The Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland and the Center for Women in Computing are pleased to present the second year of Tech + Research: Welcoming Women to Computing Research. This is a three day research workshop geared towards engaging undergraduate women in computing. During this workshop, student teams will come together and collaboratively work together to use technology to solve pressing issues.
Parallel to Technica, the largest all-women and non-binary hackathon in the nation, students will participate in the Research track at Technica The weekend event will bring together computing faculty from institutions across the state of Maryland to serve as mentors on projects in their research areas. Along with providing hands-on research experience in a dynamic hackathon setting, the weekend workshop will include sessions introducing attendees to the basics of computer science research (CSR) and highlight the exciting opportunities that come with pursuing a graduate degree in computer science.
Who Can Attend?
We welcome all women undergraduates from colleges and universities to apply. Current master’s students considering a PhD program may apply and will be considered on a case by case basis. Please apply by October 15th for best consideration. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, October 23th if space is still availible.
Registration Process and Fees
Participants will have two options to experience this workshop.
- Students who live more than 15 miles away from College Park, MD will be provided housing.
- Students who live on or near the UMD campus (less than 15 miles away from College Park, MD) will not be provided housing.
Housing does not include Sunday, 11/10/19. Students are expected to check out Sunday morning before programming.
All meals, snacks, and supplies will be provided for both groups from Friday morning breakfast through Sunday lunch. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from UMCP.
REMEMBER: YOU MUST REGISTER FOR BOTH TECHNICA & TECH + RESEARCH
For full information, please visit https://inclusion.cs.umd.edu/events/techresearch.
Technica is the world’s largest all-women and nonbinary hackathon, hosted annually at the University of Maryland.
Over the duration of 24 hours, women and non-binary people are immersed in tech culture and encouraged to exercise their imagination to create interesting and innovative hacks.
This year’s theme is “Go Beyond”. At Technica, we want to see women and non-binary folks thrive and go beyond society’s expectations for them. We encourage all attendees to take your tech journey beyond Technica. Don’t stop at our hackathon, attend others and keep creating. Technica is meant to catapult you further in your career, and help you to continue achieving. As you advance in your career, go beyond your duties at work, become a mentor and help to advance the next generation of women in tech. Whatever your goals and aspirations, remember you can always #GoBeyond.
Register as a Hacker – Come build using hardware, software, or anything you want with other hackers! You don’t have to know how to code to be a hacker. Hackers can be students, designers, or just any tech-lover out there!
Points – 50
Join us for a half-day of food, drinks, and educational sessions on the Microsoft suite of products. Get updated by our team of experts on the new solutions coming from Microsoft and how they can be incorporated into your IT infrastructure.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Registration & Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Windows10 VDI on Azure Session
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM | Coffee Break
2:45 PM – 4:45 PM | Microsoft Azure Sentinel & Security Session
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM | Networking Reception
During these custom sessions, we will be discussing:
- – An introduction to Windows10 VDI through a live demo
- – Azure: Microsoft’s leading cloud platform
- – The various Azure tools that keep your cost and time down
- – A breakdown of cloud security, in respects to Azure
- – A live demo on Azure Sentinel
Would you like to understand how to “Filter Through the Google Noise?” If so, join Andrew Miller, SVP, Search & Emerging Media at CMI/Compas as he shows you what marketers need to know. Andrew has over 11 years of search engine marketing experience and has been able to help healthcare brands create holistic strategies to reach their audiences. These strategies also include the use of Video, Programmatic, Contextual and SEO programs along with cross-channel synergies all in an effort to drive innovation for clients and his teams. Andrew loves working in healthcare because it impacts everyone – and being able to see how the space is evolving through tech and digital innovation is extremely exciting.
Google is an industry leader that sets the standard for search, as such it’s important to understand any major updates, changes or partnerships and the effect that they may have on your business. As an expert in the search space, Andrew Miller, presents the most relevant and high-profile news as it pertains to Google. Andrew will share insights, support and direction around what noise can be filtered out and what needs to be focused on as marketers and advertisers in the industry.
There is not only a growing data science community—there is a growing community of women working in data science.
WiDS Charlottesville is an independent event organized by the UVA School of Data Science to coincide with the annual Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. All genders are invited to attend WiDS regional events, which feature outstanding women doing outstanding work.
This year’s conference will feature dynamic keynote presentations with industry and academic experts in artificial intelligence, skills sessions, research lightning talks, a panel with senior women in data science, and more.
*2020 Women in Data Science Charlottesville is still on! The School of Data Science has decided to adjust the delivery of the conference to a virtual format. We are excited about the opportunity to continue with this fantastic content on a platform that will be even more accessible than before. The event will continue to take place on Friday, March 27th, with all of our previously announced speakers joining us synchronously from remote locations.*
Registration closes March 20!
HooHacks is a 24-hour hackathon made for you. We’re all about learning, growth, inclusivity, ethical practices, and having fun.
A hackathon is a 24-hour tech event for teams of students to learn new skills, build cool tech projects, and meet tons of other students and tech professionals.
All current undergraduate, graduate, and high school students at least 17 years of age may attend HooHacks. No coding experience is necessary! Non-STEM majors, first-time hackers, and beginner coders are welcomed and encouraged to join us!
If you are planning to compete for a prize, you may be in a team of 1-4 people. If you don’t have one yet, no worries! We will have a team formation workshop before hacking begins.
1. Best practices in times of crisis for IT leaders
2. Managing up, across and down during a time of uncertainty
3. Communications with enterprise, vendors, and customers
3. Answers to your questions
JP Saini is CIO at SOS Security. He is a C-Level Business Leader and Technologist with the passion and leadership talents necessary to transform technology into a strategic business partner.
Ray Lipps is Executive Director, Cybersecurity & Risk at EY. Ray previously served in multiple executive leadership roles at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citi, and most recently as CISO at Celgene.
RBC, Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst and Ryerson Leadership Lab will host a weekly video townhall series, where leading experts will discuss and debate a wide-range of issues related to cybersecurity and privacy in the time of COVID-19.
Panelists for our first video townhall:
- Ira Goldstein – Cybersecurity Expert
- Carole Piovesan – Partner and Co-Founder, INQ Data Law
- Jordan Kendall – COO, Aon Cyber Solutions
- Brenda McPhail – Director: Privacy, Technology & Surveillance Project , Canadian Civil Liberties Association
All The Talks is a collaborative effort of speakers, organizers, and sponsors from around the world to provide a platform for the talks that have been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Join us for 23.999 hours of talks, panels, and activities while raising funds to assist select charities benefiting virus victims.
Five tracks covering: