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Month: October 2015

Recap: The Final Day of a Record-Breaking Grace Hopper Celebration

Recap: The Final Day of a Record-Breaking Grace Hopper Celebration

GHC 2015 wrapped up with a lineup of more inspiring speakers and a dance party that continued through the night. Catch up on all the highlights.

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GHC15: Lunchtime Table Topics

So I gave a Lunchtime Table Topic talk at GHC15 on the topic “The Asian-American Identity in the Tech Industry.”Some Background:I was nervous over my choice of topic.  Let me explain–I have to advertise that I am half Japanese-American, or&n…

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GHC15: Friday Afternoon Plenary

Isis Anchalee from One Login was featured in SF Bay Area BART stations as an engineer at One Login. She never thought that allowing her photo to appear in a train station would spark a dialogue on whether or not she was an actual engineer.She then star…

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Lead the C suite: women entrepreneurs

Presenters Shea Tate-Di Donna Linda Maepa Marcella Jewell Danielle Strachman Elissa Shevinsky Ellis a had been starting companies since 2008. She saw early on that all founders had more fun and took all the important decisions. Her take on startups is to just not give up. Her motto is to keep failing and moving up. Linda has a background […]

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GHC15: Denice Denton Emerging Leader and A. Richard Newton Educator ABIE

Lydia Tapia of University of New MexicoDr. Tapia’s team studies motions. Things like swing control of load on an autonomous flight vehicle.That is – she gets to play with robots!  But, why does she do it? To see her students go on and get funding …

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GHC15: Lead the C-Suite: Women Entrepreneurs

The theme of this year’s conference if “Our Time to Build” which Danielle Strachman said was perfect for female entrepreneurs.The panel of four women introduced themselves:Danielle StrachmanShea Tate-Di DonnaLinda MaepaElissa ShevinskyMarcella Jewell (…

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Query Understanding in Product Search (Tanvi Motwani)

Overall comments: I think its a very good entry level talk that explains what goes into query parsing and detection and how its a complex and interesting problem on its own. I have to get a link to the slices and post it here. Meanwhile, here is my raw blog post which I will clean […]

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GHC15: It’s Okay to Fail

This session focused on growth mindset versus fixed mindset, and how to acknowledge the failures in our own careers that have been disguised opportunities for growth and advancement. Growth mindset is the idea that ability is not innate, but is rather developed through hard work and dedication, and that failure is a learning opportunity. The […]

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GHC15: Keynote: Robotics as a Part of Society

Manuela Veloso, Herbert A. Simon University Professor, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University.Robots use sensors and reasoning to have autonomy. They use radars, lasers and cameras to see, and wheels to get around.  There are Roo…

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GHC15 Building your brand as an emerging leader/tech expert.

I blogged Jo Miller’s talk last year and was elated when the schedule came out and she was on it. Jo gives amazing career advice and now that I’m living my first year in corporate life, it’s only fitting that I continue to learn from …

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