Anita Borg and Telle Whitney founded the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing
convening thousands of women in computing.
A sister conference of GHC, the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity of Computing
boasting 51% men and 49% women attendees in 2014 from all races, ethnic backgrounds and religion.
With so many Systers as Pythonistas, PyCon is a favorite of the community. PyCon 2015
to be held in Montreal.
10 Tips for GHC Newcomers
1. Design your perfect GHC experience – you have all the building blocks to Get Inspired, Gain Expertise, Get Connected and Have Fun!
2. Have a 30 second elevator pitch ready – you never know who you’ll meet.
3. Looking for a job? Read the Career Fair Guide in advance.
4. Have snacks and keep a refillable water bottle on hand.
5. Be sure to visit the Plenary Hall and see some of GHC 2014′s best speakers.
6. Allow enough travel time between sessions.
7. Partner with friends or colleagues to cover sessions happening at the same time. Try something new or unfamiliar.
8. Meet at least 3 new people.
9. Get some face-to-face guidance at the Systers Buddy Lunch on Friday.
10. Don’t miss the parties!