The #GHC14 community committee are all volunteers that dedicate many hours to ensure we have a lot of content covered so that those that aren't able to make it will at least keep up the conference from afar and everyone will have references to talks, workshops events.
Meet our committee members.
Gail Carmichael has long been a strong advocate for women in computing. She is on the advisory board for the Anita Borg Institute, and co-founded Carleton University's Women in Science and Engineering (CU-WISE). She leads the Ottawa chapter of Girl Develop It! and gets involved in many outreach initiatives to encourage girls and young women to consider computer science. She is currently an instructor at Carleton's School of Computer Science and is working on her PhD part time. She blogs at The Female Perspective of Computer Science.Follow Gail on Twitter @gailcarmichael
Valerie Anne Fenwick is a Software Development Manager at Oracle Corporation with over twenty years of experience in computer security. She helped to design and develop the cryptographic framework for the Oracle Solaris operating system, and previously worked as a developer on the SunScreen Firewall. In addition, she led the Oracle Solaris Change Request Team, which is responsible for making decisions as to what code changes are incorporated into the Operating System and Networking consolidation. Valerie has a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University. She is a co-author of the Solaris 10 Security Essentials book and writes a blog on bicycling, beer and security. In her spare time, she enjoys performing at community theaters, riding her bike, and skiing.Follow Valerie on Twitter @bubbva
Follow Charna on Twitter @charnaparkey
· Vivian Andreeva is a 24 year old Software Engineer working on the Windows Phone at Microsoft, located in Redmond. She previously worked as an intern at Research in Motion, Electronic Arts Mobile Division, and Carleton University’s Network Management & Artificial Intelligence Lab (link: https://sites.google.com/a/nmai.ca/home/). She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa Canada. This will be her first time attending the Grace Hopper Conference.
All of our committee members will be attending GHC. They have plenty of volunteers to manage while there, but be sure to follow @ghc and #ghc14 for updates. Be sure to stop by the Community Pavilion (Systers booth) to say hello and ask how you can volunteer at next year's Grace Hopper Celebration.