Working with Data in Open Source Research: hosted by The Wikimedia Foundation

May 2, 2017 · San Francisco, United States of America

We are excited to announce a R-Ladies speaker event hosted at Wikimedia headquarters in San Francisco.  Join us to hear from two Data Scientists, Grace Nolan and Chelsy Xie.

Grace Nolan is a recent computer science graduate of the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand and a full-time systems developer for Enable Ltd. She will talk about her journey into women in tech & open source research, showing her findings along the way including a survey she conducted on how people got into OSS.

Chelsy Xie has been a data analyst at The Wikimedia Foundation since 2016. She will talk about her work in the Discovery department at Wikimedia, where she utilizes data to make the wealth of knowledge and content in the Wikimedia projects easily discoverable.


6:00-6:15  Networking & Pizza

6:15-6:30   Welcome 

6:30-7:10  "My Journey into Women in Tech and Open Source Research" Grace Nolan

7:10-7:40   "Data Analysis in Discovery" Chelsy Xie</a><a href="">

7:40-7:45   Closing 

7:45-8:00  Networking


All attendees NEED a photo ID to enter Wikimedia Foundation. We have a strict limit of attendees- do not RSVP unless you know you can come.  

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  • R-Ladies San Francisco

    R-Ladies is a world-word organization to promote gender diversity in the R community.  Anyone with an interest in R is encouraged to participate. It doesn't matter if you never used R or if you are an R expert. The goal is to promote R, exchange knowledge and foster a supportive community for self-identifying women, genderqueer, non-binary folks. Come and join us! Github: Twitter: Website: We are emphatically queer and trans

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