Women in HPC January 2016 Newsletter. Enjoy!
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Welcome to the January 2016 Women in HPC Newsletter

Happy New Year from the Women in HPC team! We hope you had an enjoyable break if you had time off over the festive period.
At Women in HPC we are gearing up for the start of our third year and hoping to provide more opportunities than ever to raise the profile of women across the HPC community. 


Our survey will help us better understand the HPC community. It takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and will help Women in HPC improve our understanding of the HPC community. Share with your colleagues! Complete the Survey here

Looking Back at 2015

In December we celebrated our second birthday, having created Women in HPC in late 2013 to address the under-representation of women in our community. We initially set out with the intention of focusing on the UK community, holding our official launch in April 2014 in Edinburgh UK, followed up with the first ever Women in HPC workshop at Supercomputing 2014 in New Orleans. In 2015 the Women in HPC initiative expanded to seven different events, across the world, becoming a truly international organisation. In 2015 we also launched a new website, signed an agreement with Compute Canada to set up the first international Women in HPC chapter, and we were delighted to be selected for the HPCwire Readers' Choice Award for Diversity.
2015 would not have been the success it was without a large number of organisations and individuals donating time and money to our cause, and as such we would like to start 2016 by thanking them, in particular: Compute Canada, Data Vortex Technologies, McMahon Consulting, and Xand Marketing.
To find out more about what we did in 2015 check out our blog:

A New Look to Our Website!

Check out our new website at! We have a new design, easier navigation, and have been adding more content (like our new blog!)
Check out our blog here:
Our founder Toni wrote our first blog. We want to add new content frequently. Do you like to write? Have something to share? We want to showcase you – our members – on our blog. Topics can range from HPC, working in technology, experiences being in this fantastic class of women, or about an exciting new technology – let us know! Get in touch with us at


In 2016 we will be growing our list of collaborators, aiding organisations to setup up local Women in HPC groups and chapters around the world. We will also be working with events and conferences to improve diversity. If you would like to be involved, set up your own group, or you are running a conference or an event and would like some advice, contact us to discuss how we can help. Email us at or telephone us on +44 (0) 131 651 3480.

The International Summer School in HPC: 26 June — 1 July 2016

Application Deadline: 15 February 2016
For more information:

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United States are invited to apply for the seventh International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held June 26 to July 1, 2016, in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Applications are due February 15, 2016. The summer school is sponsored by the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) with funds from the U.S. National Science Foundation, Compute/Calcul Canada, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE), and the RIKEN Advanced Insti­tute for Computational Science (RIKEN AICS).

Just the Facts

We have a new URL: Don’t worry, the old URL ( and email address ( will continue to work!
You can keep in touch with WHPC in between newsletters by visiting us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

If you have any suggestions, comments, or items you would like to include in future newsletters please get in touch by emailing us at We are particularly keen to hear from event organisers or programmes that are looking to recruit women and would like to have their information shared in the Opportunities section of our newsletter.


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