The ACM Women Europe (ACM-W Europe) mission is to foster women’s education and careers in computing, and encourage the European professional and scholarly community to promote the participation and professional development of women in computing and recognize their contributions to the field. It fulfills the ACM-W mission to support, celebrate and advocate internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.
Message from ACM-W Europe Chair, Rukiye Altin
To all ACM-W Europe members, greetings! The sun is out, and it’s the time of the year to wake up to the sunlight glistening through the trees. It’s the time of the year to participate in many events and activities. On behalf of all ACM-W Europe committee members, we have been thinking about how we, as ACM-W Europe, can support our members better. This June, we had a physical meeting with our Executive Committee in Belgium, and our agenda’s most important topic was how to communicate well with our chapters and members. We’ll announce the new progress to keep our family active soon.
This year, we had our first collaborative event with ACM-W India, Indo-European ACM Celebration of Women in Computing: A Decade Celebration. It was a significant and valuable event for us because both regions are celebrating their 10th anniversary. We were lucky to have Reyyan Ayfer, founder of ACM-W Europe, and Arati Dixit, founder of ACM-W India, as our panelists. We will keep having such events with ACM-W India because collaboration spreads more word.
As we all know, ACM-W has started a new campaign in December 2022 and is encouraging all ACM-W chapters to partner with other ACM-W chapters from the same/different state, country, or region to become a Buddy. We are proud to announce that we have started that collaboration with both our professional and student chapters. The Trondheim Chapter of the ACM-W and The Greek Chapter of the ACM-W are buddies to work on academic projects together as professional chapters. ACM Bilkent, Turkey, and ACM-W ATU Letterkenny, Ireland, became our first student chapter buddies. We can’t wait to see the work of our chapters in the future.
I would like to thank all ACM-W Europe members for their continued support. As ACM-W Europe, being transparent and communicative for interaction is important. We invite you to discuss anything that can help us grow more because new ideas may bring further success. I wish everyone a great summer!
The theme of the conference is Computing Connecting Everyone. The general chairs will be professors Kerstin Bach and Letizia Jaccheri. We met the organizing team this year when they attended the event in Larnaca.
|Poster Workshop & Tutorial submission due:||1 May 2023|
|Scholarship submission due:||10 June 2023|
|Registration opens:||1 June 2023|
|Hackathon registration opens:||22 July 2023|
|Event Dates:||20-22 September 2023|
In this issue:
- HiPEAC Reproducibility Student Challenge 2024
- womENcourage™ – Celebration of Women in Computing
- Join us in Trondheim, Norway on 20-22 September 2023
- Call for proposals to organise womENcourage 2025
- Telling our stories by Eivind Dalholt
- ACM-W Europe Social Media Highlights
- Announcements and News:
- Open Academic Positions
- ACM Awards and Advanced Grades of Membership Deadlines
Telling our stories – Eivind Dalholt
This month let’s hear from Eivind Dalholt who attended womENcourage™ 2022. He is a bachelor’s degree student in informatics at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway and he really enjoyed Cyprus’ hackathon with the theme “Software solutions for blending the arts with science”.
“The conference consisted of interesting keynotes, and a very fun hackathon. I enjoyed the hackathon the most because we got to make our own idea and prototype, and work with it for 7 hours.”
Read the entire article on our blog.
womENcourage past chair – diversity drives societal change
We are acknowledging the milestone of 10 years of womENcourage with a series of blogs from past chairs who organised this event successfully so far. This month we have Tiziana Catarci, who was co-chair of womENcourage 2019.
“I had the opportunity to cooperate with many volunteers (female and male) who strongly believe in the essential value of diversity and inclusion to create a more equitable, fair, and sustainable digital society, as advocated by the title of the conference: Diversity Drives Societal Change.”
Read the blog here.