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GHC15: Networking Events

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GHC 2015 Day 2: Even More Innovation and Inspiration

GHC 2015 Day 2: Even More Innovation and Inspiration

Read all about how Day 2 of the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration unfolded in Houston. Stay tuned for the final recap on Friday!

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Developing Market-Leading Products – Strategies and Techniques for Growth Engineering

Speakers: Helena Tan (Fitbit)  Anna Majkowska (Pinterest) June Wang (Instagram) Karen Kim (Airbnb) This session was anchored by June Wang from Instagram and was very Interactive. The four panelists  did a marvelous expose on developing market leading products and gave us insights based on data from the companies they work in. The discussion  was structured around the four stages of the growth […]

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GHC15 Male Allies

Male allies are having a moment. I missed the session last year but heard all about it through word of mouth and Twitter. Hearing stories of women being mistreated socially and professionally is difficult but necessary for us to move forward.I’m …

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Open Source Day GHC15 – the story as it happened

The Open Source Day 2015: 300 participants, 8 organisations, 15 open source humanitarian projects, 4 full hours of coding lead to an amazing open source contribution for humanitarian purposes. We kicked-off at 10:00, directly after the first keynote of…

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Friday Livestream

Watch Friday’s main stage sessions here. Opening Session 8:30 a.m. — 10:00 a.m. CST Keynote Speaker Manuela M. Veloso, Herbert A. Simon University Professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration Denise Denton Award Winner Lydia Tapia 2015 A. Richard Newton Educator ABIE Award Winner Dr. Joanne McGarth Cohoon  Afternoon…

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GHC15: Thursday Plenary

Sheryl Sandberg, COO at FacebookNora Denzel, Ericsson board member, Retired SVP, Big Data, Intuit and Vice Chair, AnitaB.org for a fireside and Q&ASheryl was asked to keynote GHC for years, but refused, as she was not a technical woman. …

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Societal Trends: Growth of Data or Growth in Society (June Andrews)

To predict medical connetions with other pinterest users, She calculated expected connections by using closed form solution. She noticed industry migrations by observing data from construction workers and medical professionals. Another economic insight she showed is that number of employees per executive numbers in a company grew and also gender ratio and diversity among executives. […]

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GHC15: Defenses Presentations

Unwanted Software: Google’s Efforts to Protect Users from Malicious IntentElisabeth Morant, Product Manager at GoogleBiggest problem they are seeing are ad injections.  They issue 5 M safe browsing warnings a day – do not ignore!!!Have launc…

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Using Big Data to Determine Social Network Offline Sales Impact (Rowan Vasquez)

Large quantities of data , lack of research and mobile traffic are few of the challenges twitter researchers are facing. She first did experiments to gather some days. Holdback methodology –  where split groups into 2 and collected data on observations. Picked up logs and extracted and processed data. Hadoop, pig and scalding and R […]

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