Co-founded by Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle Whitney in 1994 and inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, the Institute’s Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) Of Women In Computing Conference is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. It is the largest technical conference for women in computing and results in collaborative proposals, networking and mentoring for junior women and increased visibility for the contributions of women in computing. Conference presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industry, academia and government. Top researchers present their work while special sessions focus on the role of women in today’s technology fields.
This conference offers a wide range of sessions, tracks, workshops and keynote speakers. Come check it out This year theme: Are we there yet?” at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland October 3-6, 2012.
For a start check out this cool keynotes, sessions and workshops:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012 | Session 5: Time: 3:15 –4:15 EST Location: BCC:327-329 How to Optimize Your Job Search
Moderator: Carolyn Strobel (Anita Borg Institute) | Panelists: Dawn Carter (NetApp Inc), Stephenie Harp (CA Technologies), Ivo Lukas (Girls in Tech & 24Notion), Kendra Arimoto (Facebook)
Abstract: Whether you are looking for your first job or thinking about a career change, come to this session to learn how to optimize your search. This group of recruiters and hiring managers will discuss the activities involved in a job hunt including: how to engage your network in your job search; searching for jobs online, and what to do when you attend a job fair. The panel will also discuss what they are looking for when they meet a potential candidate.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4TH | 11:30 AM – 3:15 PM EST | Twitter: #ghc12 #TEL Technology Entrepreneurs Lab
Women entrepreneurs have taken a virtualization company public, invented the ZipCar, built cleantech solutions, and released smartphone apps. What is your big idea? What will the Lab deliver? The Tech Entrepreneurs Lab @ GHC is designed to get you and your big idea to the next level.
TECH ENTREPRENEUR LAB ACTIVITIES:
Abstract:This session will highlight the different personal journeys that our guests underwent to become technology entrepreneurs.
Abstract:This session will offer the opportunity to talk with mentors over lunch casually and candidly, including Entrepreneur Attorneys, Venture Capitalists, Successful Entrepreneurs
Abstract: This hands-on workshop will allow you to experience the “Ideation”, “Pitch” or “Networking” phase