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[[File:Grace_Hopper_Panel.jpg|thumb|300px|Panellists at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.]]The '''Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing''' (often shortened to Grace Hopper, Grace Hopper Celebration, or GHC) is a conference aimed at women in computing. Co-founded by Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle Whitney in 1994 and inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, the Institute’s [http://gracehopper.org/ Grace Hopper Celebration] (GHC) conference is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. It is the largest technical conference for women in computing and results in collaborative proposals, networking and mentoring for junior women and increased visibility for the contributions of women in computing. Conference presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industry, academia and government. Top researchers present their work while special sessions focus on the role of women in today’s technology fields.
 
[[File:Grace_Hopper_Panel.jpg|thumb|300px|Panellists at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.]]The '''Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing''' (often shortened to Grace Hopper, Grace Hopper Celebration, or GHC) is a conference aimed at women in computing. Co-founded by Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle Whitney in 1994 and inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, the Institute’s [http://gracehopper.org/ Grace Hopper Celebration] (GHC) conference is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. It is the largest technical conference for women in computing and results in collaborative proposals, networking and mentoring for junior women and increased visibility for the contributions of women in computing. Conference presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industry, academia and government. Top researchers present their work while special sessions focus on the role of women in today’s technology fields.
   
The Grace Hopper Celebration is a program of the [[Anita Borg Institute|Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology]] .
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The Grace Hopper Celebration is a program of the [[Anita Borg Institute|Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology]] (ABI).
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== Criticism ==
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In 2014, GHC featured a [http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/GHC_2014_Male_Allies_Plenary_Panel "male allies" plenary session]. The controversial panel drew criticism from both attendees as well as people outside the conference, and three of the four panelists agreed to a 'reverse panel' follow-up discussion organized by attendees the next day.
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== Links ==
 
== Links ==

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Panellists at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (often shortened to Grace Hopper, Grace Hopper Celebration, or GHC) is a conference aimed at women in computing. Co-founded by Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle Whitney in 1994 and inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, the Institute’s Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) conference is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. It is the largest technical conference for women in computing and results in collaborative proposals, networking and mentoring for junior women and increased visibility for the contributions of women in computing. Conference presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industry, academia and government. Top researchers present their work while special sessions focus on the role of women in today’s technology fields.

The Grace Hopper Celebration is a program of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI).

Criticism

In 2014, GHC featured a "male allies" plenary session. The controversial panel drew criticism from both attendees as well as people outside the conference, and three of the four panelists agreed to a 'reverse panel' follow-up discussion organized by attendees the next day.


Links

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