Sophomore journalism and computer science double major Shannon McGovern created a feature about women in computer science at W&L for a journalism course.
Professor Sara Sprenkle attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Atlanta, GA from September 29-October 2. The conference brings together women in computing from all over the world, highlights women’s technical achievements, and promotes women’s career interests.
2010’s conference is the 10th in the series and the fourth one Professor Sprenkle has attended. This year’s conference broke records with a turnout of 2147 attendees representing 29 countries.
Professor Sprenkle served as a member of the Academic Advisory Committee and the Workshop and Panels Selection Committee. She also moderated a panel called Getting Off to a Great Start in Academia: Advice from the Other Side of the Tenure Track, which attracted about 100 attendees.
Professor Sprenkle takes notes during the Thursday morning keynote.
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing will be held in nearby Atlanta, September 28 – October 2, 2010. The theme of the conference is “Collaborating Across Boundaries”. The conference is a great opportunity for students to network with employers for jobs and internships as well as with students and faculty from other schools.
If you are interested in attending the conference, you should apply for a scholarship. Scholarships cover conference registration (which includes most meals), lodging, and travel. Applications are due May 14.
Camille Cobb ’12 presented a research poster at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The poster entitled “Exploring Data Models for Automatically Generating Tests for Web Applications” is co-authored with Carrie Hopkins ’12 and Professor Sara Sprenkle as well as Katie Baldwin ’10 and Professor Lori Pollock from the University of Delaware.
Many people came to talk to Camille and Katie about their poster, including alumna Anne Van Devender ’09 and the CTO of Amazon Werner Vogels, who especially encouraged them to continue their research.