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ACM-W Regional Reports


Welcome from the ACM-W Chair

  • Greetings from the ACM-W Chair – Spring 2022
    Jodi Tims

    A lot of ACM-W activity has happened during the first quarter of this calendar year, some of which was previously reported via blog postings and listserv announcements, but is included in this edition of our newsletter in case you missed those earlier reports. Articles below highlight our latest Rising Star award winner (Minlan Yu), our most recent Celebrating Technology Leaders webinar (Mental Health, Well-being, and Self Care), recent ACM-W chapter activity, happenings from ACM-W North America, and exciting news about ACM-W work happening in Africa.

    Thanks to the hard work of our many ACM-W volunteers and the generous support of many sponsors, we have also had several ACM Celebration events – some virtual, some in-person, and some hybrid.

    It has been such a pleasure and honor to lead this amazing organization for nearly five years. My term as ACM-W chair will be ending as of June 30th of this year. As we look ahead to the future, I am thrilled to announce that Ruth Lennon, current Chair of ACM-W Europe and lecturer at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology, has been named the next ACM-W Chair. Ruth has already begun to engage with our ACM-W global leadership team and I am confident that she will continue to build upon and advance our efforts world-wide as we continue to support, celebrate and advocate for women in computing. Congratulations, Ruth!

    Thanks for standing with us as we work to fulfill our mission.

    Jodi Tims
    ACM-W Chair

  • Blockchain Technology: What’s the big deal?
    on June 24, 2022

    When? July 20th, 2022 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada) Register Now Blockchain technology is a mysterious topic for many. Is it a network? A database? A cryptography algorithm? Is it the same as cryptocurrency? In this episode of “ACM-W Celebrating Technology Leaders,” we aim to demystify blockchain technology with the help of leading

  • 1st Greek ACM-W Chapter Winter School on Fairness in AI
    on March 31, 2022

    Starting this year, the Greek ACM-W Chapter, with the support of the ACM Europe Research Visibility working group (ACM Europe RAISE), organizes a series of annual winter schools, on timely computer science related topics. The main goal of the school is to offer the opportunity to young computer science professionals to learn, interact and make

  • Ruth Lennon selected as the next ACM-W Chair
    on March 31, 2022

    Ruth Lennon, current chair of ACM-W Europe, has been selected as the next Global Chair of ACM-W. Ruth is the director of Craobh Technology Consulting, an organization that provides personalized solutions to industry problems. Ruth is also a Lecturer with 20 years of experience in the Department of Computing in Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Ireland.

  • ACM-W Chapter News
    on March 21, 2022

    ACM Student Chapter Excellence Awards – Apply by March 24th It is that time of year again! The ACM Student Chapter Excellence Awards recognize outstanding ACM and ACM-W student chapters. All student chapters in good standing are encouraged to apply for this award in one or more of the following five key areas: Chapter Activities

  • ACM-W North America: Designing for Sustainability and Inclusion
    on March 12, 2022

    In the summer of 2019, the ACM-W North America Executive Committee began the task of formally organizing. Led by Immediate Past Chair Dr. Monica McGill, the Committee embarked on the mission of supporting, celebrating, informing, and advocating for women and nonbinary people in computing across Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. Suffice it to say that

Celebrations, Webinars, Events

  • A lot of ACM-W activity has happened during the first quarter of this calendar year, some of which was previously reported via blog postings and listserv announcements, but is included in this edition of our newsletter in case you missed those earlier reports. Articles below highlight our latest Rising Star award winner (Minlan Yu), our […]
  • Starting this year, the Greek ACM-W Chapter, with the support of the ACM Europe Research Visibility working group (ACM Europe RAISE), organizes a series of annual winter schools, on timely computer science related topics. The main goal of the school is to offer the opportunity to young computer science professionals to learn, interact and make […]
  • Submitted by Abigail Oppong, Ashesi University ACM-W Student Chapter, GhanaEdited by Jennifer Goodall, ACM-W Connections Newsletter Editor Over the years, the ACM-W Community has been very instrumental in having the activities of ACM-W in Africa. Diversity and Inclusion is key to ACM-W as we see some. Currently, there are about 18 ACM chapters from Africa […]
  • When? July 20th, 2022 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada) Register Now Blockchain technology is a mysterious topic for many. Is it a network? A database? A cryptography algorithm? Is it the same as cryptocurrency? In this episode of “ACM-W Celebrating Technology Leaders,” we aim to demystify blockchain technology with the help of leading […]

ACM-W Regional Reports

North America

  • Wendy Powley is an Associate Professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.  She worked for 24 years as a Research Associate at Queen’s from 1992-2016 with a focus on autonomic systems and workload management for database systems.  She teaches undergraduate courses in Database Management Systems, Web Development, Ethics and Introduction to Programming courses.  She […] The post ACM-W NA Profiles: Wendy Powley appeared first on ACM-W North America.
  • Blanche Pinto is a Tools and Automation engineer at Apple on the macOS Bluetooth Quality team. She writes code and scripts for automation testing for Bluetooth and wifi connections within the Mac side of Apple. Blanche completed her bachelor’s and master's degrees at the University of South Florida. The post ACM-W NA Profiles: Blanche Pinto appeared first on ACM-W North America.

Europe

  • Each year we meet incredible women at womENcourage™ celebrations. We ask womENcourage participants to tell their stories in blog posts. We continue 2022  Giulia Sellitto, who is a PhD student at […]
  • Each year we meet incredible women at womENcourage™ celebrations. We ask womENcourage participants to tell their stories in blog posts. We continue 2022  with Cliodhna Caffrey studying food science and health at […]

Asia Pacific

  • Our first conference “Transforming Computing for a Better Future” will be held April 7 2021 (virtual). A call for papers will be on this site in the next few days. […] The post Save the Date ACM-W Asia Pacific Inaugural Conference April 7 2021. appeared first on ACM-W Asia Pacific.

India

  • ACM Student Chapter Excellence Awards – Apply by March 24th It is that time of year again! The ACM Student Chapter Excellence Awards recognize outstanding ACM and ACM-W student chapters. All student chapters in good standing are encouraged to apply for this award in one or more of the following five key areas: Chapter Activities […]
  • A virtual ACM W regional celebration India was organised by ACM W Pune Professional chapter in association with Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering on 3rd March 2021