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Call for Participation is Open for the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

 Iconic Gathering of Women in Tech Now Accepting Submissions for Technical and Professional Sessions

PALO ALTO, CA, — January 23, 2015 – The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computer science and engineering, today announced the Call for Participation for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2015 (GHC), set to take place October 14-16, 2015 in Houston, Texas.

The Anita Borg Institute is looking for technical and professional sessions to fill three main conference tracks:

  • Technology – Sessions from experts in cutting edge fields such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Gaming, Computer Graphics and Animations, Human Computer Interaction, Security and Privacy, Software Engineering, the Internet of Things and Wearables, and Open Source Technology.
  • Productization – Sessions on the many crucial functions in the product lifecycle, beyond software development, that are required for successful execution.
  • Organizational Change and Inclusion – Sessions on tracking organizational workforce data, cultivating productive and diverse teams, creating a company culture of inclusion, and many more topics.

“In 2014, we witnessed a major turning point in awareness of the diversity in technology issue and we expect to see that continue in 2015,” said Telle Whitney, president and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute. “This important annual Celebration is the destination for women technologists and the organizations who employ them to come together for honest discussion about diversity in the technology workforce. It is the must-attend event for women technologists at various phases of their technology careers to connect with, inspire, and guide one another.”

To submit proposals for the Grace Hopper Celebration 2015 in one of these and many other tracks, visit www.gracehopper.org. The deadline for submissions is March 20, 2015.

About The Grace Hopper Celebration

The Grace Hopper Celebration is the largest gathering of women technologists in the world, featuring technical and professional sessions for a varied international audience, from students to CEOs, and professors to government officials.

GHC 2014 attracted the largest group of attendees in the event’s 20-year history. Nearly 8,000 attendees converged on the Phoenix Convention Center, representing 65 countries, from academia, industry, and government. 600 speakers provided over 180 hours of career guidance, research insight, and organizational perspectives. The conference’s career fair hosted booths for over 300 companies and academic institutions, offering women technologists the opportunity to submit their resume’s and schedule interviews before the conference.

 

For sponsorship opportunities, visit http://gracehopper.org/become-a-sponsor/.

 

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a program of the Anita Borg Institute and is co-presented with the Association for Computing Machinery. For more information, go to www.gracehopper.org.

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About the Anita Borg Institute (ABI)

The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) connects, inspires, and guides women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Founded in 1997 by computer scientist Anita Borg, our reach extends to more than 65 countries. We believe technology innovation powers the global economy, and that women are crucial to building technology the world needs. As a social enterprise, we recognize women making positive contributions, and advise organizations on how to improve performance by building more inclusive teams. ABI partners include: Cisco, Google, HP, Microsoft, Thomson Reuters, Amazon, CA Technologies, Dell, eBay, Facebook, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Lockheed Martin, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, SAP, Symantec, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Broadcom, EMC, Neustar, Raytheon, Salesforce.com, VentureLoop, Xerox, and Yahoo! The Anita Borg Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. For more information, visit anitaborg.org

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