Friday, August 17, 2012

Grace Hopper Community Volunteers

I am thrilled to be co-chair of the Grace Hopper Celebration's Communities Committee again this year.  I love working with the Anita Borg Institute, talking and working with other technical women, and bringing the excitement and inspiration of this conference to women and men the world over.

I first volunteered as a blogger in 2007, and immediately became hooked.

Being an official blogger or note taker let's you get your thoughts written down while everything is fresh in your mind, making those memories last longer.  This is great for me, otherwise I tend to let my notes languish in a notebook.  This is also great for the conference organizers and speakers, as these moments are kept for posterity.  Best of all, people can participate in the conference remotely, through our words.

If you don't have a blog, don't worry, you can take notes on the official Grace Hopper Wiki.

Being an official blogger or note taker only requires a commitment of 3 posts, and gets you a nifty ribbon you can attach to your badge - an immediate conversation starter!

Want to join us? You can read more about the communities we participate in and what it means to volunteer, and then sign up!

This post syndicated from Thoughts on Security, Beer, Theater and Biking!