ACM-W Europe Newsletter

May 2017

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HACKATHON:September 6, 2017 ACM Celebration of Women In Computing: womENcourge 2017

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See the new website at: https://womencourage.acm.org.

On 6th of September, Intel and Hackers@UPC will open this year’s womENcourage program with a hackathon. In order to get you started, you are invited to join the ongoing:

Intel EARTH Day Challenge!

This is the planet we live on and it supports more than six billion humans and countless animals and plants. With climate change and pollution threatening our living environment, more people than ever are coming together to help and protect our only home.

With low-cost advanced technologies available for us today, there has never been a better time to show support for environmental protection.

Intel and Hackster have joined hands to lead this important challenge on Earth Day 2017, with an aim to encourage people to invent things that will benefit the planet, with focus on all university students worldwide! And we're giving away 11 awesome Intel-powered prizes for the top submissions.

Register for the EARTH Day Challenge now!

Key Dates-- Travel Scholarship applications due June 12, 2017

Now is the time to get your Scholarship application ready.

See more information https://womencourage.acm.org.


Register Now for the ACM Chapters Computer Science in Cars Symposium

    by a collaboration of German ACM Chapters.

    ACM German Chapters are pleased to announce the first German Computer Science and Cars Symposium (CSCS). CSCS aims to create bridges between academic research on the one hand and practitioners from the automotive industry on the other. The focus of this first CSCS event is set on autonomous driving and deep learning. The one day event combines key-note, invited and short presentations, poster sessions and ample opportunities for discussions and networking. An open call for position papers will present the latest ideas, results, and challenges from academia and industry in poster sessions. Register Now.


20th Informatica Feminale 20 Years Anniversary

Bremen, Germany, August 7-20, 2017

On August 7, 2017 the next Informatica Feminale will start with an exciting program. International lecturers and students will meet at the summer university in Bremen to exchange and learn about computer science. More information here.

News around the world

Local ACM-W Celebrations of Women in Computing

Here is the list of ACM-W Europe Women in Computing events for the coming months. See also the worldwide list.

  • Spain-Mallorca, May 5, 2017
  • United Kingdom -Hertfordshire May 12, 2016 Website
  • Ukraine -Celebration of Women in Computing May 20-22 Facebook event

Past events

Belgrade ENTER: ACM Celebration of Women in Computing

On the 25th and 26th of April 300 people participated in the first ENTER: Celebration of Women in Computing. The organizers presented a two day conference open to everyone willing to share their knowledge, achievements and experience in order to support development and inclusion of more women in computer science and related disciplines. The event was created to present, connect and inspire women and girls active in ICT sector.

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ENTER provided new perspectives on different IT topics through presentations of successful women working in industry and academia, presenting them as a new role models in community and it’s bought to you by Spacevent and the ACM-W Europe community.

The organizers reported out that the event proved to be very dynamic, exciting, very inspiring and good for learning. The two day event with more than 15 speakers (specific tech topics and motivational ones), 3 workshops (UX design, GitHub and Web development) and two panel discussions on Women in Technology Entrepreneurship and one dedicated to the Lack of IT Personnel. The very inspired and outspoken audience created a lively discussion and exciting day.