200 ‘ICT women’ from around the world meet at the womENcourage conference

200 ‘ICT women’ from around the world meet at the womENcourage conference

An image from the ACM-W Europe Hackathon

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The UPC has hosted the 2017 international womENcourage conference, a scientific and networking meeting in which over 200 students, researchers and professionals linked to the field of computer science have participated. The conference, which took place in Spain for the first time, aims to be a meeting point for sharing professional experiences, success stories and debate on fostering vocations, especially those of women, in the field of computer science.

Sep 15, 2017

Over 200 attendees from all over the world, including students, researchers and professionals; more than 70 posters accepted, twice as many as in the previous edition; seven specialist workshops; a hackathon; a lecture by an internationally renowned speaker in the field of supercomputing; and several more lectures and talks. These are the figures for the ACM Celebration of Women in Computing, known as womENcourage 2017, which is has been hosted by the UPC on the North Campus in Barcelona (Carrer Jordi Girona, 1-3) from 6 to 8 September. The conference is organised by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the UPC’s Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB).