CONNECT at Grace Hopper

Looking for a fun way to improve and expand your personal and career networks?  If you’re planning to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, October 1-4 in Keystone, Colorado, then make sure to sign up for CONNECT.  This is an innovative new system that allows you to set networking goals, receive help to ensure you meet your goals, and learn the latest networking tips.  The best part about CONNECT – it’s free! Here’s how it works:
Register at  Enter your information, whom you would like to meet while at the conference, and any difficulties you have networking with others.
When you pick up your Grace Hopper conference badge, it will have a bar code on it.  Throughout the conference, when you meet someone with whom you want to exchange contact information, you will be able to scan each other’s badges using a CONNECT SCANNER.
All CONNECT attendees will wear a colored badge corresponding to their respective work area (e.g., Assistant Professor or Software Engineer).  These colored badges will help you make connections with others like you at the GHC conference.
Each night you will receive updates on the status of your networking goals, based on whom you have met.  These emails will include a summary of the types of people you have met so far and suggestions on the types of people you should try to meet the next day.
Networking tips tailored to your needs will also be sent via email to help you improve your connections with others at the conference.
At the end of the conference, you will receive contact information for the other attendees with whom you connected.  In addition, you will receive tips on maintaining the connections you made.
With CONNECT, you will develop your networking skills, gain valuable career contacts, and make important connections with those in your field — whether they are peers, mentors, mentees, or role models.  Register for CONNECT today and take a step towards improving yourself and creating long-lasting relationships with others in the computing industry! 
The CONNECT project is supported by the National Science Foundation (under #CNS-0738102) and ACM’s Committee on Women in Computing (ACM-W). Any opinions, findings and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation nor the Association of Computing Machinery.
For more details on CONNECT, please contact Tracy Camp at tcamp (AT) mines (DOT) edu.

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