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2017 Paul G. Allen School “Women in Computing” reception

Lisa and Charles Simonyi flank Pascale Wallace Patterson, recipient of the inaugural Lisa Simonyi Prize

Each fall we host a reception to celebrate the women of the Paul G. Allen School and of our region’s technology sector, to provide an opportunity for them to interact with one another, and to give a rousing sendoff to the Allen School women who we and our industry partners will be sending to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (a group of 40 this year!).

In addition, 2017 marked the awarding of the inaugural Lisa Simonyi Prize, which annually will recognize a student who exemplifies our commitment to excellence, to leadership, and to inclusiveness. Congratulations to Pascale Wallace Patterson, the extraordinary recipient!

And thanks to Jennifer Mankoff for a terrific research overview!

Attendees hear from Prof. Jennifer Mankoff about her research in accessibility

Ed Lazowska’s poster from the first Hopper Conference