Archive for September, 2009

Everything this morning started at 8 am: breakfast, registration, and my first Hopper volunteer session. Thankfully, I was able to skip the long, winding check-in line since I need my badge to start my Hopper session. The Hoppers organizer also gave me my conference bag which contains a plethora of random company bits of swag. […]


In the afternoon, I went to the Jo Miller session on Becoming a Person of Influence. She is originally from Australia. She mentioned a few points about being influential at the beginning of her presentation: Emerging Leader’s Quandary: you need leadership experience to get a higher level job, but you need the job to get the […]


For anyone who is interested, people are live notetaking the conference on a wiki. I am definitely planning on checking out the notes for some of the sessions that I can’t attend due to Hopper volunteer sessions or other sessions. For example, the The Knot or The Noose? Analysis of Privacy on a Wedding Planning […]


Our travel to Tucson, AZ went smoothly, except for the fact that only one of the three girls who ordered UW business cards managed to get them since they came late (which is not surprising). We found one of our party at the airport, who is working in Toronto on co-op this term. She was […]


I’ve created a Google Calendar listing the sessions that I currently plan to attend. These may change as the week goes and I will likely not have the time to update this. My Schedule


As some of you may know, I am attending the Grace Hopper Conference in Tucson, AZ this year. I am extremely excited for this opportunity that the Women in CS committee at the University of Waterloo has bestowed upon me and eight (!) other undergraduate and graduate students. It should be an amazing experience and […]


This past weekend was the Code Sprint for all of the UCOSP projects. We all met up in Toronto for 3 days, with hotels covered by the amazing sponsors Greg managed to come up with. I set out the following list of goals for the sprint initially: Read through Chapter 21-24 and take notes Finish […]