I've always been proud to be a woman in a male-dominated industry, but never wanted to be considered a woman engineer — just an engineer. So I didn't know what to expect when I was asked to speak on a panel at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing held in Atlanta last week. Well, let me just say how blown away I was by this conference and honored to be a part of this extraordinary community.
With over 2,000 attendees, this event was huge! The sheer numbers give pause: a record-breaking 2,147 attendees representing 20 countries, and more than 117 sessions by 436 speakers. This pretty much ensured a shortage of Diet Coke and a line for the men's room.
This was a really diverse crowd, and I loved that there were valuable sessions geared towards everyone, from students to executives. From deeply technical sessions on emerging and esoteric topics (A Mobile-Cloud Collaborative Approach for Context-Aware Blind Navigation and Coordinated System Level Resource Management forRead More »from Notes from the Grace Hopper Celebration 2010