So, fabulously, I get to go to the Grace Hopper Conference in sunny (we hope) Orlando Florida come mid-October. Katy Dickinson (I bet you can figure out the relationship :-D) and I are doing a panel called “Girl Geeks in High School – Technical Experiences of Future Inventors” with some accomplished an intelligent young Silicon Valley women. If you have never been to this conferance (I’ve only been vicariously through stories and tshatshkis), look it up. There are amazing looking panels and speakers and, on a totally young note, Disney World!
I have been selected to be an official blogger so I will be posting thoughts about panels I attend, so you can attend vicariously as well! Here are some of the panels that caught my eye to give you an idea of what might be coming up:
(the links are to the description of that panel. Note: this one has a CMU person on it. Yay!)
An Introduction to Intrusion Detection
Maybe I can design a better TSA 😉
Using technology to empower women in the developing world
Business Innovation through accurate, high-volume data capture: Using RFID to shed light on the dark corners of the enterprise
RFIDs are always interesting. They have so much potential for organizing information when used on goods and so much potential for violating privacy when used on people. I can’t wait to learn more.
Mentoring Makes MAGIC for Middle and High School Girls
With friends coming up the pipeline it would be nice to know what might help them love technology more.
Making the Future Web Accessible to People with Disabilities
Learning by Doing: Using Internships to Discover Where You Belong
Wireless Security Best Practice Guidelines
Important for those of us who live on an open network.
Storytelling as Role Modeling: Collecting Oral Histories
What you don’t write down and don’t tell anyone won’t help anyone in the future
Girl Geeks in High School – Technical Experiences of Future Inventors
And this is just an abbreviated list of things going on at a diverse and lively conferance. I hope everyone has an innovative day!
“A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are for. Sail out to sea and do new things.” Grace Hopper