Talking Heads meet WiMLDS is the second round of our new format launched before summer discussing digital strategies for Fintechs with Derev, Hoopygang and Plick. This time the Fintech District community meets a new reality that has just started writing its first chapter in Milan. We interviewed one of the two Italian organizers, Claudia Volpetti. Make sure you don’t miss the 12th of September to meet her and listen live to what she does.
What is WiMLDS and what is its mission?
WiMLDS is an international community of women interested in machine learning and data science. WiMLDS’s mission is to support and promote women practicing, studying or interested in the fields of machine learning and data science. We create opportunities for women to engage in technical and professional conversations in a positive, supportive environment by hosting talks by prominent female or non-binary data scientists and engineers, technical workshops, networking events and hackathons. We are inclusive to anyone who supports our cause regardless of gender or technical background. However, in support of our mission, priority for certain events and opportunities will be given to women.
When did it arrive in Italy?
The WiMLDS Milan Chapter was established at the beginning of 2018 as a local meetup group of the international non-profit community of Women in Machine Learning and Data Science. This is a group for women who are interested in Machine Learning and Data Science
Which kind of activities does it do?
We meet to share knowledge and working experience in these fields, with the purpose of building a community of professionals. Our meetings are open to anyone and any support to our events is welcome. The WiMLDS Milan Chapter is organized by Carlotta Orsenigo and myself who are members of the Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics research group at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano. On the meetup page “Milan Women in Machine Learning and Data Science” you can find any update on the forthcoming events and meetings. The one organized with the Fintech District is our next event.
What will we talk about at the meeting organized by Fintech District on the 12th of December?
More and more companies are using data science and machine learning for optimizing their business processes. This event, jointly organized by Milan WiMLDS and FinTech District, will host data science and machine learning professionals and researchers and who will share their experience in these fields describing applications used in finance and entrepreneurship. The presentation of WiMLDS will be followed by Carlotta Orsenigo’s speech on the theme “Green or non-green? Detecting sustainable crowdfunding campaigns via text mining “and that of Katarina Milosevic on” Forex forecasting with Deep Learning “. The meeting will end with a moment of networking