2020 Country Page – France


Event: Paris Women in Machine Learning and Data Science Meetup
Direction: The organizing is here : http://wimlds.org/about-the-paris-team/
Date: May 14th 2020
Time: 7 PM
Info: The Women in Machine Learning & Data Science (WiMLDS) Meetup aims to inspire, educate, regardless of gender, and support women and gender minorities in the field. We are back for our 25th edition!

We are back with a special “hors-série” event : an online meetup dedicated to the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

Happening on the 17th of May every year, we are organizing our meetup 3 days prior to the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. This day aims to raise awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights work worldwide. This year’s theme is “Breaking the silence” : https://may17.org/

All genders may attend our meetups.

A Zoom link will be provided prior to the meetup.


19:00 – Introduction by Paris WiMLDS team

19:10 – “Coding For Humans” by Paola Ducolin, Staff Engineer @ Dashlane

Abstract: We live in a product development world that changes rapidly. User needs are uncertain, stakeholders’ goals consequently change, product managers and designers want to AB test different solutions to attract and retain more customers, and if this was not enough, technology stacks change too. This talk gives a few tips that are helping me and my team at Dashlane iterate more efficiently over our software, writing readable and well documented code, with refactoring as goal instead of as a nightmare.

19:40 – “Data Science for Everyone – A talk on teaching data science” by Charles Tanguy, Data Scientist @ Jedha Bootcamp

Abstract: Ever since exponential increase in production, storage and movement of data, data science has grown central to our lives, pervading all industries and giving new dimensions to every job. So how do we face the growing needs for data savvy workforce in both companies and public institutions? The answer lies in educating and training new data scientists, and teaching other professionals to integrate data into their worklife. This talk will present my views on how to train data scientists from ground zero to operational level quickly and well.

20:10 – Quick interactive session

During the event, you can share content using #WiMLDSParis & @WiMLDS_Paris

After the meet-up, all the slides will be available on our Medium page : https://medium.com/@WiMLDS_Paris

Online meetup information :

WiMLDS is strongly inviting you to read our guidelines about organizing pleasant and successful online meetups : https://github.com/WiMLDS/online-meetups

Code of Conduct

WiMLDS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down others. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly community for all. All attendees should read the full Code of Conduct before participating: https://github.com/WiMLDS/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-conduct

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