ACM-W Europe Newsletter

February 2018

ACM Celebration of Women in Computing womENcourage 2018: "Creating the Future Together" Belgrade, Serbia October 3-5, 2018

Join us for the 5th ACM Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage 2018 in the beautiful city of Belgrade, Serbia on October 3-5 2018. The program includes a Hackathon, Workshops, Posters, Technical Talks and Panel Discussions and is sure to have something for everyone. Come to meet new and old friends, network with like-minded colleagues and enjoy sightseeing in historic Belgrade.

Sign up to join the volunteer team organizing the event.

Diversity workshop at EuroBSDcon

ACM-W Europe strives to increase diversity in technical communities and, as one of its activities, it offers to deliver diversity support workshops at technical events. The last such workshop was held on September 23, 2017 in Paris at the EuroBSDcon 2017. Read the blog about the event here.

Young Researchers -- Don’t forget to apply to the Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Apply Now.

Last Chance: Deadline - February 9th, 2018

Learn about the HLF from blogs of two HLF 2017 attendees: Zaineb Chelly Dagdia and Deniz Kecik.

News around the world

First Workshop on Gender Equality in Software Engineering
GE@ICSE2018 ----- May 28, 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden

ICT is pervasively influencing all human activities. In this context, more and more people of any age, gender and culture is exposed to such technologies and has to acquire some ability and skill in this context.

For reasons that are still being studied, the engagement of genders with ICT is not uniform. This gap is occurring at all levels and it is evident, for instance, in the small percentage of women covering top positions in professional and academic activities in the field.

At the same time, the community is realising that diversity, when it does not assume the negative aspects of discrimination, plays a key role to a successful and competitive context for software development and research. Such diversity is not only related to gender aspects but refers also to the combination of culture, religion and geographical distribution.

In this context, the purpose of this workshop, which will be held as part of ICSE 2018, is to discuss about the role, difficulties and opportunities concerning people of different gender in the field of software engineering, in research, education and industry.

GE@ICSE2018 is a satellite event at ICSE 2018
40th International Conference on Software Engineering

Are you still looking for Technology Graduate or Summer Internship Opportunities?

Opportunities at American Express Technology

Due to expansion in American Express Technology, we have open roles for our Technology Graduate Programme commencing in September 2018. To be eligible to apply, you will need to be in your final year of study or recently graduated. You will also need to be available to attend an assessment discovery day on 26th February should you be selected. Please note if you have already applied to the 2018 Technology Graduate Programme, and you were not successful, unfortunately you will not be able to apply again. You can find more information about the Graduate programme on the student careers website and can also apply here. 

For those not in graduating years, the American Express 10 week Summer Internship is also open for applications! To be eligible to apply, you will be graduating in 2019 or 2020. You will need to be available to attend an assessment discovery day on 26th February should you be selected. If you have already applied to the 2018 Technology Summer Internship Programme, and were not successful, unfortunately you will not be able to apply again. You can find more information about the Technology Summer Internship programme on the student careers website and can also apply here. 

The deadline for both programmes is 7th February 2018 but we would strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we assess applications on a rolling basis. 

We look forward to receiving your applications! Should you have any questions, please drop an email to Aberta in the campus recruitment team 


Informatica Feminale 2018, Bremen University, Germany

The University of Bremen, Germany, invites women experts in computer science / informatics to contribute to the 21st Informatica Feminale. The international summer university for women in computing will take place from August 06 to August 24, 2018 in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Bremen University.

The Call for Contributions 2018 is open: course offers can be submitted until February 10, 2018.

*** Focus 2018 - Gender politics at engineering workplaces *** 

Submissions for courses and talks on topics like gender, equality, technology and ethics are much invited. Also lecturers with course offers on career topics.

Companies with gender sensible organizational concepts and successful personal management strategies to promote women engineers to a broad spectrum of leading positions are invited to present their best practices to the participants of Informatica Feminale. Further information and the application form can be found here 

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.

  • LYIT-CWIC - Ireland - February 8-10, 2018
  • RusCWIC- Perm, Russia - March 1-3, 2018
  • ACWIC - Ankara, Turkey - March 3, 2018 Website
  • POLANDCWIC - Wroclaw, Poland - May 20-22, 2018 Website
  • ACM-W UK Inspire - Cambridge, UK - March 2018 Website
  • Ada’s Legacy - Baku, Azerbaijan - April 2018 Website
  • ENTER- Belgrade, Serbia - April 2018 Website
  • IPT - Madrid, Spain - Spring 2018
  • WeEdR- Limassol, Cyprus - Spring 2018 Website

All Celebrations are expected to join Celebrations Facebook page.
Contact Wendy Powley ( for any inquiries about Celebration support and funding.If you are planning a new celebration before 30 June 2018 contact Wendy Powley, ACM-W Celebrations Chair to inquire about potential funding. Only celebrations registered by 31 July 2017 are guaranteed funding by ACM-W.

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, 2018
  • Distinguished Members: August 1, 2018
  • Senior Members: March 3, 2018

Nominations are due January 15, 2019 for the following ACM awards:

Please refer to the ACM Awards website at 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

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