Cookies, Cupcakes & Coding: OBS
Friday, October 30th 3:30-5:30pm via Zoom
Zoom meeting ID: 976 3928 7033
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.
VU Women in Tech Conference
Saturday, February 1st 8:30-3pm at The Inn
The 5th anniversary celebration featured an agenda filled with over 25 speakers and 12 breakout sessions covering topics from AI and analytics to ethics and leadership. This was a day not to be missed! New this year were added sessions, hands-on workshops, and an optional networking reception at the end of the day
Cookies, Cupcakes & Coding: Machine Learning
Thursday, January 30th 6:00-8:00pm at the 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.
Dr. Joanna Bryson ~ Nov. 8th
Enjoyed the wisdom of professor & well regarded computer scientist over a casual luncheon. She listened to our interests in AI, addressed many of the ethical concerns we had, and shared her research in the area of intelligent design. "AI is a trait of artifacts deliberately built to facility our intentions." We then had the opportunity to hear her speak more formally on The Role of Humans in an Age of Intelligent Machines.
Dr. Strandberg Presents at UBTech Confrence
VU Women in Tech's very own Dr. Alicia Strandberg presented at the UBTech 2019 Conference on the success and challenges faced in preparing & motivating students for technology careers. UBTech is a premier event for higher education technologists. Dr. Strandberg's presentation was well received and some amazing connections formed.
Movie Night ~ Hidden Figures
Wednesday, March 20th
VU alumnae Robin Allen, great niece of "the" Katherine Johnson, kicked off the showing of Hidden Figures. Robin shared with us Katherine's life, her reality of segregation, and being such a critical player at NASA. For an intermission, Dr. Kaitlyn Muller provided great insight on the use of Euler's Method that was critical in determining where John Glenn's capsule would land. Both Robin and Kaitlyn helped make an extraordinary movie even more engaging!
Movie Night at The Haverford School
Thursday, September 27th
Villanova students joined other enterprising students from Swarthmore, Haverford and Bryn Mawr in viewing the acclaimed movie She Started It. The evening included a reception as well as panel discussion with local female entrepreneurs. It was inspirational to hear Barbara Bigford, Prianka Ball, and Dorrit Lowsen share the challenges of getting funding and opportunity as well as the power of perseverance and passion that led to their success.
Movie Discussion: EQUITY
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
A great panel discussion about the powerful role women play in this cut-throat, Wall Street thriller that tackles ethics, greed and relationships! Much thanks to the following women whose careers have been based in the financial services: Deborah Mohr Geffken, Joslyn Ewart, and Moira Disandro. These panelists provided their review of the film as it related to their experiences and careers.
Philadelphia Women in Tech Summit
Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA
This is the 3rd year that Villanova has sent students, faculty and staff to this conference. It is a 2 day event that includes seminars and workshops on Friday and networking, keynotes and breakout sessions on Saturday. This event is inspired by the number of women in the Philadelphia area doing incredible things with technology at companies like Comcast, Buzzfeed and several Philly startups.
Philadelphia Women in Tech Summit
Saturday, April 9, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA
Over 300 women from across the Mid-Atlantic region gathered at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia to participate in the 2016 Women in Technology Summit. In this annual event, women come together to learn, network and inspire each other. Keynote speakers included Eloise Young, CIO of Philadelphia Gas Works, and Susan Tabor-Kleiman, Founder of Your Professional Writer. The Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Institute sent 14 students, faculty, and staff to the summit. The event exposed the students to the ever-changing world of technology and strengthened their development as tomorrow’s female business leaders.
Tech Trek: Pair Technology & Passion for Success
Condé Nast & Estée Lauder Site Visit
Thursday, November 19, 2015 in New York City
Over 20 students, faculty, and staff ventured to NYC to explore the headquarters of two leading conglomerates, Condé Nast and Estée Lauder. Students learned how the companies leverage technology to run their day-to-day operations, how women play critical roles in the businesses' strategic growth, and how personal passions can be transformed into professional opportunities. Presenters included Rhonda Vetere, CTO, Estée Lauder, Constance Howlett, VP of Packaging Operations, Estée Lauder, and Arlie Sisson, VP of Emerging Products, Condé Nast.