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Book Review: “Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think”

“Big data” — we hear the term all of the time, but what does it really mean? Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier’s 2013 bestseller, “Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think,” attempts to answer this question with a solid overview of the promises, advancements, issues and implications of the big data revolution.

 

Python Practice Problems for Beginner Coders

From sifting through Twitter data to making your own Minecraft modifications, Python is one of the most versatile programming languages at a coder’s disposal. The open-source, object-oriented language is also quickly becoming one of the most-used languages in data science.  According to the Association for Computing Machinery, Python is now the most popular introductory language at universities in the United States. To help readers practice the Python fundamentals, datascience@berkeley gathered six coding problems, including some from the W200: Introduction to Data Science Programming course. The questions below cover concepts ranging from basic data types to object-oriented programming using classes. Are […]

Changing the Curve: Women in Computing

More than 150 years ago, Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer program—an algorithm to calculate Bernoulli sequences. Since then, women have continued to be at the forefront of some major industry-changing advancements in computer science.  From developing the first compiler to uncovering bias in AI recognition software, women’s contributions to computing are varied and important — but not always credited or celebrated. According to The New York Times, women were the predominant software engineers of the 1940s: “At the time, men in the computing industry regarded writing code as a secondary, less interesting task.” But as the industry became more […]

Changing the Curve: Women in Computing

More than 150 years ago, Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer program—an algorithm to calculate Bernoulli sequences. Since then, women have continued to be at the forefront of some major industry-changing advancements in computer science.  From developing the first compiler to uncovering bias in AI recognition software, women’s contributions to computing are varied and important — but not always credited or celebrated. According to The New York Times, women were the predominant software engineers of the 1940s: “At the time, men in the computing industry regarded writing code as a secondary, less interesting task.” But as the industry became more […]

Changing the Curve: Women in Computing

More than 150 years ago, Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer program—an algorithm to calculate Bernoulli sequences. Since then, women have continued to be at the forefront of some major industry-changing advancements in computer science.  From developing the first compiler to uncovering bias in AI recognition software, women’s contributions to computing are varied and important — but not always credited or celebrated. According to The New York Times, women were the predominant software engineers of the 1940s: “At the time, men in the computing industry regarded writing code as a secondary, less interesting task.” But as the industry became more […]

Changing the Curve: Women in Computing

More than 150 years ago, Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer program—an algorithm to calculate Bernoulli sequences. Since then, women have continued to be at the forefront of some major industry-changing advancements in computer science.  From developing the first compiler to uncovering bias in AI recognition software, women’s contributions to computing are varied and important — but not always credited or celebrated. According to The New York Times, women were the predominant software engineers of the 1940s: “At the time, men in the computing industry regarded writing code as a secondary, less interesting task.” But as the industry became more […]

Changing the Curve: Women in Computing

More than 150 years ago, Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer program—an algorithm to calculate Bernoulli sequences. Since then, women have continued to be at the forefront of some major industry-changing advancements in computer science.  From developing the first compiler to uncovering bias in AI recognition software, women’s contributions to computing are varied and important — but not always credited or celebrated. According to The New York Times, women were the predominant software engineers of the 1940s: “At the time, men in the computing industry regarded writing code as a secondary, less interesting task.” But as the industry became more […]

5 Pieces of Advice From Leading Women in Tech

Women in the tech industry are likely to be underrepresented at every stage of their professional career. Female graduates receive 1 in 5 computer science bachelor’s degrees, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. This imbalance reverberates through the workplace, where women often find themselves in the minority and shut out of leadership opportunities. It also leads to distinct challenges for women of color and members of other underrepresented groups. In a 2019 survey of women in tech by Ivanti, more than 60% of respondents cited equal pay and benefits as a challenge in their workplace. The same data […]

5 Pieces of Advice From Leading Women in Tech

Women in the tech industry are likely to be underrepresented at every stage of their professional career. Female graduates receive 1 in 5 computer science bachelor’s degrees, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. This imbalance reverberates through the workplace, where women often find themselves in the minority and shut out of leadership opportunities. It also leads to distinct challenges for women of color and members of other underrepresented groups. In a 2019 survey of women in tech by Ivanti, more than 60% of respondents cited equal pay and benefits as a challenge in their workplace. The same data […]