DSW19: Breaking barriers, initiating opportunities for women in data science

Data Science Week 2019 has officially been launched! With so many events on throughout the week, reshuffle your calendar and head down to Data Science Week 2019.

Focusing on Women in Data Science, there will be workshops, discussions, networking opportunities and a range of events highlighting the barriers and opportunities women in the industry face, practices to encourage diversity and emerging trends and topics in the field.

The week began at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre with an all-star panel discussion, concentrating on their journies in data science, barriers they were faced with and how they overcame them, and ways to encourage women to undertake a career in data science.

“While we accelerate and collaborate in data science, it is imperative we tackle issues that affect us worldwide, especially diversity”, said Mark Stickells, Executive Director, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre.

“This week is an opportunity for all of us to take responsibility and learn how to make change today and for the future. Leadership and cohesion, evaluation, workplace culture, visibility, education and industry action are the Women in STEM Decadal Plan’s six opportunities for all organisations across the STEM ecosystem to harness and guide their own implementation strategies”.

“It is our responsibility to create a community full of opportunities. Diverse minds tackling the same problems underpins our priorities to deliver the best, innovative scientific outcomes – this is how we enlarge our discovery bandwidth”, Mark said.

The launch kicks off a week brimming with exciting events from a range of domains in the data science community.

Events will showcase a variety of organisations including the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, WA Data Science Innovation Hub, National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), Women in Big Data and Women in Technology chapters, the Australian Computer SocietyCSIROMinerals Research Institute of Western AustraliaCurtin UniversityBankwest and more.

Register now at www.datascienceweek.org or follow the hashtag #DSW19.