ACM-W Europe Newsletter

September 2015

womENcourage 2015 is fast approaching!

Check out the schedule! Join the Hackathon and the Career Fair! The overview of the schedule for womENcourage 2015 is posted. The schedule is interactive, clicking on the title of a session takes you to more details.

Build something to help your local community at womENcourage 2015 Hackathon. Win prizes! Have fun!


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.

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.

News around the world

ACM SIGGRAPH International Resource Committee presents the audio transcript Women in Computer Graphics- Perspectives

See the audio transcript of the panel discussion of Women in Computer Graphics from SIGGRAPH. Read about the very interesting and enlightening panel discussion.

Any Android fans out there?

Then Droidcon might just be the place for you to be. Moscow, London, Paris, Krakow …… many possibilities and great possibility to join. Intel is sponsoring tickets and travel costs to a Droidcon of your choice up to a value of Euro 330,-- for female attendees. Interested? Then find out details and apply now:

WiSCI 2015 STEAM Camp

Check out the blog about this international camp encouraging young women to study STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).


Assistant Professor position in Software and Services (Tenure Track) at VU University Amsterdam

A new position is open for applications as Assistant Professor in Software and Services (Tenure Track) at the VU University Amsterdam (deadline 30 September 2015, Vacancy number 15220).

The position is vacant within the Software and Services (S2) research programme headed by Prof. P. Lago. The programme is embedded within the main research of the Computer Science Department with a special focus on software engineering, software architecture, sustainability and green IT, and empirical methods.

You can find all information and application details at: "

Max Planck Postdoctoral Fellowship for Excellent Women in Computer Science Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbruecken, Germany

Every second year the Max Planck Institute for Informatics awards the Lise Meitner Award Fellowship. This postdoctoral grant supports excellent female computer scientists in their careers, giving them the opportunity to develop their scientific ideas without exertion of influence. It consists of a two-year tax-free research fellowship and business expenses.

The Max Planck Society is Germany's largest society for fundamental research with more than 30 Nobel Prize winners, including Prof. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard - one of the few female Nobel Laureates. The research institutes of the Max Planck Society are nationally and internationally renowned as Centers of Excellence in foundational research.

The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for lnformatics is devoted to cutting-edge research in computer science and technology with a focus on algorithms and their applications in a broad sense. Its research ranges from fundamental topics (algorithms and complexity, automation of logic) to a variety of application domains (computer graphics and vision, geometric computation, program verification, databases and information systems, and computational biology). The MPI for lnformatics is located on the campus of Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany.

The Saarland University campus is also home to the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, the German Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Center for IT-Security, Privacy and Accountability, the Cluster of Excellence on Multimodal Computing and Interaction, the Center for Bioinformatics, and the Graduate School of Computer Science. These institutions cooperate closely and comprise a total of more than 500 researchers in computer science. The institute collaborates with several of the major research institutions in Europe and the United States and has high international visibility.

The MPI for lnformatics strives to provide a family-friendly work environment, with day care opportunities for smaller children and other means of support for working mothers.

Application details can be found under the following link: Questions can be directed to: Zeynep Akata (