GHC 2009

Latinas in Computing had 7 events in the 2009 Grace Hopper Conference in Tucson, Arizona.

Wednesday September 30th

Poster Session
“United to enhance women’s opportunities: Increasing numbers technology-wise,” Canseco, Martinez, Gonzalez, Vazquez, Solorzano, Maldonado, Bustos, Gonzalez, Derbez, Arevalo and Chong (poster)

11am – 12pm
“Towards the Semi-automated Building of Knowledge Bases for Biological Research”, Natalia Villanueva-Rosales (Carleton University) (PhD Forum)

Thursday October 1st

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
“Baby Loading, Please Wait: Pregnancy, Graduate School, & Computing.” Panelists: Laurian C. Vega (Virginia Tech), Mara Silva (Virginia Tech)

Friday October 2nd

5:30pm – 6:30pm
“Cross-Cultural Communication Challenges Faced by Women in Computing,” Panelists: Cindy Rubio-González (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Dora Maria Abreu (Pershing LLC), Rosa Enciso (University of Central Florida), Anna Koufakou (Florida Gulf Coast University),Cindy Rubio-González (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Jocelyn Simmonds (University of Toronto).

4:15pm – 5:15pm
“Empowering Immigrant Communities Through Technology,” Gaby Aguilera (Google), Laura Valdéz (Caminos), Michelle Guevara (Caminos), Emily Johnston (Google).

“Support Groups for Women in STEM:International Perspectives”, Panelists: Kate Tsoukalas (Simon Fraser University), Aakriti Agarwal (Nanyang Technological University), Paulina Bustos Arellano (Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education), Winona Wu (Simon Fraser University), Alejandra Maldonado Rodriguez (Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education), Natalia Villanueva- Rosales (Carleton University), Lindsay Osborne (Carleton University), Serena Ngai (Carleton University), Barbora Dej (Carleton University), Gail Carmichael (Carleton University)

5:30pm – 6:30pm
“Speed Mentoring for Latinas in Computing,” Dilma Da Silva (IBM Research), Nadia Anguiano-Wehde (IBM), Cecilia Aragon (Lawrency Berkeley National Lab), Claris Castillo (IBM Research), Gilda Garreton (Sun Microsystems), Patty Lopez (Intel), Mara Silva (Virginia Tech).