Systers @ GHC 2014

Below is a schedule for Systers activities and panels where Systers are speaking at GHC2014. 


Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Internships, Student Opportunities Lab, Jennifer Schilling

Time: 12:30pm - 4:30pm Location: North Hall E


Anita Borg's Vision: A Global Community of Women Leaders

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm     Location: North 100 Level 120 A 


Poster Session: The Mid-Career Donut Hole, Nadyne Richmond (@nadyne)

Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm    Location: North Halls 1-6 


Community Booths

Time: 4:30pm – 10:00pm     Location: ABI Community Pavilion


Open Source Day

Time: 12:30pm – 6:30pm     Location: South 100 Level Room TBA


Thursday, October 9, 2014


Deploying Your Application on Public Cloud, Iccha Sethi Noon

Time: 10:15 - 11:15am     Location: North 126 A-C


Designing for the Health Ecologies of Pregnancy, Tamara Peyton

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm     Location: North 126 A-C


Take Chare of your Career Presentations:  Imposter Syndrome, Neha Betra (@nerdneha)

Time: 3:30-4:30pm     Location: North 120 B-C


Community Booths

Time: 10:00am – 5:30pm     Location: ABI Community Pavilion



Friday, October 10, 2014


ScrumMaster: Successful Practices, Ellen Kilbourne Noon

Time: 10:15am - 11:15am     Location: North 120 A


Community Booths

Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm     Location: ABI Community Pavilion


Stay Connected Track Sessions

Remembering Anita Borg Documentary

Time: 10:15am – 11:15am     Location:  North 229 A-B


Systers Creating Change EVERYWHERE Through Community and Technology Initiatives

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm     Location: North 229 A-B

Abstract: In the spirit of Anita Borg and Grace Hopper, Systers have several initiatives they are involved in to help women everywhere to create social positive change in their communities. Through community leadership, small micro-financing awards, development mentoring and storytelling, Systers representing Systers Advisory Council, Pass-It-On Awards committee, Best of Systers Blog editorial team and Systers Google Summer of Code mentoring program discuss their programs and how you can get involved. 

Nadyne Richmond (moderator co-chair SAC), Neetu Jain (co-chair SAC), Kayra Hopkins (PIO chair), Ayori Selassie (Best of Systers), and Nicki Hutchens (Systers GSoC org admin)


Systers Lunch sponsored by Facebook

Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm     Location: West 300 Level 301 D


Showcasing ABI Systers Everywhere: Building Strong Globally Connected Communities to Empower Every Woman in Computing EVERYWHERE

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm     Location: West 300 Level 301 D

Abstract: ABI Systers Communities share their experiences, challenges and successes of building a strong globally-connected community. Panelists from different ABI communities (Arab Women in Computing, Black Women in Computing, Latinas in Computing, LGBT in Computing, and Turkish Women in Computing) address the opportunities for global women in computing, what worked and did not work for them. They provide insight on how to join an ABI community, create a new one, and also share resources on how to support and retain women in IT everywhere.

Julie Mariga (moderator LGBT), Mirkeya Capellan (Latinas), Danielle Cummings (BWiC), Sana Odeh (ArabWiC), and Umit Yalcinalp (TurkishWiC)

Location: North 229 A-B


Expanding Reach for African and Asian Systers and Women in Computing EVERYWHERE

Time: 5:15pm - 6:15pm     Location: North 229 A-B

Abstract: Newly formed ABI Communities, African Women in Computing (WiC), a sub-community of Black Women in Computing and Asian Women in Computing with 3 sub-communities, ChineseWiC, Filipinas in Computing and IndianWiC, share why they started their communities, the challenges their specific groups face and their plans and initiatives to recruit and retain women into IT fields.  Recognizing, women in their groups are living and working around the world, panelists from each of these communities discuss their initiatives to help other African and Asian women everywhere. 

Rose Robinson (Her Systers Keeper moderator), Jean Njoroge (AfricanWiC), Qiao Lin Mao (ChineseWiC), Elizabeth Bautista (FilipinasIC), Roshni Chandrashekhar (IndianWiC)


ABI Communities Meetup

Time: 6:15pm – 7:30pm        Location: West 301 D

Abstract: Hangout with our community members, network with fabulous Syster and hear from Entrepreneurs on how their community is helping women in startups, Student ResearcHers in research interests, Peace Corps representative partnering with Systers on open source projects, Systers GSoC student about her experience this summer, and a PIO award recipient on how she used her award funds to impact her community.

Marilyn Wulfekuhler (Entrepreneurs), Kate Isaacs (Student ResearcHers), Sheila Campbell or Matthew McAllister (Peace Corps), Linda Kamau (PIO Recipient), Valerie Bubb Fenwick (GHC Community) and Gail Carmichael (Anita’s Quilt), Suzanne Mello-Stark (GSoC Mentor)