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PyLadies Dublin

Bias in NLP || Automating social media content w/ Python & Mako

whykay πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ (she/her)
Volunteer: Coder, tech event organiser, mentor, advocates diversity in tech | Working as Maker Advocate
・3 min read

Meetup Event Page: https://www.meetup.com/PyLadiesDublin/events/276397145/

🌈 A huge thanks to everyone who attended the event. And a big round of applause and thanks to our speakers, Alina Zhiltsova and Lais Carvalho. A special πŸ‘ to my co-hosts Lei and Mick. And to Dublin Maker for supporting PyLadies Dublin and giving us access to use their zoom account for our monthly events.

In this talk we have

  • Alina Zhiltsova talking about "Bias in NLP: using linguistics and computer science to improve AI/ML fairness"
  • Python Ireland's Lais Carvalho speaking about "Automating social media content with Python and Mako" Join us in live chat, chill with your tea/coffee and biccie.

πŸ“’ If you have any announcements or questions, you can email us at dublin@pyLadies.com

Announcements from the event can be found here: https://cryptpad.fr/pad/#/2/pad/view/yZnrwTZbQwFHx-o-IpPI3r+lfnyAtS58-xz6K53jS9A/

Talk 1 title: Bias in NLP: using linguistics and computer science to improve AI/ML fairness by Alina Zhiltsova

In this talk I will briefly talk about various types of biases in NLP and where they can be found by a regular online user. We will also discuss how these biases can be measured and mitigated, and the benefits of having skills from non-STEM domains for such task.

About Alina Zhiltsova

NLP Data Scientist with 5+ years of background in linguistics. Teaching how languages work both to people and to the algorithms.
πŸ‘‰ https://t.me/alinazhiltsova

Talk 2 Title: Automating social media content with Python and Mako by Lais Carvalho

As someone who works a lot with communities, I have more Twitter accounts than I can count. Add the weekly events, blog posts, and emails we have to deal with - I call it "the Copy & Paste ritual" and any sort of effective management can get close to impossible.
With that in mind, I've decided to write a script to generate all social media content for weekly events I have been running for one community.
The project consists of a folder with templates, and a script. Running the script generates all the content to be posted on the weekly social media channels and I regained my rights to have a movie night on Sunday evenings!

About Lais Carvalho

Lais Carvalho is an excited Developer Advocate and an adventurous Python enthusiast. With a background in Engineering, Lais moved to Dublin (Ireland) 6 years ago from Brazil and is about to graduate in IT. Lais loves yoga, chocolates and chatbots.
πŸ‘‰ https://github.com/laisbsc/automaton_social_content/

❀️ A BIG THANK YOU

I'd like to thank all those who have been attending and watching our videos, we appreciate your support as it took a lot of work to set it up, if you are curious, you can read Vicky's post about it: https://dev.to/pyladiesdub/live-streaming-from-zoom-meet-via-obs-to-youtube-2l3h - any feedback would be helpful to make this process smoother and easier to manage. πŸ₯°

πŸ•° Running order
18:30 - 18:35 Event Starts / Settle down with cup of tea/coffee
18:35 - 18:45 Welcome & Announcements by Vicky
18:45 - 19:10 Bias in NLP: using linguistics and computer science to improve AI/ML fairness by Alina Zhiltsova
19:10 - 19:25 Automating social media content with Python and Mako by Lais Carvalho
19:25 - 19:30 Anything else to wrap up with from anyone in audience?
19:30 Event ends

πŸ“’ CALL FOR SPEAKERS for 2021

Interested in speaking at our upcoming meetups, please submit talk details to: https://pyladiesdublin.typeform.com/to/VvW3iME6

If you have referrals of speakers you want us to invite, let us know also, being a virtual event helps close the boundaries of inviting speakers further afield than Ireland. 😊

QUESTIONS

βœ‰οΈ Email dublin@pyladies.com.

πŸ€” FAQ

Q. I'm not female, is it ok for me to attend?
A. Yes, PyLadies Dublin events are open to everyone at all levels.

Q. What do you do at PyLadies Dublin Meetups?
A. We have short (or long talks), demos, folks working on their own projects, ask questions on Python-related topics, work on projects together or generally chit-chat and meet like-minded people.

Q. Do you have a Code of Conduct?
A. Yes, you can find it at dublin.pyladies.com

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