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AWE Newsletter: Week of 3/1


Did you know that March is EECS Women's History month? Check out the events planned this month in celebration! AWE will be helping organize a huge group photo of the female-identifying EECS community on the glade on March 19th - come be a part of it and invite your friends!

A couple of reminders:

1. Join the #donut_be_lonely channel on Slack.

Want to meet more AWE members? Every week, the #donut_be_lonely channel matches you with a new person to have a one-on-one with. It's a great way to make a new friend. 
 

2. Sign up for AWE membership again for the semester.

Please fill out this form again, even if you have already in the past!
 
Overview

Upcoming Events

 3/9  | Tech Talk with Roblox
 3/11  | Product Design Workshop with Convergent
 3/12
 | Breaktime with WiCSE
 3/14
 | Study Social

 

AWEffice Hours

Come by the AWE office (Cory 286) to hang out, ask advice from, and get to know our officers!

 3/10 11-12  | Amber & Enya
 
3/11 5-6  | Jennifer & Catherine
 3/12 11-12  | Eileen & Grace

Opportunities

ON CAMPUS: BAIR Mentorship program (get mentored by a grad student who does AI research), AI & Facial Recognition Policy Roundtable (hosted by the Science Policy Group at Berkeley)
INDUSTRY: Oliver Wyman Chicago Diversity Forum
INTERNSHIP OPENINGS: Full stack engineer at Prelude (all-female technical team), Backend engineer at besora (use AI to create solutions to climate change), full stack engineer at Aila Health (use ML to identify autoimmune diseases)
OTHER: Rewriting the Code (national community of female college students in CS), AWS Marketplace Developer Challenge: ML Powered Solutions, SunCode (biggest clean energy and mobility hackathon in the US)

Upcoming Events

Tech Talk with Roblox
 
     Monday, March 9 @ 6:00-7:30pm
     Wozniak Lounge, Soda Hall

Roblox is coming to UC Berkeley! In celebration of International Women's Day, join us for a panel and Q&A with the Roblox team. This will be an engaging discussion and opportunity to network with seasoned engineers. Snacks and boba will be provided! We're also raffling away great prizes: Apple AirPods Pro, JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker,  Fujifilm Instax Mini 9, and Anker PowerCore 1000 External Battery.

SPACE IS LIMITED! RSVP to the event by filling out the Google form here.

Panelists:
Diana Lee, Engineering Manager -- Diana Lee graduated from UCLA with a degree in Computer Science & Linguistics. She works with a diverse team of engineers to design and build systems that keep the app compliant to laws and regulations, no matter where in the world you’re playing. She loves making an impact by providing dynamic experiences for hundreds of millions of monthly active users. Her favorite part of policy engineering is being able to meet new people by collaborating with so many other teams.
Shreya Ramamurthy, Product Manager -- Shreya Ramamurthy graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a minor in Mobile App Development. Here at Roblox, Shreya is one of the Product Managers on the Developer team working on different aspects of the Roblox Studio application and overall developer experience on the platform. She is currently working on initiatives including introducing new avenues of commerce for creators as well as globalization tools for creating internationally-appealing games.
Andrea Fletcher, Full Stack Web Engineer -- Andrea Fletcher graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and minors in Computing and Management. “What drew me to Roblox was the fact that anyone can learn how to use our platform, build games, and actually turn a profit while learning valuable skills (coding) that can help secure jobs in the future. Coding is one of the only skills you don’t need a certification or school to prove you can do it – you can show someone what you’ve built and let it speak for itself.”
 
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Product Design Workshop with Convergent
 
     Wednesday, March 11 @ 7:00-8:00pm
     Soda 310

Come join Convergent and learn the process of taking a product from idea to reality. You’ll be guided through a step-by-step process to validate ideas and build prototypes in a hands-on environment. Gain the skills needed to become a great product manager!
 
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Breaktime with WiCSE
 
    Friday,  March 12 @ 12:30-1:30pm
     Wozniak Lounge, Soda Hall

Join us for Breaktime with WICSE (the graduate women in CS & Electrical Engineering group)! This is a great opportunity to grab lunch with a grad student and talk to them about any questions you may have about how to get involved with research, applying to grad school, research they are involved with, and more! We encourage all AWE members to attend (whether you are considering grad school or not) and learn more!

Note the different day, time and place of this Breaktime!
 
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Study Social
 
    Saturday,  March 14 @ 12:30-7:30pm
     Soda 380

Celebrate Pi Day by coming to our study social becasue the grind doesn't stop! Snacks will be provided as usual.
 
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On-Campus Opportunities

BAIR Research Mentoring Program

We at the Berkeley AI Research Lab (BAIR) invite you to apply for the undergraduate AI research mentoring program. The program matches undergraduates studying computer science who are curious about AI with graduate student mentors. 

If you are not currently involved in undergraduate research, but are interested in participating AI research as an undergraduate in the future, or are interested in a career in this field, this can be a great way to learn more!

You may apply by filling out this form.

Please fill out the application by the end of this week! We will contact you around next week after if we are able to match you with a mentor.

AI & Facial Recognition: Policy Roundtable

Wednesday, 3/11, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
540 Cory Hall

Join us for our follow-up policy roundtable, where we'll continue to discuss and develop policy proposals surrounding the scientific ethics of balancing public safety and personal privacy when using AI and facial recognition technology. The goal of the discussion will be to develop policy ideas that can be written into a policy memo or white paper.

Please feel free to join even if you have no experience writing policy, are unfamiliar with the topic, or can't make it to the public forum! Food will be provided. Please RSVP here.
 
Industry Opportunities

Oliver Wyman Diversity Forum

Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. Join us for a day of conversation, networking and learning on Friday, April 24 in NewYork where you will connect with fellow students while participating in workshops geared toward confidence, diversity in the workplace and entering the workforce. All travel and accommodations are provided by Oliver Wyman. 

Participants will have the chance to interact with the following Employee Resource Groups: EMPOWERED – Employees of Oliver Wyman Enabling Racial and Ethnic Diversity, GLOW – Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans* (LGBT+) Colleagues and Allies, and WOW – Women of Oliver Wyman. Participants will be assigned buddies, required to participate in a virtual case workshop and interview for either the Summer 2021 internship program or the full-time Consultant Class of 2021 role. Offer locations vary across several Oliver Wyman offices (Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C.).
Internship Opportunities

Full-stack Engineer Intern at Prelude

Prelude is a process management system - combining budgeting, task management, and collaboration with a powerful workflow engine. Prelude automates the routine, so planners can focus on what they do best: craft unique experiences.

We have built an all-female technical team and are looking for an ambitious engineering intern to join us during a very exciting chapter of growth and product development. As an early engineer you will play a crucial role in the development of the product. Prelude is currently built on a no-code platform (Bubble) and you will have an opportunity to take the prototype and refactor it in code.

What we are looking for:

  • Full-stack engineer, ideally with experience working with modern web technologies (React / VueJS, etc.)
  • Experience building database-driven web applications
  • Intrinsically motivated and tenacious
  • Self-starter who LOVES to solve problems with automation and technology
  • Industry experience is a plus but not required so long as you are eager to grow

To Apply:
Please email Adriana (CEO and founder) at adriana@tryprelude.com and we can schedule a call or time to meet in person. Can’t wait to chat! To learn more about Prelude and this opportunity, visit this link.

Backend Software Engineer Intern at besora

besora is looking for a Backend Software Engineer Intern that has some experience with computer science or has taken relevant courses at EECS (CS8, CS9G, 9H, CS61B, etc) or other similar programs. If you are interested in getting hands-on experience building AI to help combat climate change, join us! If interested, please send your resume or an email of interest to amaanihamid@berkeley.edu.

More details:

  • Spring 2020 semester; 4-6 hours/week (if you can do more, great!) 
  • Design and create API services and system architecture for the product
  • Proficient in Java/Python 
  • Familiarity of web server technologies such as NGINX, Apache 
  • Interest in sustainability, climate change, data analysis, machine learning models, AI 
  • Experience in building machine learning models (nice to have but not required) 

About besora:
besora is a knowledge platform that helps solve the information gap within the climate space by aggregating solutions as they emerge. besora operates on three key principles: aggregate, validate, and communicate. By aggregating publically available climate 'solutions,' validating them through a team of experts, and communicating them to relevant users, we hope to improve the information architecture of climate change information and data, globally. 

Full-stack Developer Intern at Aila Health

We are an early stage precision medicine start-up seeking to fundamentally change the way autoimmune diseases are diagnosed and managed.

There are currently 25 million Americans living with an autoimmune disease, but don't know it yet. That's because there is no easy way to diagnose these illnesses and patients keep suffering unnecessarily. What's more is that many treatments don't work for patients even when they are diagnosed. We are looking to leverage each individual patient's personal data and lifestyle information to help them manage their condition properly and identify potential autoimmune conditions they might have based on our proprietary machine learning algorithm.

If you are interested in changing the healthcare system and having an impact on millions of patient lives and their families, please reach out - email rory@ailahealth.com.

Our ideal first full stack developer to build our native app would have an eye for customer centricity and have the following technical profile:

  • Major: Computer Science or Information Systems
  • Expertise: JavaScript [Angular and React Native]; CSS and HTML5
  • Platforms: iOS, Android, and Windows Backend development (preferred): SWIFT, MongoDB or similar
  • Unit testing (nice to have): Mocha/Jasmine  
MORE Opportunities

Rewriting the Code

Rewriting the Code is a national non profit dedicated to empowering college women in tech. We believe that through participation in a supportive, all-female tech community, college women will feel inspired and supported to rise together to become the next generation of exceptional engineers and tech leaders.

RTC membership offers:
  • Access to a private discussion forum through RTC’s Facebook Group of 4,000+  1st-4th year women in tech from 425+ schools across the US & Canada
  • Webinars with tech leaders and RTC company partners
  • 2020 Internship and Full-Time opportunities that are available now
  • Access to insights from our research efforts
  • And, there is NO COST to students

AWS Marketplace Developer Challenge: ML Powered Solutions

Goal: Create a machine learning solution using one of the curated models listed here from AWS Marketplace and at least one AWS service that is not Amazon SageMaker

Prizes: $48,000 in cash + prizes including an invitation to re:MARS 2020 | AI & ML Conference

Deadline: April 15, 2020

SunCode 2020

On April 24th and 25th, we'll be hosting SunCode, the biggest clean energy and mobility hackathon in the country.

This is a great opportunity for clean energy enthusiasts to gain experience working on some of the biggest challenges in clean energy without necessarily needing a coding background. It would be great to continue to bring more women into these collaborations. 

Association of Women in EE&CS students and friends can use the code UCB-AWE to get their ticket, including meals & drinks, for just $20.
 
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