Full house at Data Science Week event

We had a full house for WiTWA's Data Science event last night! Thank you to Bankwest for hosting, and both Bankwest and Water Corporation for their sponsorship of this event.

Our inspirational Patron Professor Lyn Beazley kicked off proceedings with a welcome address. Pieter Vorster set the tone for an evening of data and diversity and Luke Edwards on the inception of Data Science Week hashtag#dsw19 - www.datascienceweek.org.

Dr Liz Dallimore expertly facilitated an informative panel discussion with Elsa Jordaan, Rimma Shafikova and Bruce Wright, all sharing their different journeys into data science and their views on addressing the STEM skills shortage.

One common theme was that to interest more people - and in particular women (and girls at school level) we need to recognise the importance of raising awareness of the multitude of problems Data Science can solve and the impact that can have to help community/society.

For anyone looking to get into Data Science, our panel have recommended the following resources:

👩🏽‍💻Source a Data Scientist Map and tackle each area of learning.
https://www.analyticsvidhya.com/blog/2019/01/learning-path-data-scientist-machine-learning-2019/

👩🏽‍💻Online courses such as:

https://www.fast.ai/
https://www.datacamp.com
https://www.udemy.com
https://www.coursera.org/

👩🏽‍💻Kaggle competitions - https://www.kaggle.com/competitions

👩🏽‍💻KDNuggets - https://www.kdnuggets.com/

👩🏽‍💻Data Science Central - https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profile/VincentGranville

🤝29th June- Women in Machine Learning Workshop - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/women-in-machine-learning-workshop-by-perth-machine-learning-group-tickets-60696984314

Also, keep an eye out for courses to be released by the WA Data Science Innovation Hub.
https://research.curtin.edu.au/projects-expertise/institutes-centres/wa-data-science-innovation-hub/

Thank you to all that joined us on the evening. We hope you had fun and heard something or saw/met someone that inspired you!

Shining a spotlight on the talent pool at AOG 2019

The Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference wraps up today in Perth and we had the wonderful opportunity to meet and speak with so many enthusiastic, curious and talented people while showcasing the amazing talent pool that is Women in Technology WA Inc. (WiTWA).

Thank you to the NERA - National Energy Resources Australia team for making us feel so welcome as part of the NERA Innovation Station.

Diversity and technology are both central to enabling us to unlock the exciting opportunities that the future holds. We invite your company to join us as a WA Diversity Champion. Simply click here for further information.

Jennifer Reyes, Pia Turcinov, Maree MoRrell and Gry Stene talking WITWA [tech+] at the 2019 Australian Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition in Perth.

Jennifer Reyes, Pia Turcinov, Maree MoRrell and Gry Stene talking WITWA [tech+] at the 2019 Australian Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition in Perth.

Gry Stene, Communication Sub-Committee WITWA

Gry Stene, Communication Sub-Committee WITWA

NERA Innovation Station Wall

NERA Innovation Station Wall

Miranda Taylor, CEO, NERA

Miranda Taylor, CEO, NERA

Pia Turcinov, Chair WITWA

Pia Turcinov, Chair WITWA

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Diversity in the workforce + Cyber resilience + Jobs of the future

The Australian Financial Review in partnership with the Australian Computer Society last year published a series of articles on Diversity in the Workforce, Cyber Resilience and Jobs of the Future. The content is thought provoking, challenges many myths and preconceptions, and lends itself as an excellent springboard for further discussion around these topics.

Thank you Erica Smyth AC for bringing this to our attention and Arnold Wong for the thought leadership in this space. You can access a pdf copy of the articles here.

Happy reading,

The Women in Technology WA Team

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