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Momentum in the Milky Way

Momentum in the Milky Way! There were many notable events last week that featured tech, entrepreneurship and networking. Several of which were in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I was able to attend the “Hack the Dream” event Hosted by i.c.Stars. and had an amazing time! Hack the Dream was an incredible event that aimed to highlight the […]

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Tech-Hub for The Milky Way

Jet Constellations is a local startup that functions to promote STEM education in Milwaukee, consult tech oriented startups, and build a nurturing ecosystem of techies and entrepreneurs . Jet Constellations’ Milky Way initiative works to transform Milwaukee into a tech hub that represents the city’s diverse population through community workshops, panels, talks, hackathons and design thinking sessions.  It is evident diversity in […]

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DeepVariant: Genomics Meet Deep Learning

Yesterday I attended a talk on deep learning and genomics by Pi-Chauan Chang, a software engineer at Google.  Pi-Chauan gave a high level overview of deep learning and how her team formulates a problem in genomics to successfully apply deep learning techniques. She also discussed DeepVariant – a software built by Google to enable community efforts to progress genomic sequencing. […]

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Grace Hopper PitcHer Contest -2018

Yesterday I attended Grace Hopper’s inaugural PitcHer contest.  The goal of this pitch competition is to support, encourage, and provide new funding opportunities to women entrepreneurs. The top ten finalist competed for a grand total of $65,000.  I was elated to find that the first place prize went to my personal favorite, Shakeia Kegler.  Her business idea accompanied by her amazing stage […]

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Grace Hopper 2018 – Training generative adversarial networks: A challenge?

Today I had the pleasure of attending a very interesting workshop on generative adversarial networks. The goal of the workshop was to teach attendees about deep learning and Generative Adversarial Networks (GANS).  In the lab we used PyTorch, an open source deep learning framework, used to demonstrate and explore this type of neural network architecture. The lab was comprised of […]

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Don’t Just Consume Technology.. Produce it.

Its important to not only be consumers of technology but producers as well. “A new study released Friday sheds light on this issue. The State of Black America 2018, a report published annually by the National Urban League, compares how black and white people fare in a number of areas, including housing, economics, education, social justice, and civic engagement. This […]

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30 and Under

Silicon Valley is home to some of the hottest venture capital firms worldwide. In the valley, the stakes are high. To be a successful investor, you need a keen business sense and attention to detail, a forward-thinking outlook, and a strategic eye for investment. 135 more words via 30 AND UNDER: Rising stars in Silicon Valley tech who find hot startup deals and manage millions of dollars — Tech Insider