Organised By: AnitaB.org
Women transform Technology
Hopperx1 London is a one-day locally organized event modelled after our Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). This immersive event brings together women technologists at all levels – along with leading companies from industry, academia, and research – to build relationships, learn, and advance their careers.
The program includes keynote speakers, panel discussions, as well as workshops and talks by inspiring women from our London WiT community, which will be split into Technical, Professional Development, and Community tracks.
By listening to women in technical industries and participating in hands-on workshops, you will gain insight into recent technology trends in the city, what it takes to be a successful woman in tech, and tips and stories from women creating technologies that are changing the world.
Our objectives include
Deliver opportunities and tools that allow women to grow, learn, and develop across the entire technical career path, including student, academic, re-entry, and transitional stages
Advocate for solutions that benefit women across multiple dimensions, including race, sexual orientation, age, religion, ability, and temperament.
Champion women technologists in industry and academia by calling for accountability, transparency, and lasting change.
Shatter cultural perceptions that limit women in their quest to build meaningful careers and claim positions of influence in technology
Strengthen our collective, diverse voices, showcase women Innovators. Hopperx1 London offers a platform for local women to present and discuss their work. Apply to give a talk or lead a workshop.
Start at 8am Registration and breakfast
Opening keynotes 8:45am to 10:30am
Career fair runs throughout the day until 5pm (tbc)
Closing keynotes - Executive Panel and closing talk 5:15pm - 6:15pm
The full agenda can be reviewed here
General Registration and Free Registration for students studying STEM-related degrees
We welcome people of all genders and backgrounds to attend 2019 Hopperx1 London. Our program will be designed to:
Celebrate technical impact and accomplishments of women and gender diverse folk at all career and academic levels
Enable women to network with peers, allies and mentors in the London area, and support one another along their career paths
Equip women and allies with technical and career skills through a variety of interactive and hands-on sessions
Inspire curiosity and action whether you are an experienced technologist or new to the technology field
We appreciate your enthusiasm for Hopperx1 London and your commitment to gender diversity in technology. To make attendance accessible to all, we will provide flexible registration options, including a full day general registration, discounted price for students, and a limited number of scholarships that provides free admission to all sessions, career fair, lunch, and reception.
Free Registration for STEM-related students
We have a limited number of free registration spaces still available for undergraduate students and post-graduate students to attend our one-day Celebration to gain access to career workshops, networking opportunities, and memories that will last a lifetime.
Please apply via https://forms.gle/AdWTH1pmx94PLJRk6
Brenda Darden Wilkerson - President and CEO of AnitaB.org
Mico Yuk - CEO and founder of BI Brainz and the BI Dashboard Formula (BIDF) methodology
Wincie Wong - Digital FinTech Champion & Diversity in Tech Ceiling Breaker - Head of Rose Review at Natwest
Ali Heron - SVP and Head of Engineering at Two Sigma Investments LP
Nicola Palmer - Head of Corporate and Operational Information Systems at Eurostar International Ltd
Featured Talk: The rise of the Super Leader: Leader @Home, Leader @Work The Contradiction Era
Giselle Aldridge - Founder and Principal Consultant at Colossians Consulting
Featured Talk: DIY Pay Equity
Professor Julie A. McCann - Professor of Computer Systems at Imperial College London
Featured Talk: From IoT to Smart Dust
Dr. Larissa Suzuki - Senior Principal Product Manager at Oracle & Associate Professor at UCL
Featured Talk: Productionising Machine learning
Adiba Maduegbuna - Founder at ANIM Sessions & Android Developer at Asos
Creating music through code, an introduction to Live Coding
Heather Hackett - Senior Statistician/Data Scientist at Capital One
Featured Talk -Credit Scoring and Understanding the Black Box
Amy Kate Boyd - Cloud Developer Advocate (UK) in AI/ML , Developer Relations, Microsoft
A (brief) Past, Present and Future of ethics in AI Technologies
Isabel Costa - Software Developer at Impresa
Why, Where and How to contribute to Open Source
Samantha Reynolds - Director at Microsoft
Blockchains for Business: Separating Hype from Reality
Misa Ogura - Software Engineer at BBC R&D
Featured Talk: Seeing is believing - Using FlashTorch to shine a light on what neural nets "see"
Aliaksandra Sankova - Senior Software Engineer at Mycujoo
Building microservices with Vert.x
Anne Ryan & Jessica Furness from Palantir Technologies, Inc.
Craft Your Best CV: You Can't Shatter the Glass Ceiling Until You've Made it Through the Front Door Workshop
Janet Macmillan Experience lead & Tish Sheridan Documentation lead at MathWorks UK
Hands On with Deep Learning and Internet of Things (IoT) workshop
Dr. Aygul Zagidullina - Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Assistant based in London
Tech for Good: Making a Difference with Google Assistant
Jessica Man - VP at Goldman Sachs
Featured Talk: Taking Control of Java Runtime at Enterprise Scale
Stephanie Mertz - Software Engineer at Two Sigma Investments LP
Collaboratively Achieving Quality Data in the Big Data Era
Hyonjee Joo - Sofware Engineer at Two Sigma Investments LP
Accelerating Time Series Research With Greenhouse: an Engine for Testing Hypotheses at Scale
Jyothi Gupta - Architect, Data Scientist and Smart City Leader at UCL
Spatial Networks and Urban Simulation
Alejandro Davila - Forward Deployed Software Engineer at Palantir Technologies
Cracking the Internship Code: A Crash Course for Students Starting Out in Tech!
Arianna Saracino - Product Support Engineer at Graphcore
Is there life after the PhD?
Keely Erhardt - Software Engineer at Improbable
Automated MMO Performance Testing: Understanding the Performance Characteristics of a Game
Learn more about the work we’re doing to help women in tech succeed.
At AnitaB.org, we envision a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it. We connect, inspire, and guide women in computing, and organisations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative.
Our social enterprise supports women in technical fields, as well as the organisations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation. A full roster of programs help women grow, learn, and develop their highest potential.
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
The senior executives of AnitaB.org understand the needs of women, and have worked at the highest levels in leading technology organisations. Our community extends around the world, driven by the belief that we can accomplish more together.
In 1987, computer scientist Anita Borg founded a digital community for women in computing. Today, AnitaB.org works with technologists in more than 80 countries, and partners with academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies worldwide.
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