The 2008 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference was held in Keystone, Colorado from October 1-4. Thirteen undergraduate and graduate women and two representatives from the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin were able to attend the event thanks to corporate sponsors Lockheed Martin and Yahoo! and UTCS Faculty sponsors James C. Browne and Michael H. Walfish.
Friends of Computer Sciences ( FoCS) members Amazon, Cisco, Facebook, Google, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Sun and Yahoo! were among the list of corporate sponsors for this year's Grace Hopper conference.
Highlights from the event included a presentation by Fran Allen, IBM Fellow Emerita and 2006 Turing Award winner; a presentation by Mary Lou Jepsen, founding Chief Technology Officer of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) and founder of Pixel Qi; a discussion with Chief Technology Officers from Xerox, Rockwell Collins, Sun Microsystems and Intel; and a chance to network with more than 30 companies and attend more than 75 talks.