Sun @ Grace Hopper Conference 2009 (GHC09)

Sun is again a Platinum Sponsor of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC09). “Hopper” is an annual conference designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. The conference is presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). This year’s conference is almost sold out even though it does not start until 30 September, 2009 in Tucson, Arizona. Sun is honored to have fifteen invited speakers, presenters, panelists, posters, and birds-of-a-feature session leaders this year!

Thanks to Sun’s CTO Greg Papadopoulos for his long-term support of the Hopper Conference and the Anita Borg Institute! (Greg is an ABI Trustee-Emeritus.) Thanks also to the Women-West@Sun (particularly Susan Miller) for funding Sun’s 2009 GHC Platinum Sponsorship!

Why go to Hopper?

    1. Professional education, celebration, and excitement
    2. Networking (with Sun and non-Sun attendees) and Visibility
    3. Recruiting (University and Professional)

Sun’s Giveaways and Images for Hopper 2009

    • Sun GHC 2009 Advertisement/Program and Poster Image

      Sun GHC 2009 Advertisement/Program and Poster Image
photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson

      Thanks to Margaret Nguyen for her work on this! There will be a poster version of this image at Sun’s exhibit hall table.
    • Sun Women in Engineering Tshirt, cloth is espresso (dark brown)
    • Sun’s shirt front, with correct colors

      Sun's Grace Hopper Conference tshirt front, with correct colors
photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson
      Sun’s shirt back, colors will be blue and green

      Sun's Grace Hopper Conference tshirt back, colors will be blue and green
photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson
    • Sun Women in Engineering Water Bottle (in every conference attendee’s bag)
    • Sun's Grace Hopper Conference water bottle
photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson

    • Distributing 100 copies of Greg’s new book
      Citizen Engineer: A Handbok for Socially Responsible Engineering, (fifty copies at a book signing after his 1 October talk, fifty at the Sun exhibit hall table)

      Citizen Engineer book by Greg Papadopoulos, David Douglas, John Boutelle
photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson
    • We have borrowed a black Sun logo table cloth from University Relations. They are also generously sending some tshirts and pens.
    • Distributing copies of two Sun Labs Technical Reports:

      “Sun Mentoring: 1996-2009”
      (2009, by Katy Dickinson, Tanya Jankot,
      and Helen Gracon)

      “Technology and Courage”
      (1996, Ivan Sutherland)
    • OpenSolaris standing banner for Sun’s exhibit hall table.

Sun’s Schedule at Hopper 2009

    • Wednesday, 30 September

      7 pm – Ania Pavilion, Poster Session, during the Opening Reception (featuring 4 Sun posters)

      – “3D Collaborative Environments for Social Good” poster by
      Gilda Garreton and Nicole Yankelovich

      – “Designing for the 100+ Year Archive” poster by Cathleen Wharton

      – “Formal verification on leading edge microprocessor design” poster by Catherine Ahlschlager

      – Video blogging poster by Deirdre Straughan
    • Thursday, 1 October

      10 am – Tucson A – “Citizen Engineer – Become One” talk by Greg Papadopoulos with Sophie Vanderbroek (Xerox CTO) – book signing after the talk

      10 am – PW4 – Tucson E, “Developing sustainable technologies for an improved future” (Sudesna Dash, panelist)

      11:15 am – PW6 – San Pedro 1-2, “The Value of Awards and How to Get Them” (Katy Dickinson, panelist)

      11:15 am – PW9 – Tucson F, “Women and the Flat Connected World” (Meenakshi Kaul-Basu and Sumitha Prashant, panelists)

      3:15 pm – PW13 – Tucson E, “Open Source Community Development” (Valerie Fenwick and Teresa Giacomini, panelists)
    • Friday, 2 October

      10 am – PW18 – San Pedro 1-2, “From Spec. to Silicon: Performance Benchmarking through the Lifecycle of Chip Development” (Manisha Hardikar presenter)

      10 am – PW17 – Starr Circle Pavilion, “Technical Mentorship and Sponsorship: Why You Need It and How to Find It” (Cathleen Wharton, panelist)

      11:15 am – 12:15 pm Starr Circle Pavilion “The Software Soul: Maximizing Profitability by Unleashing the Spirit of Software Teams” (Meenakshi Kaul-Basu, panelist)

      1:45 pm – IT6 – San Luis 1-2, Susan Landau invited talk “Bits and Bites: Explaining Communications Security (and Insecurity) in Washington and Brussels”

      1:45 pm – PW26 – Tucson E, “Solving the Two Body Problem: Creating Technology While Maintaining Your Social Life” (Katy Dickinson, panelist)

      5:30 pm – BOF9 – San Pedro 1-2, “Speed Mentoring for Latinas in Computing” (with Gilda Garreton)

Images Copyright 2006-2009 by Katy Dickinson and Sun Microsystems


Filed under Hopper - Anita Borg Institute

2 responses to “Sun @ Grace Hopper Conference 2009 (GHC09)

  1. Ooh lovely shirts! My Sun GHC shirt I got last year is still one of my favourites. I wear it all the time. Hope to pick one up this year!! 🙂

  2. Manisha Hardikar

    Thank you again, Katy!
    It was great to attend the conference
    for the first time, and our T-shirts were
    an absolute hit!!!
    BTW, Sophie Vanderbroek wanted a copy
    of Greg’s book – by the time she stopped
    by, we’d already run out of it 🙂

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