Archive for the ‘Grace Hopper Conference’ Category

In this “session”, we learned what you need to know to become a tech exec, though the panelists offered conflicting views on how to succeed because between them, there were both examples of succeeding by staying in the same place for most of their career as well as by moving around to different companies. What […]


Let me just say that this session was, hands down, the most important session at the conference. I think that having a Imposter-related discussion at one of the Women in CS brownbags would be really useful for everyone involved! To start, let’s try to define what this Imposter Syndrome is. In essence, it’s the overwhelming […]


I had originally planned on attending the “Communicating Powerfully Across Gender” session, but since it was cancelled, I chose to attend this one instead. I hadn’t originally looked at it since it was listed in the Academic track, but I am glad I went since it was very interesting to hear about some methods of […]


Megan Smith was the keynote speaker on Day 2. She completed her undergrad, as well as her Master’s, at MIT and she is currently the Vice President of New Business Development at Google.org. Before she delved into her speech, she talked about the essay topic that MIT had set out in her year – to […]


Unfortunately the “Communicating Powerfully Across Gender” session today was cancelled. That was to be the first Industry-track session of the day. The first speaker at the Welcome was a woman who worked with Grace Hopper in military computing. No matter how much time I have spent in the U.S., it still astounds me how much […]


GHC Day 2+

02Oct09

Unfortunately due to how long these sessions are and how much I have to say about each one, I will be trying to post one session’s notes per day. I have 12 pages of notes from yesterday’s sessions! One thing that I have to say about the experience here is that the best part isn’t […]


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. […]