ACM-W Europe Newsletter

June 2015

Early Bird Registration for ACM-W Europe womENcourage 2015 closes August 8th! Register now.

To register for ACM-W Europe womENcourage 2015 follow this link.
Register to make sure you get a spot at womENcourage 2015 Celebration of Women in Computing. Join us for the Career Fair, Workshops, Panels, Papers and the entire program with great opportunities for networking.
-- Early Bird Registration ends on August 8th ---- register now and save money!

Register for the first ACM-W Europe and Codess hackathon - its FREE


Make something that will improve the world for someone less fortunate than you. ACM-W Europe and Codess Hackathon sponsored by Intel® and Microsoft will be held in Uppsala, Sweden on September 24th 2015, in conjunction with womENcourage 2015 Celebration of Women in Computing. The challenge is to build innovative and exciting projects which improve the day to day lives of people using the Intel® Edison Development Board and the Intel IOT DevKit. Your resulting project could be anything that will help humanity.
All you need to bring for the hackathon is your laptop. We will provide the computing supplies, food and drinks.
To register, click here.

Blog post: Improve your bottom line - improve diversity

How can you improve the diversity in your company? Read the our blog and send your employees to womENcourage 2015 Celebration of Women in Computing.


Google Europe Travel and Conference Grants

Google has very generously opened a Travel Grant for attending womENcourage 2015 Celebration of Women in Computing in Uppsala, Sweden next fall. You can find out more about womENcourage on the webpage. The application is due July 31 and you can apply using this application. Send in your request by the deadline. In the application you can select the events for which you wish to apply.

Career Fair: Are you looking for an internship or a permanent position?

Let our supporters know that you are interested in talking with them at the Career Fair on 24 September. When registering for womENcourage 2015, you have the opportunity to add your name to the CV database. This database is being collected to allow you to inform the supporters in advance that you will be attending the Career Fair. Our supporters - Inria, Google, Oracle, Bloomberg, Cisco, Facebook, Microsoft Research, Informatics Europe, Intel and FreeBSD - are very interested in meeting with you and talking with you. Let them know you are interested in talking with them! Sign up today.

ACM-W Networking Awards

ACM-W is accepting applications for funding ($300 maximum award) that will support existing ACM-W Chapters, who wish to hold joint events with schools that do not have ACM-W Chapters. The event can be held at any of the participant schools' campuses. Read more here and don’t hesitate to contact Virginia Grande and Gloria Childress Townsend if you have any questions!

News around the world

ACM-W Women in Thessaloniki


Virginia Grande writes back from the kick-off event of the newly chartered Aristotle University of Thessaloniki ACM-W Student Chapter: a young chapter that has already collaborated with the experienced CITY College ACM-W Chapter, and the local ACM Student chapters. Virginia says: "In the city of Thessaloniki, in Greece, enthusiasm was all around and excitement was in the air. I was thrilled to be part of the ACM-W Women in Thessaloniki celebration, where women and men from the area had gathered together, advocating for women in computing. The event was a celebration of the women in the area, with local professionals explaining and discussing their work; with students from ACM and ACM-W chapters, organizing different ways of collaborating with local groups such as SheSharp and Code it like a girl; and, finally, with a panel where attendees engaged in a discussion until the venue closed! Their work was impressive, and the result a complete success. I can’t wait for the next time!"

18th Summer University for Women in Informatics, University of Bremen

From August 17 to 28, 2015 the Department of Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Bremen, Germany will host the 18th International Summer University for Women in Informatics. You will experience two weeks of professional studies and establish a network with women having manifold backgrounds in a friendly and stimulating environment at the University of Bremen.

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