Grace Hopper Celebration 2015

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This is a short introduction to that page that is simply dedicated to one of the biggest event of the year, The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2015 (#GHC15).

By now everyone who knows me know how my passion for technology has boomed substantially. Besides my courses taking at Baruch College, I have been actively learning on my own, digging for knowledge that can eventually help me succeed in the tech industry especially as an African-American woman, since this industry has long been dominated by the male.

One day I learned about one of the first women who had challenged the tech male industry stereotype. Her name was Grace Hopper. First thing about her I discovered was a short movie about her extraordinary work in computing. I invite you to watch this 17mns movie from ESPN .

Grace Hopper has since become an inspiration to me, and more research about her led me to Anita Borg Institute Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) dedicated website. There I stumbled upon their scholarship to attend GHC15. I applied, wrote an essay and eventually was choosen among the 21% of applicants. Tomorrow, I will be heading to Houston Texas to celebrate with over 11000 (> eleven thousand) technical women from around the world.

Scholar picture display from Grace Hopper website

Clemence – Scholar picture display from Grace Hopper website

Although a lot of unfortunate things had happened to me during the past week alone, I will do my best to focus on this great moment that I had been looking forward to since July when I learn that I won the scholarship.

I am keeping my fingers crossed since as of right now my computer is having issue connecting wirelessly. Yup! Very convenient… WHY????? My attempt to get it fix at apple last Friday didn’t work since they were completely booked. I have another appointment today to get it fix because I will definitely need to be able to connect via wireless.

I will do my best to keep you posted about all the exiting things taking place during the three-days conference. I am so excited and can’t wait.

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I am so grateful for this opportunity and thank the almighty a lot. I am very thankful to Thomson Reuters for being my sponsor and helping me make a big step toward a successful career in technology. Last but not least, I thank all the applications reviewers who took time out of their busy schedule to make over 600 women dreams from around the world come true.

You may also follow me @djoulyc and @clemencedesigns. My Facebook page will also be updated as well.
Better yet join everyone on Twitter with #GHC15.
Stay tuned for my next post tomorrow.



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