MICWIC 2019

Join us for presentations, panel discussions, a poster session, and career exploration. We welcome participation by anyone interested in learning about rewards of careers in computing fields or in advancing technology through broader representation of women.

Students! Come meet other people interested in computing, learn about career choices and graduate study, and attend a career fair.

Professionals! Meet and mentor the next generation of computing professionals, network with other technology leaders, and share your experiences and strategies for success.

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Anita Sarma

Associate Professor, Oregon State University

Anita Sarma

Anita Sarma is an Associate Professor at Oregon State University. Before this she was an Assistant Professor at University of Nebraska, Lincoln; a post-doctoral scholar at Carnegie Mellon University, and a doctoral student at University of California, Irvine. Through this journey her passion has been on helping humans make better software and work together. A primary focus of her research is in helping onboarding of newcomers and increasing diversity in Open Source Software. Overall, Dr. Sarma’s research has resulted in 42 peer-reviewed publications (33 conferences, 9 journals). Her work has been funded through NSF and Airforce (AFOSR). She has been the recipient of the NSF CAREER award.


What is MICWIC?

The 7th biennial Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing (MICWIC 2019) is part of a nationwide effort to increase the meaningful participation of women in the computing profession. In the tradition of prior ACM Celebrations, MICWIC 2019 will focus attention on the research success and career interests of women in computing and information technology. It will bring together students, faculty, and business leaders from across Michigan and neighboring states to discuss the role of women in today's technology fields, share experiences and strategies for success, and explore issues common to women working in these fields.

MICWIC is an ACM Celebration. For more information, contact micwic@acm.org


Countdown to MICWIC!

February 22: Last date for submissions

March 15: Pledges accepted until this date (space permitting)

March 29-30: MICWIC 2019
Friday, March 29:
4 pm - 10 pm: MICWIC Conference

Saturday, March 30
9 am - 4 pm: MICWIC Conference
1 pm - 3 pm: Career Fair

All MICWIC 2019 events are in the Eberhard Center, Grand Valley State University, 301 Fulton W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

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