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Anita Borg Institute Announces Registration is Open for 2009 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) announced today that registration is now open for the 9th annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference, which will be held September 30-October 3, 2009 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tucson, Arizona. The full program for the event is also now available.

The world’s largest gathering of women in computing in industry, academia, and government, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) is a four day technical conference designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Over 300 speakers will include leading researchers and industry experts discussing their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today’s technology fields, including computer science, information technology, research, and engineering. Co-presented by the Anita Borg Institute and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the conference features more than 100 sessions across eight tracks, well-known keynote speakers, invited technical speakers, panels, workshops, new investigator technical papers, Ph.D. forums, technical posters, “birds of a feather” sessions, and the ACM Student Research Competition.

Creating Technology for Social Good – Conference Program

This year’s conference theme,Creating Technology for Social Good,” recognizes the significant role women play in creating technology that have a positive social impact. More than 1400 women from over 23 countries in industry, academia, and government are expected to turn out for this year’s event. In addition, recipients of the prestigious Anita Borg Social Impact and Technical Leadership awards and the Denice Denton Emerging Leader award will be announced at an Awards ceremony on October 1.

Sessions at this year’s GHC cover a broad range of topics. Day 1, September 30, includes programs put on by the Computer Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) providing career mentoring workshops for undergraduate, graduate and early career researchers; a workshop for industry technical women on “How to Become a Person of Influence”; a resume clinic and PhD forums. Day 2 includes Designing Systems that Gain Public Trust: Simplicity, Transparency, and Security in e-Voting Systems; A Cryptographic Solution for Patient Privacy in Electronic Health Records; Landing a Job and Succeeding in Industry: Bridging the Gap between In-class Learning and Job-Related Skills; and a series of Robotics workshops. Day 3 includes A Walk in the Clouds: Industry leaders talk about Cloud Computing and what it means to them; Evolution of Large Scale Distributed Systems; High Throughput Computing on the Open Science Grid (OSG) Infrastructure.

Registration is now open, with early bird discounts in effect through August 31. For more information, visit www.gracehopper.org/2009/.

Sponsors to-date of the 2009 Grace Hopper Celebration include Platinum Corporate Sponsors Amazon, CA, Cisco, Google, HP, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems. Silver Corporate Sponsors include Intuit, SAP and Symantec. Bronze Corporate Sponsors include Adobe and Avanade.

About the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI)

The Anita Borg Institute provides resources and programs to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women leaders in high-tech fields, resulting in higher levels of technological innovation. ABI programs serve high-tech women by creating a community and providing tools to help them develop their careers. ABI is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. ABI Partners include: Google, HP, Microsoft Corporation, Cisco, IBM, Intel, Lockheed Martin, NetApp, NSF, SAP, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Thomson Reuters, Amazon, CA, Intuit, and Genentech. For more information, visit www.anitaborg.org.

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