This spring, local tech industry leaders have a opportunity to take part in The New York Celebration of Women in Computing (NYCWiC) Conference. Held annually, the NYCWiC conference will take place at The Desmond in Albany on Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th. The conference is chaired by local college and university representatives, and is part of an international effort to reach out to females who are pursuing careers in the it/tech field. NYCWiC aims to increase interest and recruitment in the computing industries by providing the opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to attend an academic conference at an extremely low rate.
Rounding out the planning committee of NYCWiC 2013 are Dr. Jennifer Goodall (University at Albany), Dr. MaryAnn Egan (Siena), Dr. Valerie Barr (Union), Dr. Sharon Mason (RIT), and Dr. Nick Webb (Union). Walrath Recruiting has been working with Dr. Goodall in recent months on potential projects geared toward increasing female interest in STEM courses; taking part in the NYCWiC Conference is one of them. We’re excited to sponsor the conference and look forward to being a valuable source for female college students who attend.