Come join the women of Instrumental on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 for an evening of food, drinks, networking, and discussion for a Girl Geek X Dinner at StartX in Palo Alto! The theme is “Sexy Problems in Unsexy Industries: Manufacturing Edition”.
Manufacturing is not only for hardware engineers – there’s a lot of opportunity in this space for people with all sorts of backgrounds! Instrumental girl geeks will discuss the challenges of creating a market in a giant space without incumbents, building a machine learning dataset from zero, and getting all of the pieces to work together. Join the women of Instrumental at StartX Palo Alto to learn more about this unseen world that affects our lives every day.
“Intro to Instrumental” with Anna-Katrina Shedletsky
Quick intro to founder and CEO Anna-Katrina. Quick overview of Instrumental and manufacturing. Addressing key technical problems – solving for: hardware, software, business development, marketing.
“Starting from Scratch” with Simon Kozlov & Stella Mashkevitch
Most of the time, performance of the machine learning models is limited by the quality of the data that’s fed to them. This talk is about creating high-quality datasets in a startup environment. We will talk about possible ways to get the data you need and to make it high-quality, which includes experts providing labels and judgment. The problem with acquiring the data is that a lot of interesting datasets are not public and can’t be bought. The problems with experts are that they’re very hard to find and never agree with each other. We’ll cover several ideas and practices that help with both.
“Product and Business Challenges in Unsexy Industries” with Shilpi Kumar
“Go To Market in Unsexy industries” with Perry Coneybeer