GHC News: Rides and Roommates for GHC
Meeting people is one of the best things about the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. But you don’t have to wait until the conference starts to connect with fellow attendees. Discussion boards on Facebook and LinkedIn provide a chance to talk with other attendees before the conference-and can be very useful if you’re in need of a ride or a roommate for this year’s conference.
Case in point: Before the 2009 Grace Hopper Celebration, Mary Hudachek-Buswell and Stefanie Markham offered a ride to Shikoh Gitau from the Phoenix airport, where they were all arriving, to the conference in Tuscon. The three women formed an instant connection that resulted not only in seeing friendly faces during the following days, but the women also reconvened in a panel they proposed at the Grace Hopper Celebration the following year. (For the full story, read Mary and Shikoh’s blog post about the experience).