This year, when faced with the challenge of social distancing, Women in Data Science (WiDS) has built upon their traditional conference and announced an inaugural 24-hour global event on March 8th, International Women’s Day. WiDS, “aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field.” This worldwide event features women researchers from around the world who will present their work, share the latest data science skills, and discuss their journeys towards becoming the scholars they are today.
At a local level, a diverse and dynamic UC Berkeley planning committee has found ways to use technology to their advantage to create a free, virtual, Berkeley-focused WiDS event. Whether you're a seasoned professional in this field or a curious undergraduate who wants to see what data science at Berkeley is about, we encourage everyone to attend! The WiDS Berkeley conference is open to all genders and gender expressions.