Professional + Personal Development Resources

Professional + Personal Development

How to Stop Intellectualizing Our Feelings so Much and Actually Feel Them

Intellectualization is a defense mechanism or coping strategy that can be useful for getting us through brief challenging moments but can have adverse effects in the long run. Well + Good shares with us how to stop over-intellectualizing and actually heal.
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What You Need to Know about Black People, Disability, & Accessibility

About one fifth (20%) of the global population lives with disabilities.​ According to the 2017 American Community Survey, 13.6 percent of Black and African Americans have a disability. Further, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is almost double of other people, and the people with disabilities who are employed...
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Addressing Tech’s Shortcomings in Creating Equity for Black People

Many consider technology to be the “great equalizer”, but it’s evident that Black people are not benefiting at the same rates as others. This session will discuss how the forces that limit Black people’s ability to navigate the physical also prevent us from exerting agency via the digital. Together, we’ll...
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How to Combat Bias in Data and Machine Learning Models

In this talk, Ayodele Odubela covers how to see the bias in your data and machine learning models. By giving examples from recent research on biased facial recognition systems as well as cutting edge explainability algorithms, attendees can expect clarification on what bias means in machine learning.
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