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Women in Data Science

WiDS Orlando is an independent event that is organized by the University of Central Florida as part of the annual WiDS Worldwide conference organized by Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work in the field of data science. All genders are invited to attend all WiDS Worldwide conference events.

Data Enthusiasts Listen Up!


Join us for the eighth annual Big Data Analytics Symposium hosted by the UCF Statistics and Data Science Department. The day-long series of speakers and networking opportunities connects students to industry professionals to explore the practical applications of big data and data analytics in the modern market place.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

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2021 Virtual AGENDA

  • 9:00 a.m. – Early Morning Employer Info Sessions
  • 10:00 a.m. – Event Kickoff and Speaker Zachary Merritt ’17MS, Advanced Analyst at Electronic Arts (EA)
  • 11:00 – ‘Hot Topics’ in Data Science Panel Discussion
    Hosted by the UCF Data Science Advisory Board
  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. –  OUC/UCF Meter Data Science Competition
    Hosted by OUC, Meter Data Science Competition winners announced
  • 1:00 p.m. – Alumni Panel
    Learn how UCF alumni transitioned into successful big data careers using bachelors and master’s degrees
  • 2:00 p.m. – Selected Speaker from WiDS
  • 3:00 p.m. – Employer Networking
    Talk to local companies regarding internships and career paths, and find out about graduate program opportunities in big data

Who attends?

The Symposium serves as a platform for exploring the application of the concepts that students are actively learning in their degree programs and how the knowledge learned applies in different real-world applications. All interested students, alumni and community members are invited to register and attend.

Why attend?

This year we are going virtual. Register to attend throughout the day to hear from local executives, alumni in the field, and student peers presenting on topics including data analytics, machine learning, and block chain. Learn from local big data experts how topics learned in class translate into the work being done in businesses.

Get your questions answered during live Q & A sessions. How do you find results in the data? What functions in a company does as a data scientist do? How can you best relay those results to clients?

Connect in virtual breakouts and listen to panels with alumni and employers in the field. What skills are employers looking for in the field?  Should I get my Masters and Ph.D. in the field?

Cost: Free; RSVP Required

Virtual Open House Format: Attendees are encouraged to come and go throughout the day as their schedule and interests allows. Return to this page for a full speaker schedule to be announced in February!

Employer Virtual Tables: Local employers will be virtually present to answer questions, discuss internships, and share about full-time roles. The Symposium concludes with a designated “meet-and-greet” networking session for students to connect with company representatives to learn about specific career paths within each company.

Special Thanks To Our 2021 Sponsors:

Pegasus Luncheon Sponsor

OUC Logo

Gold Sponsor

Intego Logo - Table Sponsor

Black Sponsor

Playfair Data - Event Sponsor

Table/Breakout Room Sponsors

Contact Kathryn Matta to learn more about sponsorship and scholarship opportunities for the 2021 Big Data Analytics Symposium.