ACM-W Europe Newsletter

June 2017

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ACM Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage 2017 - Register now!

ACM Celebration of Women in Computing will take place between September 6-8, 2007. Registrations are open, so do not wait to register! The deadline for the Participation Scholarships is June 12, 2017.

We are excited about our line up of workshops that will take place just three months from today! We will have 5 workshops on 7th September 2017, that will keep you engaged and challenged all day, the hardest part is choosing which to attend. Will you challenge yourself by attending the CodeCon workshop presented by Bloomberg, or do you want to learn about the Greenfoot development environment presented by Oracle Academy, which can be used in teaching? Accenture will present an exciting opportunity for your career goals, ACM delivers to you a Chapter in a Box and Women in HPC will present an introduction to HPC programming. Check out the abstracts on the Workshops site.

Also, remember that the Hackathon is on the September 6, 2017

If you want to attend these workshops and the Hackathon, there are three steps:

  1. Do not forget submit your application for a Participation Scholarship if you qualify by June 12.
  2. Register for WomENcourage 2017 via this registration link.
  3. On the registration page, signup for the workshops and the Hackathon.

We are looking forward to seeing you in September.

Key Dates for WomENcourage 2017

  • Registration is open now!
  • Participation Scholarship applications due June 12, 2017.

For more details, visit the womENcourage Website.


BIG THANK YOU to the Supporters of Participation Scholarships for womENcourage 2017

In addition to funding our Participation Scholarships, our supporters will be available at the Career Fair on September 7th from 1:30 PM until 4PM. Come join us for lunch at the Career Fair, network with industry professionals who can give you information about internships and career opportunities.

Here are our supporters as of June 8, 2017:

  • Diamond: HP, Accenture and SIGCHI
  • Platinum: Google, Oracle Academy, Intel GmbH.
  • Gold: Bloomberg
  • Silver: Informatics Europe, Microsoft
  • Bronze: Inria
  • Conference Bag Supporter: Amazon Development

Additionally, our supporters are interested to see your CV as soon as possible, during registration you have the opportunity to submit your name and CV to the CV database. This information will be sent to our supporters who will contact you prior to the event to discuss with you opportunities.

News around the world

Local ACM Celebrations of Women in Computing

In this section, we will be covering some of the ACM-W Europe Women in Computing events that have taken place in the recent months. See also the worldwide list.

Informatics for All, Mallorca, Spain May 5 2017

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Informatics for All, Mallorca, Spain May 5 2017, panel of experts.

Here is the message from the organizers:

In less than a year since the first spanish ACM Celebration of Women in Computing, we are very happy to announce that on 05 May 2017 we celebrated the second edition of this fantastic event, Informatics for All. It was held in Palma de Mallorca, at the Universitat de les Illes Balears. Not only the number of attendants increased since last year, but also the number of poster submissions and speaker proposals. The event comprised four talks from female experts in different areas of expertise, a very interesting panel about the future of women in computing, and a poster session with 3 min presentations by all the poster authors followed by a coffee break in which the rest of the attendants could speak with the authors about their work. Overall, it was a lovely day with very positive feelings, fruitful discussions, and plenty of time for networking and celebrating. The success of this event gives us even more energy to keep growing this community. We are already thinking about the next edition, and in the meanwhile, we are planning to create a female expert database to support future collaborations and interactions. For the next edition, we would love to increase the participation of men in this kind of events even more, broaden the dissemination, and include activities for young students in the event.

Ada’s Legacy celebrated in ADA University again

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Ada’s Legacy celebrated in ADA University again.

On 15 April, Azerbaijan ACM Chapter partnered with ADA University School of IT and Engineering again to organize the second of its now-annual celebration of women in computing named Ada’s Legacy. Despite the similarity to the university’s name, it is a pleasant nuance - the event is actually named after a 19th century mathematician, Lady Ada Lovelace, who is considered as the first programmer in the history.

“Ada’s Legacy: Celebrating Women in Computing” brought together more than 100 students, researchers and professionals from academia and industry to celebrate women in computing, as well as to promote ACM Europe Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage 2017 conference.

The guest of honor of this year’s event was Prof. Jennifer Widom, Dean of Stanford University Engineering School. Prof. Widom stayed till 17 April for the Big Data Weekend, where she run short-courses on big data, data analysis and visualization, and machine learning, as well as big data’s implications and significance in today’s fast-paced world. For Prof. Widom's blog post about the event, visit New Heights of Enthusiasm in Azerbaijan

The event was featured in major news program at the national TV and the 74% of participants rated it as excellent in a post-event survey.

For more information about the event visit Ada's Legacy

  • ACM Award and Advanced Grades of Membership Deadlines

    Celebrating Accomplishments of ACM Women in Europe

    Each year ACM recognizes outstanding achievements of its members through awards that cover a spectrum of professional and technological areas and different stages of professional development.

    Following the mission of ACM-W to foster women participation in the field of computing, ACM-W Europe invites the community to welcome and recognize accomplishments of ACM Women in Europe who made significant contributions through their technical and professional excellence.

    Advanced Grades of Membership Deadlines:

    • ACM Fellow: September 7, 2017
    • Distinguished Members: August 1, 2017
    • Senior Members: September 3, 107

    Nominations are due November 30, 2017 for the following ACM awards:

    Please refer to the ACM Awards website at http://awards.acm.org/award_nominations.cfm for:

    • nomination process (“How to Nominate” and the online nomination form), members of the 2017 Award Committees
    • links to the listing of past award recipients and their citations

    For SIG-specific Awards, please visit http://www.acm.org/special-interest-groups/sig-award.

    Thank you for joining us in recognizing accomplishments of ACM Women in Europe and ensuring they are nominated for ACM Awards they deserve.