The first Kentucky Women in Computing Conference (KYWIC 2010) is now history! I’m so happy that so many of you were a part of it – the FIRST regional celebration for Kentucky, Tennessee, Southeast Missouri & Southern Illinois. We at Murray State University are still in the clouds with excitement over the experience we had.
Preparing for "Geek Jewelry" Workshop.
The mix of professionals from industry, faculty, graduate and undergraduate women from fifteen different universities and high school students made for a wonderful collage of conversations, fellowship and new ideas. The dynamic speakers and panelists, poster and lightning talk presenters, BOF leaders (birds-of-a-feather), helpers and supporters made this event a success. The food was great… the geek jewelry was a hit…but most of all the new friendships forged and supportive communications were indescribable! Thanks to everyone who participated or who supported from afar!
Pictures & videos have been placed at several locations so I give you links to the ones I know about right now. If you have any pictures of the event, you can upload them as fan photos to our Facebook Fan Page for KYWIC 2010 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kentucky-Celebration-of-Women-in-Computing/321377751721
Be sure to read & view pictures at Jennifer Marsman’s (Microsoft) Blog site – she gives a fantastic synopsis of the event – Thanks, Jennifer!
All of these links will soon be on the home page of our website also. http://kywic.murraystate.edu/
There is hope for your 'useless' keyboards
I’ve received so many e-mails thanking us for putting on this conference but the thanks goes to you who came and supported it. Without you, this could not have been successful! The Career Fair representatives were so impressed with the talent they saw as so many of you visited them with your resumes.
Keep up the great work and look for another wonderful conference in 2012 when NSF funds it again. Next year will be a planning year among the participating universities.