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DSCI Sponsoring the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Once Again

Posted Oct. 2, 2012

Kent State University's School of Digital Sciences is proud to once again be a Bronze Academic Sponsor of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing -- the largest technical conference for women in computing in the world!

Started in 1994, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) was named after Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.  The conference spans several days and includes inspiring keynote talks, parallel technical panels, and numerous networking opportunities.  Speakers come from academia, industry, and government, and a Career Fair provides opportunities for students to find job opportunities and internships.

The conference has experience phenomenal growth in recent years.  The 2008 and 2009 conferences had around 1500 attendees, but in 2010 the conference grew to 2147 attendees.  Then it grew further in 2011 to 2890 attendees -- a staggering 24.6% growth!  This year the attendance is expected to grow yet again to approximately 3600 attendees.

For more information, see the conference web page:
http://gracehopper.org/2012/

and while you're there, take a few minutes to read about Admiral Hopper:
http://gracehopper.org/2012/about/about-grace-hopper/

If you'd like to get a feel for the conference -- albeit from a distance -- search on Twitter for hashtag #ghc12 or follow Robert Walker, Director of the School of Digital Sciences, who be live tweeting from the conference as robert_a_walker and occasionally as KSU_DSCI