The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a series of conferences, dating back to 1994, designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. This year’s conference – the 13th – was held in Minneapolis, MN, with an estimated 4,000 attendees.
UW’s strong commitment to diversity is reflected in our perennial position among the best-represented schools at the Hopper conference, regardless of location. This year was no exception. UW participants were a mix of graduate students, undergraduate students, faculty, and staff members – the vast majority from CSE, but also with participation from EE and HCDE. HCDE professor (and CSE adjunct professor) Cecelia Aragon participated in a panel discussion about building leadership skills. CSE presenters include graduate students Shiri Azenkot and Kyle Rector, undergraduate alum Kristine Delossantos (now at WhitePages), and graduate student Nicki Dell, who led a project for Saturday’s Open Source Day. In the “friends and family” department, Fiona Condon – daughter of UW CSE Ph.D. alum (and UBC department head) Anne Condon and UW CSE technical staff member (and CSE Masters alum) Scott Rose – chaired a panel; Fiona is a Brown alum now crafting code at Etsy.
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