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Hopperx1 London, one-day conference modelled after our Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC).

  • ETC Venues 155 Bishopsgate Liverpool Street London EC2M 3TQ (map)

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.


Agenda overview

  • 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

  • Closing Reception 

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

Registration

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.

Register here


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


Speakers

  • Brenda Darden Wilkerson - President and CEO of AnitaB.org

    Keynote Speaker

  • Mico Yuk - CEO and founder of BI Brainz and the BI Dashboard Formula (BIDF) methodology

    Keynote Speaker

  • Wincie Wong - Digital FinTech Champion & Diversity in Tech Ceiling Breaker - Head of Rose Review at Natwest

    Keynote Speaker

  • Ali Heron - SVP and Head of Engineering at Two Sigma Investments LP

    Keynote Speaker

  • 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

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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.

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