Professor of Computer Science Ellen Walker, Shanti Bramhacharya ’11 and Elizabeth Ellis ’11 attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (GHC) in Atlanta. Founded in 1994, GHC is the largest technical conference for women in computing. The 2010 conference was the tenth and largest, attracting 2147 attendees from 29 countries, including 940 students. “Nearly all of the attendees were women, making the conference quite different from a typical computer science technical conference,” Walker says.
Keynote speakers included Duy-Loan Le, senior fellow, Texas Instruments; Carol Bartz, CEO of Yahoo; and Turing award winner Barbara Liskov.
Walker chaired a panel titled, “For the Love of Teaching: Experiences of Undergraduate Liberal Arts Faculty” and was one of the presenters in the Undergraduate Track of the Computer Research Association Committee on Women (CRA-W) Mentoring Workshop.
For more information, including press releases from the Anita Borg Institute that puts on the conference at www.gracehopper.org.