I'm really excited to be attending this year's Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Baltimore, and I hope you'll consider going, too! Tomorrow is the last day for early bird prices, so register now!
This year is a particularly special year for me. I've been hoping to get my husband to Grace Hopper for a while, but it's never quite worked out. I really want him to get a glimpse into my world of 'women in tech' since I do so much work in the area (outreach, trying to improve curriculum, and so on). I imagine he'll have lots of useful insight and information to bring back to his workplace. I also think he'll really enjoy the technical talks.
Since this year's conference is just nine hours from home, we're planning on driving there. Not only that, but we're hoping to bring our daughter, who will be 9.5 months old at the time. Being able to introduce both of them to all the amazing technical women I now call friends thrills me to no end.
I'm also going to be one of the co-chairs for the Communities Committee this conference, so it's shaping up to be my best year yet!
Whatever your reasons for attending (and there are many!), I hope to see you there. Remember: early bird registration ends tomorrow (July 31)!