The South Big Data Hub is collaborating with HerWILL on the first Datathon for Women of Color. The event will take place from April 23 – 25, and will be preceded by eight workshops (running March 28 to April 22) focused on data science training. Registration is open for the workshops and the datathon.
The registration for the Datathon will go on until the 20th of April. The four-week long optional workshops will begin 3/28. All events will be conducted virtually. This is a great opportunity for women of color, age 16+ with very little exposure to data science.
Pre-Datathon Instructional Workshops | March 28-April 22
In preparation for the “First Ever Datathon for Women of Color,” the South Big Data Hub and HerWILL will organize 8 Data Science Basic workshops on Machine Learning, Databases, Data Scrubbing, and Data Science Opportunities with some of the top industry leaders in innovation, business, and technology from local, national, and international arenas. The pre-datathon workshops are open to anyone. Learn more here.
Pilot Virtual Datathon for Women of Color | April 23-25
The First Ever Datathon for Women of Color is a competition. This Datathon focuses not only on Data Science, but also on teamwork and presentation. Only teams consisting of 3-5 members can participate. All computer science (or related) students are welcome to attend the workshops, men, women, and other genders alike. However, the Datathon is open only to people who identify themselves as women of color.
About South Big Data Hub
South Big Data Hub is an organization that builds the necessary bridges and acts as a community convener, collaboration hub, and catalyst for data science innovation, through education, funding support, and collective action in the Southern United States.
HerWILL—Women Inspired in Life and Leadership, is a US-based nonprofit organization for women’s empowerment with the goal of achieving true gender equality through quality education, discussions, advocacy, innovative technology, and decent work and economic growth (UN SDGs 4, 5, and 8). With its multi-fold initiatives, HerWILL is working relentlessly to foster cross-cultural knowledge sharing and partnerships to build a one-stop-shop of resources to make women successful. Our goal is to get women out of their gender-biased roles and empower them to make more creative, intellectual, and professional contributions in multiple fields in STEM and Leadership. HerWILL has already conducted STEM related workshops, Datathons and Hackathons in 2020. New programs in collaboration with partners are underway for 2022. Learn More at HerWILL.org.