Data & Tech for All Week

Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society


March 2, 2020 to March 6, 2020
8:45am to 6:00pm
UC Berkeley


A week of events democratizing data science and technology at Berkeley and beyond

Throughout campus, initiatives are underway to bring a variety of experiences, perspectives, knowledge, and talent to data science, computer science, statistics, and related technical fields. At the second annual Data & Tech for All Week, from March 2-6 2020, we invite you to join us in celebrating this work across campus with a series of events.

MONDAY, March 2 

Women in Data Science (WiDS) 2020 Berkeley
The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference(link is external) aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, of all genders, and support women in the field. Berkeley will stream the conference and hold related events(link is external) throughout the day.
Time: 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Sutardja Dai Hall
Sponsors: CITRIS and the Banatao Institute; Berkeley Research, Teaching, and Learning; Berkeley School of Information

TUESDAY, March 3 

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Art+Feminism teams up with Race+Justice! All day communal updating of Wikipedia entries. Wikimedia’s race and gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of participation by women and underrepresented groups. This adds up to an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge. Let's change that. Bring your laptop!
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Moffitt 405
Sponsors: UC Berkeley Library

THURSDAY,  March 5 

Using Digital Learning Platforms for Data Science Education for All
Part of a series of workshops exploring data science concepts, pedagogical methods, and technical tools, and how to integrate them into teaching in a range of disciplines, from American Cultures to Psychology to Rhetoric.
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Location: Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle Hall
Sponsor: Data Science Education Program; Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society

FRIDAY, March 6 

4th Annual Women in Tech Symposium: Reimagining Cybersecurity for All
Data breaches, identity theft, ransomware, deep fakes, doxxing. With the pervasiveness of digital platforms and tools in our public, professional, and private lives, concern has intensified about the security of our information, institutions, and online identities. The need for innovation in cybersecurity strategies — from the technical hardware, software, and networks to training the needed workforce — will drive significant investment and attention for the foreseeable future. At the same time, we must ensure that the benefits and protections of cybersecurity are equitably distributed. How can we engage the most inclusive talent pool to tackle the growing threats, confident that we are mitigating risk, encouraging safe practices, and developing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals? Attendees will walk away with deep insights about our cybersecurity future, and gain a community of inspiring and motivating people that will champion the advancement of women in technology. Featured panelists include Window Snyder, Chief Security Officer at Square; Dawn Song, Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley; and Wendy Nather, Head of Advisory CISOs, Duo Security at Cisco.

Time: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Location: Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Registration required
​Sponsors: Presented as part of the Women in Technology Initiative at the University of California (WITI@UC(link sends e-mail)), a program run by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute. Co-sponsored by Microsoft, Lam Research, and the UC Berkeley School of Information.
Audience: We welcome participants from startups, nonprofit and government organizations, and established companies as well as students, staff, and faculty. The symposium is open to everyone, allowing a broader audience the chance to join the conversation and reimagine cybersecurity for all.