Friday, August 7, 2009

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing just around the corner!

Wow, I can't believe we're less than two months away from hundreds (thousands?) of technical women converging in Tuscon AZ for the next Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference!

I'm excited to be moderating a panel on Women in Open Source and being an official blogger again this year. I've been looking at the schedule and it is full of interesting talks! This is one conference I really have to set my schedule up for in advance, because once I get there, it's a flurry of activity and I really don't want to miss out on anything! This will also be my first year twittering at the conference (as an aside, I can't believe it took me so long to get on Twitter - I'm learning so much, meeting interesting people, and it takes so much less time than Facebook or LinkedIn).

I'll be arriving Tuesday night to make sure I don't miss out on any of the activities on Wednesday. I wish I could take part in the resume clinic on Wednesday, but that seems to completely overlap with the Becoming a Person of Influence workshop, which I don't want to miss.

Speaking of resumes, I hear there's a "new format" for them - it's probably time I did a complete update of mine. I hear plain text versions no longer suffice. Hrm, perhaps even if I can't attend the clinic, I should still have one ready for women to give me feedback on them.

What are you looking forward to most?

This entry originally appeared on Valerie Fenwick's weblog.


Ed said...

I'm really looking forward to the Person of Influence workshop with Jo Miller as well! I'm also looking forward to most everything on the Industry track. Last year I was a student and this year I'm going as hip, young professional, haha! It'll be really interesting to see how each view differs.

Gail Carmichael said...

I'm looking forward to my husband (hopefully) coming too! He's applied to be a Hopper and wants to participate as much as possible. I'm excited for him to see what I do on a much bigger scale, and for him to hopefully bring back some new ideas and attitudes to the industry (he's a software developer).

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