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Technical Interview Sprint for Women in Computer Science – 2019
When: Tue, October 8, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: CS 1240 – UW-Madison Computer Sciences Building
Interviewing can be stressful. Come practice your interview skills with local professional women software developers. We are not recruiters, we are not representing our companies or hiring. As your peers we hope to give you some practice with a technical interview and feedback on your resume. Bring at least three copies of a current resume. Volunteers will give you feedback on your resume as well as on your interview.
Attendees, please sign up for a 30-minute interview time slot below. If you select a ‘regular’ interview, you may then also sign up for an interview containing coding questions. Finally, you are welcome to stick around and observe if other participants are willing to share their experiences.
Volunteers Needed: If we have more than 6 volunteers sign up to help interview, we can open up more time slots. If our current time slots are full, please join the waitlist below.
Innovative Data Visualizations to Engage the Public with USGS Science
When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Bunker, 202 State St #300 · Madison, WI
“From Stream Gage to Twitter Feed: innovative data visualizations to engage the public with USGS science”
As the world’s largest water data provider, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) plays a vital role in protecting life and property, monitoring available water resources, and understanding our Nation’s aquatic ecosystems. Disseminating this water data and accompanying science is just as critical as producing it; however, traditional science products are often overlooked by general audiences even though they resonate with technical ones.
Enter #dataviz. Data visualizations present an opportunity to innovate and transform the ways in which USGS shares water science through a combination of engaging displays of data, captivating design, and compelling science insights. This talk will share examples and describe the creation of these non-traditional science products which are intended for public consumption.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Lindsay Platt is a Water Data Scientist for the Integrated Information Dissemination Division within the Water Mission Area at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech, but before embarking on a traditional engineering career path, she found a passion for writing code to conduct data analyses (first in MATLAB and then in R).
Now, as a data scientist with the USGS, her primary role is to distill large or complex water data into meaningful insights through reproducible science and innovative data visualizations. She also leads the USGS R training program, which teaches other USGS scientists how to wield the power of scientific computing to create their own reproducible workflows.
We’ll have socializing and networking from 5:30pm to 6pm; you’re welcome to arrive anytime in that half hour. Lindsay’s presentation will begin at 6pm.
The State Street Capitol Parking Ramp is next door to the building; Overture Center Garage is a few blocks away.
Bus lines that come nearby: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #11, #12, #14, #15, #19, #27, #29, #37, #47, #56, #57, #58, #70, #71, #72, #75
Bunker is wheelchair accessible.
2019 Tentative Schedule
Interested in giving a talk or have an idea for a Codecinella event? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
September – Technical Interview Sprints at UW partnering with WACM
November – Open – submit your ideas
December – Lightning Talks