An event to inspire and educate data scientists, regardless of gender

Join us for this local event that incorporates the Women in Data Science live stream, hands-on workshops: R Shiny, Introduction to Python for Data Science, Ethics in Data Science, technical and vision talks by area women data scientists, and lots of networking opportunities.

Monday, March 2, 2020

9:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

2 Massachusetts Ave NE

Washington, DC 20212


9:00 - 9:45 AM Registration, Networking, and Welcome

9:45 - 10:45 AM Hands On Workshops( please use this form to indicate your workshop preference - space is limited in each workshop so registration is required.):

  • Introduction to Python for Data Science - presented by Jessica Moore, Senior Consultant, Data Science, LMI
  • Introduction to Shiny - presented by Amanda Traud, Founder and CEO, Marvelous Modeling, LLC
  • Ethics for Data Scientists - presented by Donna LaLonde, Director Strategic Initiatives, ASA and Wendy Martinez, Director, Mathematical Statistics Research Center, Bureau of Labor Statistics

11:00 - 11:30 STEM Outreach: Creating a Children’s book highlighting women in data science and statistics - presented by Stephanie Hicks, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Data Science Lab, co-host of The Corresponding Author podcast and co-founder of R-Ladies Baltimore

11:30 - NOON Data for Social Good Design Sprint Activity


1:10 PM - 1:50 PM Lunch and more Networking

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Communicating Quantitative Information is Hard: Strategies for Success - presented by Regina Nuzzo, Senior Advisor for Statistics Communication and Media Information, American Statistical Association - a freelance science writer and previously a professor at Gallaudet University, the world’s only liberal arts college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM A Day in the Life of a Data Science Consultant - presented by Julia Buffinton, Data Scientist at LMI a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services.

3:00 - 3:30 PM Closing Conversation

WiDS Washington DC-VA-MD is an independent event organized by Julia Buffinton, Donna LaLonde, and Wendy Martinez to coincide with the annual Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. All genders are invited to attend WiDS regional events, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work.

The Global WiDS Conference and our regional event aim to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field. This one-day technical conference provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science related research and applications in a number of domains, and connect with others in the field.