GHC 2010

Latinas in Computing has 14 events at the 2010 Grace Hopper Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Wednesday September 29th

9:30AM – 10:30AM

  • “You Are What You Search: Query-Based Data Mining for the Web.” Barbara Poblete (Yahoo! Research). Location: Dunwoody.
  • Technical Poster Session and ACM Student Research Competition. Patty Lopez (Intel) and Paula Gabbert (Furman University), co-chairs.

5:00PM – 7:00PM

  • Latinas in Computing Reception. Location: Chicago A-D.


Thursday September 30th

10:00AM – 11:00AM

  • “Multicultural Awareness Training: Collaborating Across Higher Education.” Workshop Presenters: Patty Lopez (Intel), Susan Brown (NMSU), Catherine Lopez-Brown (San Bernardino Unified School District). Location: Baker.

11:15AM – 12:15PM

  • “Experts in Collaboration: How Today’s Engineers Collaborate Across Boundaries.” Panelists: Gilda Garreton (Oracle), Nadia Anguiano-Wehde (IBM), Madeline Vega (IBM), and Meenakshi Kaul-Basu (Oracle). Location: Hanover CDE.
  • “Women of Color: Strategies for Excelling and Thriving”, Moderator: Cecilia Aragon (University of Washington), Panelists: Patty Lopez (Intel), Sandra Johnson (IBM), and Loretta Moore (Jackson State University). Location: Singapore/Manila.

4:15PM – 5:15PM

  • “Mobile Computing: The Internet is in Your Hand.” Panelists: Gilda Garreton (Oracle), Patty Lopez (Intel), and Dilma da Silva (IBM TJ Watson Research Center). Location: Regency Ballroom VII.
  • “Conference Networking Across Boundaries.” Panelists: Ioana Burcea (Unviersity of Toronto), Rosa Enciso (Microsoft), Cindy Rubio-González (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Somayeh Sardashti (University of Wisconsin-Madison), and Yasuko Watanabe (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Location: Singapore/Manila.

7:00PM – 12:00AM

  • Awards Presentation. Social Impact Award: Ann Gates. Location: Centennial Ballroom I-VI.


Friday October 1st


  • Latinas in Computing Luncheon – By Invitation Only (Prior RSVP Required). Sponsor: Lockheed Martin. Location: Hanover FG.



  • “Do You Have What it Takes to Process Huge Amounts of Data?” Panelists: Claris Castillo (IBM Research) and Barbara Poblete (Yahoo! Research). Location: Courtland.



  • Anita Borg Social Impact Award Winner Keynote: Ann Gates, Building Cooperative Teams to Foster Student Success”. Location: Singapore/Manila.

5:30PM – 6:30PM

  • Minorities without Borders: Giving Back to Developing Countries.” Panelists: Barbara Poblete (Yahoo! Research), Ioana Burcea (University of Toronto), Rosa Enciso (Microsoft), Cindy Rubio-Gonzalez (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Alma Juarez-Dominguez (University of Waterloo), Saliha Pehlivan (University of Central Florida), Valeria Herskovic (University of Chile), Savita Kini (Cisco), and Sangeeta Bhattacharya (Intel Labs, India). Location: Montreal/Vancouver.
  • “Speed Mentoring for Latinas in Computing.” Panelists: Dilma Da Silva (IBM, TJ Watson Research Center), Nadia Anguiano-Wehde (IBM), Cecilia Aragon (University of Washington and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Gaby Aguilera (Google), Claris Castillo (IBM Research), Patty Lopez (Intel), Gabriel Silberman (CA Technologies), and Gilda Garreton (Oracle). Location: Dunwoody.