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Data, decision making, and being human

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PyData Carolinas 2016 keynote with an emphasis on mentoring and inclusion

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Data, decision making, and being human

  1. 1. PyData Carolinas September 15, 2016 Data, decision making, and being human Carol Willing @willingcarol
  2. 2. @willingcarol Welcome 2 Qualitative data visualized.
  3. 3. @willingcarol Let’s begin • Introduction to mentoring (illustrated) • A story • Why mentoring matters • How to mentor • A question 3
  4. 4. @willingcarol – Margaret Daniels Tyler “Encourage others to imagine the possible.” 4
  5. 5. @willingcarol “Someday, each of you will fly.” 5
  6. 6. @willingcarol “Impossible. According to my calculations... d = (g×t²)/2 In 2 seconds, I will drop over 19 meters. Splat.” 6
  7. 7. @willingcarol “Look at Lorena Barba’s notebook on aerodynamics. You can fly!” 7
  8. 8. @willingcarol Life changing 8
  9. 9. @willingcarol Transform 9
  10. 10. @willingcarol – Margaret Daniels Tyler “Encourage others to imagine the possible.” 10
  11. 11. @willingcarol11 The story begins...
  12. 12. @willingcarol12 1977
  13. 13. @willingcarol13 1983
  14. 14. @willingcarol data points 14
  15. 15. @willingcarol expected outcome from data • Graduate with honors • Pursue a PhD in Electrical Engineering • Excel in digital communications research 15
  16. 16. @willingcarol Why am I... 16
  17. 17. @willingcarol my data: four words 17 Broken. Isolated. Stupid. Failure.
  18. 18. @willingcarol Competent connected successful intact 18
  19. 19. @willingcarol broken isolated stupid 19 FAILURE
  20. 20. @willingcarol Another data set privilege perfection panic PTS(“delete the D”) 20
  21. 21. @willingcarol MDT and MIT 21
  22. 22. @willingcarol Why do you want to get a PhD in EE? 22
  23. 23. @willingcarol What would you like to learn and create? 23
  24. 24. @willingcarol Why? Education opens doors. 24
  25. 25. @willingcarol Coached Questioned Encouraged 25
  26. 26. @willingcarol It is possible. 26
  27. 27. @willingcarol Dear Margaret, Thank you. 27
  28. 28. @willingcarol28 Why mentoring matters
  29. 29. @willingcarol Great leaders encourage future leaders 29
  30. 30. @willingcarol Impact of Mentoring 30
  31. 31. @willingcarol31
  32. 32. @willingcarol Inclusive communities 32
  33. 33. @willingcarol33
  34. 34. @willingcarol Real world problems Collaboration government official economist biologist statistician doctor 34
  35. 35. @willingcarol We need inclusive problem solving 35
  36. 36. @willingcarol How to mentor 36
  37. 37. @willingcarol37 “Be a slacker.” SLQAR
  38. 38. @willingcarol Show up 38
  39. 39. @willingcarol Listen 39
  40. 40. @willingcarol Question 40
  41. 41. @willingcarol Act 41
  42. 42. @willingcarol Recharge 42
  43. 43. @willingcarol Be a “SLQAR” show up listen question act recharge 43
  44. 44. @willingcarol What will you do to 44 “Encourage others to imagine the possible” ?
  45. 45. @willingcarol Thank you 45
  46. 46. @willingcarol Attributions • Breakout game image - Wikimedia • PyCon PH images - PyCon PH photographer • Photos and drawings - Carol Willing 46
  47. 47. @willingcarol More about Margaret Daniels Tyler 47 [source: Technology and the Dream: Reflections on the Black Experience at MIT, 1941-1999 By Clarence G. Williams] [http://edvancefoundation.org/news/edvance-foundation- calls-for-creation-of-a-national-college-transfer- partnership-as-a-path-to-enhance-american-higher- education/]

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