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2021 Virtual VU Women in Tech Conference
Wednesday, February 3rd - Saturday, February 6th, 2021
Our 6th annual VU Women in Tech Conference took place virtually Wednesday, February 3rd to Saturday, February 6, 2020. The pandemic did not stop us from Engaging, Envisioning, & Enabling with Tech! The virtual nature of this year's conference allowed us to reach a wider audience. We set a registration record - over 420 alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of Villanova. Our conference included two keynote sessions. On Thursday evening Cathy O’Neil discussed Weapons of Math Destruction and challenged us to think deeply about ethical issues when using algorithms & big data. Later in the week, Rebecca Mercuri led an interactive session on Building Resilience into Cybersecurity.
View our recorded session here.
Cookies, Cupcakes & Coding: OBS
Friday, October 30th, 2020 3:30-5:30pm via Zoom
OBS is a versatile tool for producing videos and live streaming. You will learn how to creat scenes consisting of various video and audio sources, including window captures and special effects. You will also learn how to implement a chroma key filter ("green screen") to replace parts of your stream.
Download the free OBS Studio and OBS-VirtualCam to follow along the demo.
Cookies, Cupcakes & Coding: Machine Learning
Thursday, January 30th, 2020 6:00-8:00pm, Idea Lab
This hands-on workshop was aimed at anyone interested in gaining an introductory but tangible understanding of machine learning concepts. Participants learned what is meant by supervised and unsupervised machine learning, how to evaluate models, and overfitting. Participants were also challenged to build a credit scoring model using an online machine learning tool, and discussed the problems and difficulties in doing so.