great advice for anyone interested in wanting a career in data science -- and advice for data science leaders looking to hire the best talent.


#DataScience #BigData #MachineLearning #Data #Coding

Black Women In Tech to Follow on Twitter 2017

June 28, 2017

Listed as a 2017 Honoree

by Jeneba Jalloh Ghatt, Elen Awalom and Xina Eland

In sum, the 200 Black women In Tech to Follow on Twitter list was initially created to combat the virtual absence of the acknowledgment of the fact that there is ample Black Women working in tech. Like other social demographics in the tech space who are regularly celebrated and recognized, Black Women too are doing amazing and phenomenal things...

The skill that makes candidates twice as likely to get a job

July 07, 2017

report from the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) argues that by 2021, students with data science and analytics skills will be twice as likely to get a job, Jamaal Abdul-Alim reports for Diverse magazine.

Experts: Data Science and Analytics Skills Essential for Minority Students

June 30, 2017

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

By 2021, job candidates who possess skills in data science and analytics — or DSA — will be more than twice as likely to be hired as those who don’t...

Leading Educators: All Students Need Data Analytics Courses

March 30, 2017

Diverse Issues in Higher Education article 

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

As far as Miami-Dade College president Eduardo Padrón is concerned, data analytics shouldn’t be just for computer science majors...

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