Lexington, MASS. — The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2000 conference, to be held September 14-16 in Hyannis, Mass. will be offering many exciting speakers and workshops, including keynotes Dr. Rita Colwell, Director of the National Science Foundation and Ellen Hancock, CEO of Exodus Corporation.
Conference workshop topics include Global Positioning Systems, AI-Speech, IT Security, Online Privacy, Benevolent Agents, and e-Commerce. Women attending the conference will also take part in workshops exploring the experiences of women in computing and discuss new ideas for promoting success for women in computing-related disciplines.
“Thanks to the support of technology companies, the Grace Hopper Celebration is able to make a continuing effort to accelerate the advancement of women in computer science,” said Dr. Telle Whitney, General Chair, Grace Hopper Celebration. “The celebration is designed to acknowledge the accomplishments of women in computing while also serving as a training and networking opportunity. The conference is especially committed to including the next generation of women in its programs. With our strong corporate support we are able to offer 160 young women scholarships to attend the celebration to learn about opportunities, discuss new ideas, and meet role models within our field.”
Sponsors and supporters of the Grace Hopper Celebration include AT&T, Cisco, Compaq Computer Corp., Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Segue Software, the Office of Naval Research, Usenix, Verizon, and Sun Microsystems.
Representatives of such companies and organizations as AT&T Labs, Brandeis University, Columbia University, GTE, the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories, Motorola Labs, Purdue University and the University of Chicago will present technical papers. Sessions on topics including mentoring, women in research and IT for women in developing countries will be led by women from organizations such as Argonne National Laboratory, Informix Corp., the San Diego Supercomputing Center, Segue Software, Sun Microsystems and the University of Illinois.
Additional information about the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is available at http://www.sdsc.edu/hopper .