There is often the unspoken expectation that those best equipped to work in HPC have studied computer science or a physical science to PhD level. However, those who have not taken such a ‘standard ‘ or ‘traditional’ route to HPC can and do contribute meaningfully to the field. In this BoF we examine how to broaden the community’s perceptions to access a more diverse talent pool. We will hear from three women who came to HPC from non-standard directions, followed by discussion with audience participation on how to recruit from non-traditional backgrounds, broadening the HPC talent pool.
- Kristy Kallback-Rose, Storage Systems Engineer at NERSC
- Asmae Mhassni, Engineer at Intel
- Fernanda Foertter, Staff Member in the data group at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.