Jenna is the community relations manager for datascience@berkeley, UC Berkeley School of Information's online masters in data science. She has a background in anthropology, and worked extensively with SPSS and other relational databases for her thesis. In her free time, she enjoys reading, travel, and blogging about all things science. Follow her on Google+.
What do the first computer programmer, the patent holder for spread spectrum wireless communications, and the author of the first assembly language have in common? In this infographic, datascience@berkeley explores the history and influence of women in computing, looking at some big names throughout the ages and then reviewing some sobering statistics about the current state of women in technology.
We’re often connected by the ideas we share long before we ever meet. It’s something that Eric Berlow and Sean Gourley, both data scientists and TED Fellows, realized when they met and started to compare notes about similar talks they’d given. That dialogue sparked the idea to map the global conversations around connected topics.
Today, we have an interview with Kimberly Stedman, data scientist at Motiga and one of our speakers at this week’s Data Dialogs conference. Here, she talks to us about the human factors in data, the importance of accurately communicating findings, and why more data isn’t always better.