Yolanda Rankin, Jakita Thomas, Nicole Joseph
The annual 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) featured 11,702 attendees from over 60 countries . Manuela Veloso, Janet George, and Clara Shih honored the stage as plenary speakers, affirming the message that women of color have made significant contributions in artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning, and other important technological areas. Also powerful, GHC 2015 designated restrooms to accommodate those attendees identifying as nonbinary, transgender, and other fluid identities throughout the conference venue. These combined actions suggested a sense of caring about issues of diversity, especially since the attendees were 42 percent Asian, 40 percent…
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