Sun Presentations at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

The Hopper conference
announced its acceptances yesterday. I just finished
collecting review results from Sun’s submitters. Sun staff submitted
or were part of groups which submitted 19 proposals to Hopper 2009 and
13 were accepted (69%) – Sun’s best acceptance rate ever! This includes
Susan Landau’s invited technical talk. The 2009 Sun presenters are from a very
broad range of Engineering disciplines: Microelectronics,
Software, Storage, Sun Labs, and the Systems group.

GHC 2009 will be held:

      Tucson, Arizona

      September 30 – October 3, 2009

Sun will be a

Platinum Corporate Sponsor
for the Hopper conference again this year.

Also, my daughter Jessica
sent in two GHC 2009 submissions, both of which were accepted. This is
Jessica’s third Hopper conference and her second as an accepted presenter
(she started out on my

Girl Geeks
panel in 2007). Jessica has just finished her Sophomore year
at Carnegie Mellon University.

Sun’s accepted submissions are:

    1. “Bits and Bites: Explaining Communications Security (and Insecurity) to Washington and Brussels” invited technical talk by
      Susan Landau
    2. “3D Collaborative Environments for Social Good” (Sun Proposal – accepted as a poster),
      Gilda Garreton and
      Nicole Yankelovich
    3. “Designing for the 100+ Year Archive” (Sun Proposal – accepted as a poster), with
      Cathleen Wharton
    4. “Developing sustainable technologies for an improved future” (panel submitted by Intel), includes Sudesna Dash
    5. “Formal verification on leading edge microprocessor design” (Sun Proposal – accepted as a poster) by
      Catherine Ahlschlager, Pamela Parish, and
      Shrenik Mehta
    6. “From Spec. to Silicon: Successful Validation of a Server-class SoC Microprocessor” (Sun Proposed Presentation), with
      Manisha Hardikar
    7. “Open Source Community Development” (Sun Proposed Panel), includes
      Valerie Fenwick,
      Teresa Giacomini, and others
    8. “Solving the Two Body Problem: Creating Technology While Maintaining Your Social Life” (NASA Proposed Panel), includes
      Katy Dickinson
    9. “Speed Mentoring for Latinas in Computing” (IBM Proposed BOF), includes
      Gilda Garreton
    10. “Technical Mentorship and Sponsorship: Why You Need It and How to Find It” (Google Proposed Panel), includes
      Cathleen Wharton
    11. “The Value of Awards & How to Get Them” (Sun Proposed Panel), includes
      Katy Dickinson
    12. Video blogging (Sun Proposal – accepted as a poster), includes
      Deirdre Straughan
    13. “Women and the Flat Connected World” (Sun Proposed Panel), includes
      Meenakshi Kaul-Basu

Some Hopper 2008 Photos:

Jessica’s Poster

Jessica Dickinson Goodman Poster Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2008
photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson
Sun Reception

Sun Micrysystems Reception Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2008
photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson
M Kaul-Basu

Meenakshi Kaul-Basu Panel Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2008
photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson
Susan Landau interview

Susan Landau interview Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2008
photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Images Copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

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