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Does anyone here know if there exists something similar to the Grace Hopper celebration, but for EE's?

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mrs_dragon
Mar. 15th, 2011 02:34 am (UTC)
Can you fill us in on the Grace Hopper celebration? I'm not familiar with it.
ms_geekette
Mar. 15th, 2011 03:29 am (UTC)
I was assuming sairaali was meaning this:

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
http://gracehopper.org/

From the website: "The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industrial, academic and government communities. Leading researchers present their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today’s technology fields, including computer science, information technology, research and engineering.

Past Grace Hopper Celebrations have resulted in collaborative proposals, networking, mentoring, and increased visibility for the contributions of women in computing."


(had to Google it, b/c I am familiar with Grace Hopper, but not the "Celebration" part)

And if that is not what she meant, then she can just ignore my lengthy comment below yours. ;-D

gaudysalamander
Mar. 15th, 2011 01:59 pm (UTC)
Yup, that's what I meant.

I was at a fandom con last weekend and some CS women were talking about how awesome the Grace Hopper Celebration was. I looked it up and then got a tiny bit jealous that I do circuit design and not something more software-ish :)
jessiehl
Mar. 15th, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
The GHC is so great! They do explicitly include CompE as of the last couple of years, and have been adding more CompE materials to the program, so if you can make a case for being CompE, there's no reason you can't go. :) I have definitely met a number of people there who were more EE than CS.
gaudysalamander
Mar. 15th, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
Well, I have about a 75% chance of switching departments from EE to CS for ridiculous political reasons next fall :)