Microsoft Speakers and Representatives

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2013

October 2–5, 2013 | Minneapolis, MN, United States

This year, nine executives and more than 200 Microsoft researchers and technical employees will participate in the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (October 2 to 5, 2013, in Minneapolis, Minnesota). Microsoft will support more than 21 different events, plenaries, presentations, and Student Opportunity Lab sessions. You can meet and talk to Microsoft employees at our booth throughout the conference. The much loved dance party will be part of the Friday night party, which is co-sponsored by Microsoft.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Time

Session title

Speaker/representative

Location

11:15 A.M.– 12:15 P.M.

Senior women in computing networking lunch
(by invitation/application only)

Julie Larsen-Green

TBD

12:30–4:30 P.M.

Fearing your own success…do I want to be singled out? 
(General Session)

Vidya Srinivasan

TBD

Careers in intellectual property law

(General Session)

Holly Nguyen

TBD

Think beyond limits

(General Session)

Todd Van Nurden

TBD

Thinking big about careers in test: driving your career in forward

(Student Opportunity Lab)

Kate Tsoukalas

TBD

Careers in intellectual property law

(Student Opportunity Lab)

Julie Kane Akhter

TBD

Driving products forward with a PhD

(Student Opportunity Lab)

Rosa Enciso

TBD

CRA-W (Mid-Career Academic)

(CRA-W Career Mentoring Workshop)

Kathryn McKinely
(workshop facilitator)

200 D-G

12:45–1:45 P.M.

CRA-W (Early Career): Finding your dream job

(CRA-W Career Mentoring Workshop)

Jaeyeon Jung

200 H-J

2:00–3:00 P.M.

CRA-W (Graduate Track): Publishing your research

(CRA-W Career Mentoring Workshop)

Jaime Teevan

200 A-C

 
Thursday, October 3, 2013

Time

Session title

Speaker/representative

Location

12:45-2:15 P.M.

Women of color luncheon

Jacky Wright

MCC: Ballroom B

3:45–4:45 P.M.

Building media and game experiences with Xbox SmartGlass

(Lightning Talk)

Rosa Thomas

101 D-G

5:15–6:16 P.M.

New fish in a big pond: breaking into the media and entertainment industry as a new college hire

(Student Opportunity Lab)

Cassandra Yaple, Lena Wolfe, Katie Chironis

101 D-G

 
Friday, October 4, 2013

Time

Session title

Speaker/representative

Location

10:15–11:15 A.M.

Native or web, which app to build? Mobile developer’s dilemma

(General Session)

Kate Tsoukalas

200 A-C

Design principles for high scale distributed systems

(Lightning Talk)

Irina Frumkin

101 H-J

11:45 A.M.–12:45 P.M.

Asking for a raise and getting it

(Lightning Talk)

Matt Wallaert

Auditorium Room 2

3:45–4:45 P.M.

Panel: Innovative solutions in attracting more women in computing

Rane Johnson

(moderator)

Auditorium Room 3

UWIC Panel: Breaking through the concrete ceiling/avoiding the glass cliff: a diverse perspective

Maria Alvarez

(panelist)

200 A-J

Delivering media on any device, anywhere—what does it really take?

(Lightning Talk)

Sonal Gandhi

101 H-J

Building responsive entertainment experiences

(Lightning Talk)

Caitie McCaffrey

5:15–6:15 P.M.

Streaming big data for service analytics

(Student Opportunity Lab)

Yoonji Shin

101 H-J