Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC)

Grace Hopper Celebration is the world's largest gathering of women technologists. It is produced by and presented in partnership with ACM. GHC 19 will be Oct. 1–4 in Orlando, FL.
Registration is closed, but you can fill out their interest form about their new new virtual version of the Grace Hopper Celebration.
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Code Jam to I/O for Women | Saturday, February 16

Participate in the single 2.5 hour online round designed to bring women in tech from around the globe together in our online competition space. Work your way through algorithmic challenges and potentially win a ticket to Google's annual developer conference, I/O. Learn more and register at

Hash Code | Online Qualification Round on Thursday, February 28

Tackle a Google engineering challenge in our flagship team programming competition for developers around the world. Top teams from the Online Qualification Round will be invited to Google Ireland in April to compete for cash prizes up to 4,000 USD per person. Register today at

New Leadership Ohio

Make an Impact. Be a part of a movement like none you've ever experienced. Politics does matter if you're not represented, your voice is lost.
NEW Leadership Ohio brings together a group of like-minded women participants and community leaders to educate and empower and make an impact in our community. An intensive, non-partisan, five-day residential program, NEW Leadership Ohio educates Ohio college women about politics and policy-making to actively engage them in the political process. Participants will learn the history of women's involvement in public life, gain leadership skills in public speaking, advocacy, diversity, and form a network of their peers as well as current women leaders.
NEW Leadership Ohio
May 20-24, 2019
The Ohio State University

Women in Tech

Carol Shaw

Carol Shaw (born 1955) is a former video game designer, notable for being one of the first female designers in the video game industry. While working at Atari, Inc. in 1978, Shaw designed the unreleased Polo game and designed 3-D Tic-Tac-Toe the same year, both for the Atari 2600.

Her father was a mechanical engineer and worked at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. She did not enjoy the stereotypical girl activities as a child like playing with dolls. Instead, she would mess with her brother's model railroad set. Shaw first became interested in computers in high school when she used a computer for the first time and discovered she could play text-based games on the system. Shaw attended the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1977. She went on to complete a master's degree in Computer Science at Berkeley.

While working at Atari, Inc. in 1978, Shaw designed the unreleased Polo game and designed 3-D Tic-Tac-Toe the same year, both for the Atari 2600. She left Atari in 1980 to work for Tandem Computers. Shaw joined Activision in 1982. Her first game was River Raid (1982) for the Atari 2600, which was inspired by the 1981 arcade game Scramble. She took early retirement in 1990 and subsequently did some voluntary work including a position at the Foresight Institute. She has credited the success of River Rai as being a significant factor in enabling her to retire early. In 2017, Shaw won the Industry Icon Award at The Game Awards.

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