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Microsoft Speakers and Representatives

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2012

This year, Microsoft is excited to have six executives and more than 150 Microsoft researchers and technical employees participating in the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing from October 3 to 6, 2012, in Baltimore, Maryland. Microsoft will support more than 12 different events, plenaries, presentations, and birds of a feather sessions. You can find us recruiting and at career night, the poster session, and the Sponsor Night party. The following schedule lists the sessions in which we will participate. You can also find Microsoft employees at our booth through the conference.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Time

Session Title

Speaker/Representative

Location

12:45–1:45 P.M.

Mentoring Your World: Introducing Women’s TechConnect

Rane Johnson

BCC: 327-329

2:00–3:00 P.M.

Publishing Your Research

Meredith Ringel Morris (University of Washington/ Microsoft)

BCC: 316-317

The Graduate School Experience

A.J. Brush

BCC: 314-315

3:15–4:15 P.M.

What If Women Were Extremely Effective Leadership Communicators?

Linda Apsley

BCC: 319-320

6:30–7:15 P.M.

For the Newcomers

 

BCC: Hall E

7:15 A.M.–10:00 P.M.

Career Fair and Poster Session

Microsoft employees and recruiters

BCC: Halls B-D

Booth #1315

 
Thursday, October 4, 2012

Time

Session Title

Speaker/Representative

Location

10:00 A.M.–7:30 P.M.

GHC – Microsoft Booth Staffed

Various Microsoft representatives

BCC: Hall B-C

Booth #1315

10:00 A.M.–11:00 A.M.

Creativity, Learning, and Social Software

Lili Cheng

BCC: 309

11:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M.

 

How to Get There: Secrets for Success, in the Style of GLEE

Jennifer Marsman

BCC: 319-320

Recruiting and Retaining Women from Underrepresented Groups

Maria Alvarez (panelist)

BCC: Ballroom II

6:30–7:30 P.M. 

General Reception (heavy hors d'oeuvres; open to all attendees)

Various Microsoft representatives 

BCC: Hall D

7:30–8:30 P.M.

Awards Ceremony

Various Microsoft representatives

BCC: Hall E

8:30 P.M.–12:00 A.M.

Post-Awards Presentation
Dancing

Various Microsoft representatives

BCC: Sharp Foyer

 
Friday, October 5, 2012

Time

Session Title

Speaker/Representative

Location

10:00–11:00 A.M.       

Go Lean, Go Agile–Are We There Yet?

Yunling Wang (moderator)

Rae Wang (panelist)

E143-144

3:45–4:45 P.M.

Are We There Yet? Finding Your Career Sweet Spot

Yina Arenas (moderator)

Rosa Enciso (panelist)

 

Portland

Ballroom 254-255

5:15–6:15 P.M.

Juggling Our Different Worlds

Yina Arenas, Rosa Enciso, and Natalie Gil

D135-136

Epic Win: Opening Doors for Women in Games Research and Development

Yina Arenas, Rosa Enciso, and Natalie Gil

C123-124

Technical Speaking: Toastmasters for Engineers

Michelle Chua

D135-136

5:15 P.M.

Are We Ready for the Next Level Yet? Perspectives from Junior Women in Technology

Kate Tsoukalas

B113-115

6:00–11:00 P.M.

RockIT Party

Rane Johnson

Maryland Science

Center