GHC 16 Conference Overview

GHC is a three-day conference designed to bring together women in computing to discuss research and career interests. The conference includes presentations on a variety of topics, professional development activities, an open source day and much more. We changed the format a bit from previous years; find out what each day has to offer with this overview. Our detailed schedule is now available! Check it out!

We’ve grouped together tracks that cover similar topics into groups we call Clusters. Tracks within a Cluster will be located near each other in each conference venue so it is easier for you to navigate our schedule and the physical rooms.

General Sessions Special Sessions
Technology Cluster Products A to Z Cluster Open Source World Cluster
Emerging Technology Cluster Career Cluster Organization Transformation Cluster

Wednesday, October 19 

General Sessions Keynotes and Awards
All attendees will meet in the Toyota Center for our headliners.
Expo
Don’t miss the Expo—a stimulating career fair to discover and apply for job opportunities at all levels across industry and academia. It could be the start of, or next step in, a great career. Check out the Expo Guide to find out about organizations interviewing and participating in the Expo.
Plenaries
Building off of the morning keynotes, these large sessions highlight industry leaders and innovators.
Posters Session
GHC hosts a mind-expanding poster session. Learn about the innovative technology the next generation is dreaming up—some presenters are also competing in the distinguished ACM Student Research Competition.
Special Sessions Professional Development Workshops
Catch the Professional Development Workshops at GHC 16! Whether you are just starting out or are further along in your career, you’ll get great tips and insights to build your leadership skills.

Thursday, October 20

General Sessions Expo
Don’t miss the Expo—a stimulating career fair to discover and apply for job opportunities at all levels across industry and academia. It could be the start of, or next step in, a great career. Check out the Expo Guide to find out about organizations interviewing and participating in the Expo.
Track Sessions Technology Cluster
Sessions throughout the day for the following tracks: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Systems Engineering (NEW in 2016), Data Science, Gaming, Human Computer Interaction, Security/Privacy and Software Engineering
Products A to Z Cluster
Sessions throughout the day for the following tracks: Products A to Z (previously Productization)
Emerging Technology Cluster
Sessions throughout the day for the following tracks: Internet of Things/Wearable Technology and Best Of
Career Cluster
Sessions throughout the day for the following tracks: General Career, Community and CRA-W (for professors and senior grad students)
Organizational Transformation Cluster
Sessions throughout the day for the following tracks: Organizational Transformation
Special Sessions Senior Women’s Program
This program for senior-level women is a great way to connect with peers across organizations. By invitation only.
Technical Executive Forum
By nomination and invitation only.

Friday, October 21

General Sessions Student Opportunity Lab
Searching for a job in industry, academia or government? Looking for an internship or research opportunity? Thinking about continuing your studies? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the interactive Student Opportunity Lab (SOL) might be the session for you. Mentors and speakers will hold brief sessions at their own tables. Navigate your own path through the tables featuring topics of interest to you.
Expo
Don’t miss the Expo—a stimulating career fair to discover and apply for job opportunities at all levels across industry and academia. It could be the start of, or next step in, a great career. Check out the Expo Guide to find out about organizations interviewing and participating in the Expo.
Closing Keynotes
All attendees will meet in the Toyota Center for our closing keynotes.
Friday Evening Celebration
Bust a move on the dance floor at GHC 16! Let’s make this a night— and a conference — to remember. It is a Grace Hopper Celebration, after all!
Track Sessions Technology Cluster
Sessions throughout the day for the following tracks: Data Science and Software Engineering
Open Source World Cluster
Sessions throughout the day for the following tracks: Open Source World
Special session in the cluster: Code-a-thon
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) adoption and usage is becoming widespread and is increasingly a requirement for many employment opportunities. By RSVP only.
Emerging Technology Cluster
Sessions throughout the day for the following tracks: Internet of Things/Wearable Technology and Best Of
Career Cluster
Sessions throughout the day for the following tracks: General Career, Faculty, Community, Speed Mentoring and CRA-W (for students)
Organizational Transformation Cluster
Sessions throughout the day for the following tracks: Organizational Transformation