3rd ACM-W Europe Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage 2016

September 12-13, 2016 @ Linz

Early Registration Ends on June 27, 2016

Planning on attending then do not wait to register for womENcourage 2016. Early registration is only 70 Euro. Submit a poster, apply for scholarships for ACM-W Europe Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage 2016 (http://womencourage.acm.org/) on September 12-13, 2016 at Johannes Kepler University, in Linz Austria. The program is online and will include inspiring keynote speakers, panel discussions, a Career Fair and Posters on both days of the Celebration.

Important Dates

May 9 Scholarships and Poster Applications Close

June 27 Early Registration Closes

September 12-13 womENcourage 2016 Celebration of Women in Computing

Submit your Resume! Attendees to the career fair should submit their resume to the CV database. These will be shared with our supporters so they can review your qualifications and speak with you about available positions.

Call for Posters! Abstracts Due May 9, 2016

Submit them here.

Scholarship Applications due May 9, 2016

The 3rd ACM-W Europe Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage 2016 Scholarship applications are open. We are delighted to announce scholarship applications are open to all students in Europe to encourage networking and collaboration between both students starting out in their field of study and those about to take their place in the commercial world. The scholarships will be awarded to successful applicants to enable them to attend ACM-W celebration of women in computing: womENcourage 2016. Funded by generous sponsors including ACM-W Europe, SIGPLAN, Google, Bloomberg, Microsoft Research, and Informatics Europe. In previous years scholarships have been awarded to students from 17 different countries across Europe. If you are interested in participating in the womENcourage Celebration of Women in Computing and you need help with a travel scholarship please check the conference site.

ACM-W Europe Needs Social Media and Outreach Volunteers

The Social Media and Outreach team of ACM-W Europe is looking for talented volunteers to help develop content and information. Do you want some great experience which is recognized and appreciated, then this is your team.

Send an email to acm_w_europe_outreach@acm.org and tell us about you.

HPC Community Study survey still open!

Our study is a preliminary analysis of workforce and research participation in HPC, and aims to quantify the current level of representation of women in HPC and to provide a baseline of evaluating possible reasons and suggesting ways for future changes of the demographics. One of the methods we use for our research is the survey.

If you haven’t already taken part and you are a person that works to any HPC field/sector and any position or uses HPC facilities for research purposes, please fill in our survey which you can find to this link.

Our survey has been running since the end of February 2016 and we have had a rather satisfactory number of responses. It will be open until the end of April 2016 to encourage even more people to participate.

Also, we would like to thank all the people that supported our study by responding to our survey or/and promoting it around the HPC community. This research is still a work in progress, thus details of the methods and research questions may still evolve. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Athina Frantzana (a.frantzana@sms.ed.ac.uk).

The European Celebration of Women in Computing will take place in Brussels during the Girls’ Day Week: 25-26 April 2016!

Make a difference to gender diversity in STEM with the Yfactor survey – Check it out here

23-24 MAY 2016 – SAN JOSE, CA – LEAD BEYOND.

2016 IEEE WIE International Leadership Conference


Join over 1100 women May 23 and 24th in San Jose, California for the 2016 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership conference. Targeting Mid and Senior level women in engineering, the exciting inspiration packed program has more than 50 speakers delivering session on Leadership, Entrepreneurship, innovation and emerging technology.

Informatica Feminale

The University of Bremen, Germany, invites women experts in computer science/informatics to contribute to the 19th Informatica Feminale. The international summer university will take place from August 08 to August 26, 2016, in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Bremen University.

Furthermore, we invite companies to sponsor the summer university.
There will be various opportunities to meet graduates of computer science and engineering at both the parallel summer universities Informatica Feminale and Ingenieurin-Sommeruni.

Every year, Informatica Feminale offers compact teaching in informatics/computer science for women students of all types of universities and colleges as well as for women professionals interested in further training. In this regard, entering higher education, developing a student career, transition into work and lifelong academic learning are equally applied. International lecturers and students meet at the summer university in Bremen to exchange and to use the place for experimentation, with the intention to develop and imply new impulses in informatics. The summer university is aiming at the professional networking of students and the advanced training for computer scientists on an academic level.