Date(s) - 02/27/2020
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for an upcoming workshop, “Non-ableist Data Science Workshop: Exploring Data Science and Inclusion” which will be held on Thursday, February 27th, from 9:30 – 11:30 AM at the Zillow Commons at the Bill and Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering.

Data science is increasingly important in producing knowledge and technologies that impact us daily. How we analyze data, design analysis tools, deploy algorithmic systems, and publish data-driven conclusions matters to real lives. When data science ignores variations and disparities in the human experience, it can bias decision-making and outcomes that negatively affect people with disabilities.In this hands-on workshop, we adopt an equity lens to ask how data scientists can confront ableism, which is systemic bias that privileges people with “typical” abilities. Our breakout teams will be guided through the following activities: (1) explore data science as a practice that includes planning, building, and deploying; (2) identify patterns of ability-based bias in data science; (3) analyze particular cases of ableism in data science; and (4) develop tools that can guide data science practitioners in avoiding the most common ableist pitfalls.

This event is being held in conjunction with the annual Ben Taskar Memorial Distinguished Lecture. It is co-sponsored by the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology, the Data Science Studies Special Interest Group, the eScience Institute and the Paul G. Allen School or Computer Science & Engineering.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All are welcome to attend. We hope for a mix of participants from various stakeholder groups with a vested interest in the topics at hand, including people with disabilities, caretakers, data science practitioners and advocates.

Attendees must register in advance. Please click here to register for this event.
Light refreshments will be provided.