Tue 15, Nov, 2022
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
650 S Griffin St
Dallas, Texas, 75202
United States

Diversity Day at Supercomputing 2022

Celebrate Diversity Day

November 15, 2022

Women in HPC continues to support the gains we are making in bringing greater equity within our community.  Come celebrate with us on Tuesday, November 15th all day at the SC’22 conference.

We’re proud to announce that we will have shirts, snoods, and more available for individuals to obtain in advance of Diversity Day. You can grab these…

On November 15th we encourage you to wear your WHPC swag from this or prior years – or simply show your support for increasing the visibility of women and other underrepresented groups in your own way!

We’ll be finishing up the night with our WHPC Networking Reception at Cafe Herrera.  Tickets are free but space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot early!

Many of our allies, members and supporters will also be hosting talks or events celebrating diversity throughout the conference.  As we get further details we’ll be sure to include them in our agenda.

Provisional Agenda

November 13, 2022
8:30 – 9:00 AM Grab your Diversity Day swag at the Women in HPC workshop! Stickers, pins and neck gaiters will be available to collect on a first-come, first-serve basis prior to the workshop commencing.
November 14, 2022
Our supporting vendors will be distributing WHPC Diversity swag in the Exhibitor Hall! Limited edition shirts available!  First-come, first-serve.
7:00 – 9:00 PM Alces Flight Booth #4300
EPCC Booth #2022
Microsoft Booth #2433
Google Booth #3213
HPE Booth #2413
NCAR Booth #2824
BeeGFS Booth #1242
SDSC Booth #3025
Purdue University Booth #3442
PSC Booth #2816
November 15, 2022
2:30 – 3:00 PM DEI Panel – WHPC Volunteers Speak! Google Cloud Booth #3213
6:00 – 8:00 PM WHPC Networking Reception More information.

Diversity Day Committee

Matt Vaughan, AWS

Principal Developer Advocate for HPC

Matt Vaughn is a Principal Developer Advocate for HPC at Amazon Web Services, working to bring user-friendly HPC and cloud systems to long-tail users from a variety of domains. He holds a PhD in Plant Molecular Biology from the University of Urbana. Prior to joining AWS, Matt was Director of Life Sciences Computing at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at UT Austin. While there, he co-led multiple projects in national-scale cyberinfrastructure including the CyVerse project, the Jetstream academic cloud, and multiple basic research initiatives in plant epigenetics and genome dynamics.

Cristin Merritt, Alces Flight

Program Manager

Change Management and New Technology Adoption

With over 15 years of experience in Enterprise technology and 6 within HPC, Cristin brings to the table a diverse set of skills aimed at assisting clients in balancing the platforms, tools, and technology required to make their HPC service build successful.  At Alces Flight Cristin has focused on subscription-based HPC projects ranging on-premises, mixed and hybrid stacks, open-source, and cloud native HPC.

Prior to Alces, Cristin has spent time working in financial filing initiatives focused on the digitisation of tax records, with SAP implementations in the US, UK, and EMEA, and in working within the Houston city council as campaign manager and grassroots fundraiser.  She was pleasantly surprised to learn that all these skills have managed to be quite useful in her current line of work.

Within the HPC community Cristin serves as the volunteer Social Media Editor for Women in HPC and the Supercomputing Conference (SC) series.  She is also an active member of the Society of Research Software Engineers.

Cristin graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Classics and fell into working in tech while living in Houston, Texas.  Currently, she resides in Oxford, England with her husband, son, and far too many animals.

Ed Keeley, AWS

Ed will be providing us with a bio soon… However Ed has been working directly on our Reception.  Thank you, Ed!


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