The Grace Hopper Conference is a three-day conference designed to bring together women in computing to discuss research and career interests. The conference includes presentations on a variety of topics, professional development activities, an open source day and features speakers like Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, and Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and Founder of LeanIn.
Leaving later this week, members of CofC’s Women in Computing, Lily Evans (2015 Grace Hopper Scholarship recipient), Sarah Mackey, and Sarah Wiegreffe, will attend the conference by means of scholarship and donations. “We would like to thank SGA, American Express and the Anita Borg Institute for funding our trip and making it possible for us to expand our education and interest so greatly” stated Sarah Wiegreffe.
As last year’s Grace Hopper Scholarship recipient and attendee, Sarah Mackey, President of WIC, boasted about the conference and encouraged her fellow students to attend. “We’re excited to represent the College at the conference. There will be so many incredibly inspiring women at this conference, who have an influence on women in tech, but also a major influence on technology as a whole. We are hoping to meet them and bring back some of their influential ideas to campus.”
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