It may come as a surprise to you that the history of statistics and data science is fraught with racism, sexism, class, race, colonialism and anti-Semitism. Even if you do not have much of a data science background, you may be aware of some of the issues. For example, Fisher's exact test is a statistical… Continue reading Intersectionality, Diversity, Inclusion and Equality – how they can work together for workplace and tech community
Coaches are more outcome based, and mentoring is more relationship based. Mentoring is longer-term, and the mentor gains as much from the experience as the mentee. It is important for diversity and inclusion.
How can sponsors drive good behavior and diversity and inclusion at technical community events? They can help by driving organizers to think carefully about these elements of a technical community event.
The foundation of a free society is equal worth of all its citizens. Everyone is entitled, as a right of citizenship, to be able to meet their basic needs The right to self-respect and personal autonomy demands the widest possible spread of opportunities. Not all inequalities are unjust, but unjust inequalities should be reduced and… Continue reading Diversity for Businesses: What happens if Diversity is at odds with the organization?
I wanted to offer some alternative thoughts on the presentation entitled 'DIY Deep Fakes' with the subtitle 'Why Deep Fakes are dangerous, and how to make them'. I don't represent the Microsoft MVP Program, any other Microsoft program, or Microsoft. The backstory is that the presenter, James Ashley, was an MVP for ten or so… Continue reading DIY Deep Fakes: an alternative point of view
Invisible voices of #diversity: being ignored, being hepeated, and what you can do to be heard and help others to be heard
On Thursday 27th September, I held an Unconference at Microsoft Ignite which was aimed at Diversity and Inclusion. I was incredibly lucky to be supported by the Diversity and Inclusion initiative by Microsoft, who have put it at front-and-centre of everything that they do. Although it is only one event, I was told that my event… Continue reading Learnings and Takeaways from my #Diversity and Inclusion Unconference at Microsoft Ignite #MSIgnite
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Diversity myopia: what it is, and why it's wrong.
This is a personal blog and it is from the heart. This incident is separate from the MeToo incident that I wrote about previously. When I was 24, I moved to Aberdeen, in Scotland, to start a new postgraduate degree in Artificial Intelligence. On my last night in my home town before I left to go… Continue reading Why is it so difficult to report harassment, and what can you do to help?
How do you inspire girls to make choices that inspire them? How can we inspire girls to be badass and yes, it is a compliment? How do you give them role models? There is nothing worse in the world that not having any choices. So let's give our daughters the chance to have options and… Continue reading So how many badass female inventors, role models do you know? Here’s a handy starter book list to share and inspire
I am helping some people learn Data Science and we are having a ton of fun! There are lots of things to remember. So I am noting things here, in case I forget! We noted the following error message, when we saw that R was not running on our SQL Server 2017 install: 'sp_execute_external_script' is… Continue reading Issues and Resolutions in starting R and R Server on SQL Server 2017