Great things for women in the technology industry are happening right here in the Capital Region. Conferences, educational focus groups for aspiring and current it/tech students, and professional organizations are available for women to take part in; networking opportunities are increasing, and now’s the time to get involved!
In late 2012, Walrath Recruiting staff members had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Jennifer Goodall, Professor of Informatics and Director of the UAlbany College of Computing and Information Women in Technology group. Learning about all that Dr. Goodall, UAlbany and the CCIWIT were doing to grow interest in the technology field among women was both inspiring and motivating. CCIWIT encourages students of all ages to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies in computer science and related fields through several activities and events held year-round. Included in these events is the upcoming New York Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (NYCWIC), which will be held April 19th thru 20th at The Desmond in Albany. Walrath Recruiting is excited to sponsor the event alongside IBM, Microsoft and several additional technology-focused companies and educational institutions; we will be taking part in the student-focused career fair and panel discussions throughout the conference.
Organized by representatives from UAlbany, Siena College, RIT, and Union College, this year’s NYCWIC will feature guest speakers Dr. Wendi Heinzelman, Ph.D. (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester) and Lorraine Herger, Director of Integrated Solutions and CIO of IBM Research. Complete conference details can be found by visiting the official NYCWIC website.
To learn more about Dr. Jennifer Goodall and the UAlbany CCI Women in Technology group, visit the CCIWIT website. Information regarding the Undergraduate Shadowing Program, as well as a list of scholarship opportunities for female students and CCIWIT contact information, are included on the site.