Heidi Ellis Presents at World's Largest Women in Computing Conference
Posted November 16, 2012
Heidi Ellis (second from left) receives an award for being on the Grace Hopper Open Source Day Committee
Heidi Ellis, Chair and Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology, represented the University at the Grace Hopper Women in Computing conference in October both as a participant and a presenter. She presented on two panels where she discussed "Participating in Open Source Communities: Getting Started" and "Finding your Community and Changing the World." Ellis traveled to the Maryland conference with Isabel Velazquez and Elise Duquette, two sophomores majoring in Computer Science. While there, they had the chance to participate in Open Source Day, a hackathon where participants work on enhancing a variety of open source software projects.
Isabel Velazquez (left) and Elise Duquette enjoy the conference
The event is the largest conference for women in computing in the world. This year's theme, "Are We There Yet?," included innovative sessions focused on making an impact in many domains, from technical to social.
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