Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing comes to the University of Waterloo this weekend

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The University of Waterloo and David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science will host the fourth annual Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing this weekend.

The conference brings together female professionals from across the province, students and faculty who are interested in, or working in, computing. The conference, on November 8 and 9 helps generate excitement about the field while providing attendees with opportunities for networking, sharing and mentoring.

A number of speakers will address attendees including, Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College, Carol Leaman, CEO of Axonify Inc, and Kelley Irwin, VP of Technology Solutions, TD Bank Group.

“We are excited to host this event at the University of Waterloo where so much cutting-edge computer research takes place and much of that by women,“ said Professor Kate Larson of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. “This is an important opportunity to showcase the exciting contributions being made by women in computing, and to inspire female students to pursue computing.”

Previously held in Kingston, London, and Toronto, Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing 2013 is set to be the largest event in the annual series so far.

In addition to hearing speakers, attendees will participate in a number of technical sessions, a research poster competition and a job fair.

A full schedule of events is available through the ONCWIC website.