I'm a geekette who enjoys playing with new technology for software developers. I work as a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft. My current focus is on Windows Store development for Windows 8.
I simply can’t put into words the excitement generated by the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). Every year, I leave this conference recharged and inspired by the amazing women who participate.
I had the honor of participating in and speaking at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2010 (GHC10), which is the largest “Women in Technology” conference in the world. This year’s conference was held from Sept 28-Oct 2, 2010, in Atlanta, GA.
The audience is a mixture of university students, professors in academia, and industry professionals. The majority are female, although there were some men present too. This year, attendance broke the 2000 mark with 2147 attendees, 960 students, 280 schools, and 29 countries represented!
As you can see, the Grace Hopper Celebration has tremendous value to me as a professional in industry. If you’re an industry professional and unsure whether there are benefits in attending the Grace Hopper Celebration, here is some of the value that I got out of it:
Finally, I’d like to thank Dalene King, Gwen Houston, Sarah Abbott, and the Microsoft SMSG Women in Technology group for their sponsorship. They funded my registration and travel expenses for this trip, and I am extremely grateful for their support.