Events: Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Grace Hopper Celebration 2009

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing will be September 30 – October 3, 2209. Registration closes on September 25. Here’s what it’s about:

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industrial, academic and government communities. Leading researchers present their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today’s technology fields, including computer science, information technology, research and engineering.

Past Grace Hopper Celebrations have resulted in collaborative proposals, networking, mentoring, and increased visibility for the contributions of women in computing.

There’s a full schedule, including a robotics workshop, which sounds like fun. Free onsite daycare and other women friendly features make this a great conference to attend. Men, of course, can celebrate women in computing, too.

4 thoughts on “Events: Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing”

  1. Don’t forget Ada Lovelace!

    When I first worked with computers 50 years ago, in the UK, women dominated the field. With all the lucrative jobs in science going to men, what else to do with a math degree?

    Sadly, men took over when they discovered the computer field, too, paid well… I hope the conference tells some of the long history of women’s significant contributions to the field.

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