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Getting Excited for the Grace Hopper Conference 2015

I am FINALLY at my FIRST Grace Hopper Conference! I am getting super excited as I walk around to register, pick up badges and get my registration bag, full of swag (shhhh, I don’t want to ruin the surprise for everyone, so I am not posting the pic of all the NEAT swag in the registration bag….at a later time). 

This was one of the beautiful standing banners going from the Hilton Americas to the George R. Brown Convention Center. I love the colors and it immediately grabbed my attention.

I am actually one of those people who pay BIG attention to businesses who sponsor/support the organizations I am in and/or conferences I attend, ESPECIALLY the ones geared towards women in tech and women of color in tech. 

THANK YOU to this great list of sponsors! 

Now that we have all of the formalities and niceties out of the way, I have a couple of questions for the city of Houston :

  1. WHAT are you all building/doing to downtown that ENTIRE STREETS are dug up and there is either ONE lane or NO lanes (completely blocked off)? It looks like armageddon around the convention center! LOL! I know, I know, you all are preparing the city for BIGGER and BETTER (they say everything is bigger in TEXAS, so we’ll see!).
  2. 90+ degree highs in October PLUS humidity – well, I’ll be walking around having the “Chaka Khan hairdo special” all week! #BigHairAlert

Lastly, THANK YOU , Houston, for all of the friendly faces and smiles greeting us at registration and in the hotels! Southern hospitality is flowing strong around here today!