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GHC2014: Doing Good with Technology

Pretty photo to come.This is post 2/4 of talks I’m covering for the GHC community. You can view the wiki page here for more information!When I grow up, I want to have a career where I know for certain my work is making a positive impact. Aside fro…

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The Dynamics of Hyper Effective Teams

I love me some interactive workshops. This afternoon I went to the GHC session “The Dynamics of Hyper Effective Teams” and it was a really valuable experience to give me tools to look at my pattern and comfort-zone when it comes to 1) contributing to my team in a group setting, 2) looking at my […]

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Winning at the Game of Office Politics

Here at the second day of Grace Hopper Celebration 2014 we have just had Megan Smith, the CTO of the USA as the surprise of the day, and later Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella was interviewed on stage. My day continues with Jo Miller’s leadership workshop:”Winning the game of office politics”. I must admit that I […]

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GHC14: Accountability and Metrics for Gender Diversity

Panelists: Laszlo Bock, SVP People Operations, Google; Danielle Brown, Cheif of Staff, Intel; Theresa Kushner, VP of Enterprise Information Management, VMware; Denise Menelly, Shared Service Operations Eecutive for Global echnology and Operations, BofA…

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GHC14 General Poster Session

The poster session is an amazing way for students to show off their research. The best thing about it? There is such a range of topics and areas of computing covered. I sat in on a couple of speakers as they gave an overview of their poster and of cour…

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GHC2014: Integrating Gaming and Fitness Panel

From left to right: Miko (Microsoft), Katherine (Sevencut), Ellen (GTech) and Amber (Salesforce)This is post 1/4 of talks I’m covering as a volunteer for the GHC community. You can view the wiki page here to find more information!I’ve played a lot of D…

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GHC14: Dance Guide 101

Let’s take a moment to remember our middle school dances. Awkward. 

 I hope you remembered to pack your dancing shoes! The conference offers two dances, both to be a blast. 

    Disclaimer: I’ll be honest and say I have two left feet and only know where my hips are without the slightest idea of how to sway them. 


Let’s break down the dances 

Dance One: 

    A smaller version of the end of conference celebration dance, filled with music of all sorts. Surely to prep you for the E.O.C. celebration dance. Last year, I was delighted to dance the night away with my new friends, and cool off with some ice cream (bomb stick mmm). We danced everything from salsa to hip hop, formed more than one Congo line and had miniature dance offs. Can’t dance? Neither can I and it doesn’t matter. The dances are another way to meet new people, make new friends, and a great alternative to hitting the gym.  

Thursday, 8:30 -12:00 AM ,North 120 Ballroom 

End of Conference Celebration: 

    Sweet tooth lovers unite! The end of conference celebration is a do not miss event! Microsoft and Google sponsor the event and boy do they know how to put on a party. Pick up a t shirt from either one (Note*  *In past years, the shirts have run a bit small, so keep that in mind) or both. Last year, a stand up comedian made us laugh while we dined on all sorts of sweets. 

And by sweets I mean: 

  • Ice cream station (full fledged, with nuts, sprinkles, cherries, whipped cream)
  • Cake pops 
  • Cookies, Brownies 
  • Fresh fruit 
  • Water and coffee are served as well. 

Glow sticks are passed around and the dance begins. The DJ spins beats that span everything from electronic to pop (and all things in between). 

It’s hard to put into words what the end of dance feels like. Sure it’s bittersweet but it’s also a new beginning. For some people, the conference offers affirmation, for others, it’s a refreshing reminder that they aren’t alone-ever. It is simply amazing. 

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Episode 77, Alan Eustace (GHC14)

In this episode, Alan Eustace (Senior Vice President, Knowledge at Google) answer what junior level allies can do in response to mid-management push back and the two different paths his daughters took to their love of Computer Science.
Thanks to Cody W…

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Episode 76, Ruthe Farmer (GHC14)

In this episode Social Impact Award winner, Ruthe Farmer, talks about her work and what the Aspirations in Computing Award is.
Get all the info about the award and how to apply!
Get Involved: Volunteer!
Thanks to Cody Whitesell and Ruby Shuz.

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GHC2014 Day 1 Wrap-up

Outside of the Phoenix Convention Center around 6PM PDT.I spent the majority of Wednesday panicking and making calls because the airline misplaced my luggage. Luckily, they called me right after the keynote talk (Shafi Goldwasser blew me away with her …

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