The Grace Hopper Conference: A Celebration of Women in Computing

The Grace Hopper Conference: A Celebration of Women in Computing

“Diversity drives innovation – when we limit who can contribute, we in turn limit what problems we can solve.” ~ Telle Whitney, President & CEO of Anita Borg Institute
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Grace Hopper Conference 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 9:00am

On October 8th, 7500 women and 500 men came together in Phoenix, Arizona for a three day celebration. The Grace Hopper Conference (GHC) presented by the Anita Borg Institute in partnership with the Association of Computing Machinery, is the largest gathering of women technologists in the world and is dedicated to celebrating women in computing. The three day conference is designed to empower women technologists by providing a platform to showcase women in technology featuring inspiring presentations from industry leaders and professional development activities. This year marked an incredible year for the GHC with double the number of attendees from last year and over 67 countries represented.

The impressive cast of speakers included Arati Prabhakar, Director of US Defense Research, Megan Smith, US Chief Technology Officer, and Shafi Goldwasser, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, just to name a few. Presentations spanned from the latest technological innovations, such as the use of robotic technology in the armed forces and cryptography in cloud computing, all the way to the classic cybersecurity issue of selecting secure passwords.

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