[TOS] Fwd: [Systers] New England Celebration of Women in Computing

Heidi Ellis heidi.ellis at wne.edu
Sun Feb 17 01:58:30 UTC 2019

Thank you Leslie for posting this!

I have a team of four young women working on testing a VM with Ushahidi 
on it. They're going to report on their experiences in a poster. The 
conference looks like fun!


On 2/16/19 2:50 AM, Leslie Hawthorn wrote:
> Just the messenger, but forwarding since I know many folks in the New
> England area of the United States are on this list.
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Elizabeth Anne Gates Applin <anne.applin at gmail.com>
> Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 at 02:19
> Subject: [Systers] New England Celebration of Women in Computing
> To: <systers+celebration42 at systers.org>
>   Systers,
> We need speakers!  This is a student centered event and we only
> have room to feed 200, But speakers who want to come and only present
> can register as volunteers.  Come share your strength and your
> experiences... ask your employers to come recruit, we still need sponsors...
> recruiters, swag, conference bags?  As  faculty, going to Grace Hopper
> and being in the company of so many technical women had a huge
> impact on me.  We need to encourage the women we have, to stay.  Come
> be that inspiration!  This is not a peer reviewed event.  Any panel,
> technical
> session, or workshop that fits will be welcomed.  The conference is only
> 24 hours... 1 pm Friday to 1 pm Saturday.
> Does anyone want to do the resume Rx?  critique resumes and help
> students present themselves well?   wow... A "how to present yourself
> well" session would be useful to the students!  What are the sought after
> skill sets??
> We would like a profession women track running parallel to the student track
> proposals for either track would be welcomed as would full participants in
> the
> conference.
> Below is the CFP that has gone out to the university population twice.
> Come on Boston!  We had a great turnout in Portland Maine two years
> ago.
> Thanks,
> Anne
> ==============
> Please disseminate this Call For Participation to your students,
> colleagues, and contacts.
> Dear Colleagues,
> The Second New England Celebration of Women in Computing (NECWiC) will be
> held on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Simmons
> University in Boston, Massachusetts.  We have an exciting event planned,
> with distinguished keynote speakers (Nicole Immorlica (Microsoft Research
> New England Lab) and Jeannie Albrecht (Williams College), panels, technical
> sessions, hands-on training workshops, a career fair, and more.
> Student participants are encouraged to submit posters of their research
> projects for our poster session (there will be prizes!)  Students are also
> invited to participate in the third Simmons "SharkHack" hackathon
> <http://scsharkhack.org/> immediately following the conference -- SharkHack
> runs from Friday afternoon through Sunday midday. Subsidized registration
> and housing (limited capacity) is available for student attendees.
> Please consider organizing a NECWiC session, participating yourself, and
> encouraging your students and colleagues to attend!
> Questions about the conference may be directed to necwic at simmons.edu.
> *Present and Participate: (Proposal Deadline in Two Weeks)*
> Please submit your proposals for panels, student research posters, oral
> technical presentations, workshops by *March 1, 2019* *(note: deadline has
> been extended!)*:
>      https://necwic.hosting.acm.org/submissions/
> Participants are also invited to submit their resumes by *March 15*. You
> can specify whether you want your resume to be made available to our
> industry and academic partners, or whether you would like to submit it for
> review during our one-on-one "Resume Rx" sessions.
> *Register to Attend:*
> Registration is now open at:
>      https://necwic.hosting.acm.org/registration/
> Early (before March 15) student registration is $25, or $35 with a shared
> hotel room. (Subsidized student hotel space is available only for students
> who live more than 30 miles away, and we have limited capacity, so please
> register early if you are requesting this option!)  Non-student early
> registration is $100. Registration includes attendance at all events;
> dinner on Friday; lunch on Saturday; and refreshments during breaks.
> Lodging for conference attendees is available at The Inn at Longwood
> Medical at a special conference rate of $209 (single) or $229 (double) -
> please book your lodging through the registration site.
> *Sponsorship:*
> NECWiC is cosponsored by ACM-W, Microsoft, and CRA-W. We are actively
> seeking additional sponsors and supporters! If you are interested in
> becoming a sponsor and/or connecting to students as an employer at the
> Career Fair, please visit https://necwic.hosting.acm.org/sponsors/ or
> contact Donna Seppy (donna.seppy at maine.edu).
> *Inquiries:*
> Please send any inquiries to necwic at simmons.edu or to the appropriate
> organizer:
>      https://necwic.hosting.acm.org/organizing-committee/
> Best regards, and we hope to see you in Boston in April!
> *Anne Applin* (Southern Maine Community College), Conference Chair
> *Marie desJardins* (Simmons University), Local Arrangements Chair
> *Stephanie Li* (Colby College) and *Deborah Boisvert* (University of
> Massachusetts-Boston), Program Co-Chairs
> *Donna Seppy* (University of Maine) and *Nanette Veilleux* (Simmons
> University), Sponsorship/Career Fair Co-Chairs
> *Amber Stubbs* (Simmons University), Poster Competition Chair
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