Talking Cranes is very excited to partner with Stanford University's ICME's inaugural Women in Data Science (#WiDS) , a one-day technical conference highlighting the contributions of women to this growing and increasingly innovative scientific field.
According to Margot Gerritsen, Director of ICME, the goals of the conference were to " inspire and educate data scientists regardless of gender, and support women in the field, providing networking and ongoing dialogue opportunities."
In a world where we spend vast amounts of time on emails, text messages, social media and automated services, one wonders if technology and social media are in fact, anti-social, taking us away from that very important face-to-face communication with another human being.
A new piece of reserach has looked into the amount of times British smartphone users check their handsets and on average, it is 221 times a day! The relationship we have with our phones and technological devices seems to have taken over our face-to-face interaction with each other.
Nima Srinivasan returned to India after 12 years in the US and started her own company, Berylitics. She talked to TC about becoming an entrepreneur.
In my last corporate job, I was an SVP at Added Value, Los Angeles. In March 2011, I came down to Bangalore to do a recce and get a decent corporate job.
Business Process Engineer HP Global Procurement
Information Technology & Services, Hewlett Packard, India
Working Mother magazine named GE one of the Top 100 companies for women for seven consecutive years. No doubt GE's investment in attracting and retaining talent and the reach of its global GE Women's Network won it a place on the shortlist. TC spoke to Purnima Sahni Mohanty, Director, Corporate Citizenship at GE India, to find out what sort of support women can expect in the workplace when they join a company like GE.
You meet someone you are attracted to, date them and then maybe get married to that someone. Between these events chance determines who you spend your life with. Four young men out of college and living in New York City started a social media site that increases the dimensions of that chance- universe. Adam Sachs one of the founders of Ignighter.com, the site that makes dating more fun and less awkward, told us that the site came partly from their own experience.