I am a graduate student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I am enthusiastically looking forward for Oct 1st - Oct 4th.
The first few things that I did after receiving the GHC scholarship were:
- pinched myself to make sure that I was not day-dreaming,
- checked the application status online to make sure it wasn’t a case of application mix-up,
- tried to accept the award ASAP and filled out whatever online forms were required, and then,
- I took a deep breath, thanked the GHC Scholarship committee and marveled at the thought that I will be getting to meet tech-savvy women from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
I have already signed up for the “CONNECT”, created a Facebook account, and have expressed my interest to attend the networking session with the CTOs. I plan to register for the “Resume Clinic” to get the expert advice to spruce up my resume.
I love to hear the keynote speeches and therefore would make sure to be at the right place and at the right time. I am looking forward to the networking session with Jo Miller. The talks on “Transforming Yourself into a Technical Leader” and “Organizations Building a Better World: ABI, ACM-W, CRA-W and NCWIT” are something I can’t miss to attend while I am at GHC.
I am also excited about attending the SRC Competition to have a peek at the creativity of all the beautiful minds that worked hard to make the competition a challenging one. I feel that watching posters is in a way like window-shopping: You go around, have a look at all you can, and then come back to the one that interested you the most.
I need to take a look at the conference schedule once again and would mark and plan for the events I want to attend beforehand because “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”.
See you at the conference! So long,