2019 Grace Hopper Celebration: 5 Panels to Check Out

By Charles PoladianSeptember 24, 2019
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The 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration is an incredible three-day event filled with inspiring talks and informative workshops. We’re proud to be involved with the Anita Borg Foundation, the conference organizer, and to sponsor the 2019 Social Impact Abie Award. We want to highlight just a few panels that we thought you might like to attend. We also recommend exploring the agenda to see if anything catches your eye!   


Wednesday Keynote: Aicha Evans and Ana Roca Castro

Track: General Session Time: 10/02, 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Location: OCCC Hall WA3 Speakers: Natalya Bailey, Jhillika Kumar, Fei-Fei Li, Aicha Evans, Ana Roca Castro, Brenda Darden Wilkerson

Begin your Grace Hopper Celebration experience with Wednesday’s opening keynote. The speakers will discuss the future of autonomous mobility, democratizing artificial intelligence, using tech to ease barriers to education, and more.

Professional Development Leadership Workshop: Leaders & Followers & Team Mates Oh My!

Track: Special Session Time: 10/02, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Hyatt Windermere Z Speakers: Denise Brosseau

This is a great workshop to learn what it means to be a leader. If you want to develop skills to be more effective in your role, or just be a better teammate, this is a good talk to attend.

Abie Award Series: Empowering Women to Improve Women's Health Through Tech, Education, & Engagement

Track: General Session Time: 10/03, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Location: OCCC W300 Speakers: Nimmi Ramanujam

Dr. Nimmi Ramanujam, the 2019 Social Impact Abie Award winner, will discuss her work and how she’s helping empower women to help other women. She’ll discuss how her team developed the Pocket Colposcope and are empowering women to eliminate cervical cancer. 

HI568: Detecting Gender Bias in Software

Track: Human Computer Interaction Time: 10/03, 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Location: OCCC WF4 Speakers: Debashri Prajapati, Linda Le

Did you know software can be biased. This talk will focus on how to detect bias and ways to create more inclusive software development.

DS635: Uncovering Human Trafficking Networks Through Text Analysis

Track: Data Science Time: 10/03, 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Location: OCCC WF3 Speakers: Lin Li

This talk, while dealing with a difficult topic, is an interesting exploration of data science can be used for good. You’ll learn how an algorithm can be used to identify and gather evidence.

Friday Keynote

Track: General Session Time: 10/04, 2:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Location: OCCC Hall WA3

Speakers: Nimmi Ramanujam, Yamilée Toussaint Beach, Nonny de la Peña, Vivienne Ming, Brenda Darden Wilkerson

The best way to end your time at the Grace Hopper Celebration is with Friday’s Keynote. Each of these speakers are changing the world. What better way to end the conference than to be inspired by these innovators and pioneers? 

We hope to see you at the Grace Hopper Celebration!

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Charles Poladian is a copywriter for Flatiron School. He previously worked as a journalist and his work has appeared in the International Business Times and Mashable. Charles currently lives in Brooklyn.

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