February 19, 2020 ACM Chicago meeting on Data Science Pioneers hosted by Loyola University at 6:30 PM

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ACM Chicago

Feb 11, 2020, 1:15:14 PM2/11/20
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Dear ACM Chicago member,

We will have our first meeting of 2020, please see below.

A joint Chicago Chapter ACM / Loyola University Computer Science Department / IEEE presentation

Documentary movie screening:

Data Science Pioneers - Conquering The Next Frontier 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

5:30 pm Doors open

6:30 pm Screening starts

Loyola University Lake Shore Campus

Crown Center Auditorium

1001-25 W Loyola Ave, Chicago, IL 60626

Main entrance is "around the back" if approaching from Loyola Ave.

Admission: Free, General Admission, open to the public


In DATA SCIENCE PIONEERS, real data scientists contextualize the role and why they love it while exploring the concerns and challenges to come. DATA SCIENCE PIONEERS is proof that data scientists aren’t just data-crazy mathematicians that happen to work in a cutting-edge field; they enjoy their work and want to take on difficult ethical questions, too. They want to make a difference.

Even though the name is new, the role has a long lineage in statistics and information sciences. And while the challenges data scientists now face occur on an unprecedented scale today, they stand on the shoulders of technical and ethical quandaries that came before (after all, the question of self-driving cars is the trolley problem made real).

For the non-data scientist, DATA SCIENCE PIONEERS is still a critical piece of the puzzle that is the future of AI - it’s about getting to know the people that are building systems that affect everyone’s day-to-day lives. Accepting AI as an inevitability is complex and might start with data scientists themselves, but it’s a fundamental change that will affect all and that cannot happen in isolation. DATA SCIENCE PIONEERS brings the story that will fuel discussions about not only how to construct a solid foundation for AI, but also a supportive community of those responsible for building it.

Come and join us - Cut through the hype and see what it really means to be a data scientist!

Runtime: 61m.  Language: English (and with English subtitles)  Website of the documentary: https://www.datascience.movie/



Travel information

Loyola's web page about transportation:  https://www.luc.edu/campustransportation/generalinformation/visitorsandguests/

The Crown Center Auditorium is at the east end of Loyola Avenue. Just before getting to the building, turn south down the driveway along the west side of the building. The main entrance is on the south side of the building, not directly on Loyola Ave.

There will likely not be street parking in this area, you may use one of the two Loyola parking lots, cost is $7.

Public transportation: The Loyola Red Line CTA L stop is right on Loyola Ave, and several buses serve the area.

Please use this eventbrite page to let us know you are coming:


or send an e-mail to gr...@neumarke.net

Hope to see you there!


ACM Chicago

ACM Chicago

Feb 13, 2020, 11:18:58 AM2/13/20
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Dear ACM Chicago member,

If anybody would like to represent your employer at Loyola's STEM Career & Internship Fair the same day (Wednesday, Feb 19) as the data science documentary, there might still be time to arrange that.

The fair is just before the film from 3 to 6 pm in a nearby building), Please follow up by looking here:

This is separate from the meetup, so we are not responsible for that event.

If you haven't already signed up for the screening, please do so at:

Many thanks.

ACM Chicago 

ACM Chicago

Feb 17, 2020, 11:20:36 AM2/17/20
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Hi all,

Happy President's Day! Just a kind reminder of our first ACM Chicago meeting this Wednesday, February 19 at Crown Center Auditorium on the Loyola University Lakeshore Campus.  

If you are still interested in coming, please RSVP here:

Many thanks.


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