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Women-in-HPC Workshop @ SC18

A guest post by: Misbah Mubarak First published on November 12, 2018 at Linkedin This year’s women-in-HPC workshop focused to address important issues to improve workplace inclusivity, building resilience and maintaining well-being at work. The workshop started with an inspirational keynote talk by Dr. Ruby Mendenhall on using big data analytic techniques to recover the…

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The Texas chapter of Women in HPC: There never has been a better time!

A guest post by: Texas Women in HPC First published on 23rd November 2018 The Texas chapter of Women in HPC held a very successful inaugural seminar in Austin, attended by more than 50 people. The event was hosted by Intel Corporation, which has a strong presence in Austin and is a committed supporter of diversity and inclusion. “We…

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How to get ahead in networking

For network engineer Kalina Dunn, never taking the easy way out leads to success. Guest post by: Alisa Alering, Science Node First published on Science Node on 17th October 2018 For Kalina Dunn, it’s all about the puzzles. As a network engineer at Indiana University’s GlobalNOC, Dunn thrives on solving problems. “Network engineers are like the plumbers…

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Why do we keep hiring ourselves?

Guest post by: Cristin Merritt, Partner Manager, Alces Flight Limited Back in 2014, I attended a program looking at leadership skills.  At the time I was doing a lot of recruiting for the company I worked for and would spend hours listening to what the manager wanted in their candidate – from preferred degree types…

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Driving Gender Equality in the Tech Industry: Breaking down unconscious bias

By: Angelo Apa, Technical Sales and Business Development Director Lenovo Data Center Group Today, women make up at least 40 percent of the global workforce — and in some countries, more than half, according to the Pew Research Center. This figure, however, plummets across the globe once we zero in on the tech industry, where only…

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WHPC returns to ISC High Performance in Frankfurt

By: Toni Collis, Chair Women in High Performance Computing and CBDO at Appentra Solutions. In just 10 days WHPC will be at the ISC 2018 conference for our fourth year and including the eighth international Women in HPC workshop. Our events will be focusing on current concerns from the community to improve inclusivity, as well…

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How to WIN at networking

An NSF grant combined with significant DOE support sends women to build the world’s fastest computer network. Guest post by: Alisa Alering, Science Node https://sciencenode.org/feature/this-womans-work.php”>Science Node on 21st February 2018 Each year a very-high capacity temporary network is designed and built solely to serve the world’s largest conference of all things supercomputing: SC. Planned more…

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Broadening Participation in Blue Waters

Guest post by Scott Lathrop, Blue Waters Project, NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. In 2013, NSF commissioned the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to examine the priorities and associated trade-offs for advanced computing in support of NSF-sponsored science and engineering research. The committee’s report made recommendations…

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International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day from the WHPC team. International Women’s Day was first celebrated in 1910, after the initial observance in New York on February 28 1909. Now, 108 years later, society has come a long way to recognising the participation and achievements of women, though as our followers know, we still have some way…

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Nevertheless, She Coded

By: Elsa Gonsiorowski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. This post was first published on http://www.gonsie.com/blorg. In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, dev.to is boosting stories from women. Here is some of my story, inspired by Nevertheless, She Coded. Why I Code I code to communicate science. I define myself as a scientist and have had a life-long…

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Career Next Steps

By: Elsa Gonsiorowski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Mentoring Chair for the SC17 Women in HPC Workshop. This post was first published on http://www.gonsie.com/blorg.   This is a talk I gave at the Women in HPC workshop at the 2017 Supercomputing Conference in Denver, CO. Specific points in this talk are geared towards those who are…

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