Yes, we’ll be there: #NCWITatGHC

Yes, we'll be there: #NCWITatGHC

We’re pleased to participate in the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing. If you’ll be there, then come see us! If you won’t be there, then please spread the word to others who are going, and follow us online to get a piece of the action.

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Where can you find NCWIT?

SWM Chair

  • Sit With Me Photo Booth, sponsored by Venmo (Career Fair Booth 134): Take a stand for women in tech by getting your photo taken in the iconic Red Chair of Sit With Me — a national advocacy campaign that provides a gathering place for all people to acknowledge the valuable contributions of women in computing.
  • NCWIT Lounge (Room 227A): Power up your device, grab some snacks, put up your feet, and connect with NCWITers. A full schedule of NCWIT Lounge events is available at Several highlights are below.
  • GHC Panels and Presentations: Find out where NCWIT staff and research will make appearances.

NCWIT Lounge Event Highlights

Wednesday, Oct. 8
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
NCWIT Affinity Group Alliance (AGA) Meet-up: Representatives from current and prospective members of NCWIT’s AGA will connect and collaborate on ways to leverage actions and ideas in support of technical women. ( Room 227A
Wednesday, Oct. 8
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
(Additional demo sessions are available through Friday. View our online schedule for details.)
EngageCSEdu Demo Session (sponsored by Google): Representatives will provide interactive demos of EngageCSEdu, a website containing a dynamic collection of high-quality, open course materials for introductory computer science courses contributed by faculty from across the country. ( Room 227A
Wednesday, Oct. 8
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
NCWIT Academic Alliance (AA) Reception (sponsored by Microsoft Research): Representatives from current and prospective members of NCWIT’s AA will gather to network and compare best practices for implementing change for their post-secondary computing programs. ( Room 227A
Thursday, Oct. 9
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
NCWIT Pacesetters Meet-up: Members of NCWIT Pacesetters (including representatives from startups, large companies, and higher education institutions) will convene to discuss innovative approaches for increasing their organization’s number of technical women at an accelerated pace. ( Room 227A

Huge thanks to Apple, Bank of America, Bloomberg, Microsoft, Palantir, Qualcomm, and Symantec for hosting additional, private events and networking opportunities.


NCWIT on GHC Panels and Presentations

Wednesday, Oct. 8
9:30 to 11:15 a.m.
NCWIT Chief Strategy and Growth Officer Ruthe Farmer will be honored with the Grace Hopper Celebration Social Impact ABIE Award. North Halls A-D
Wednesday, Oct. 8
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Male Allies Plenary Panel will feature NCWIT research on male advocacy. North Halls A-D
Wednesday, Oct. 8
7:30 to 10:00 p.m.
NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing recipients will present posters during the General Poster Session. (Psst! We’re accepting applications for the 2015 award through November 2, 2014.) North Halls 1-6
Thursday, Oct. 9
5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
“Visibility Everywhere: Building Web/Social Media Presence for Women in Computing,” moderated by Ruthe Farmer, Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, NCWIT North 120 B-C
Friday, Oct. 10
10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
“Strategically Recruiting Women into Your Undergraduate Computing Major,” facilitated by Leisa Thompson, Director of Research and Consulting, Extension Services (ES), NCWIT North 126A-C
Friday, Oct. 10
2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
“ABIE Change Agent Award Winners Panel,” featuring Ruthe Farmer, Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, NCWIT North Halls A-D


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Follow @NCWIT and #NCWITatGHC on Twitter for updates, live tweets from panels, and more. We’ll share relevant resources, like our PockIt Facts mobile app, as well as information on panels and workshops featuring NCWIT Alliance Members.

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