Two of our Women in Computer Science (WiCS) and CS Major students, Keara Halpern and Vera Zhang, attended the Grace Hopper Celebration 2019 in Orlando, Florida this month. Grace Hopper Celebration is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. In 1987, computer scientist Dr. Anita Borg started a digital community for women in computing. Over the years, that community has grown and changed to become the leading organization for women in technology. Today, AnitaB.org works with women technologists in more than 50 countries, and partners with leading academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies.
Vera and Keara arrived Tuesday October 1st and spent the next 5 days learning from guest speakers, interviewing with leading technological companies, making life long connections with other women in computer science and of course having a world of fun! They also spent some time with fellow CS Majors and WFU Alum students who go back year after year!