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Welcome to the September 2016 Women in HPC Newsletter

WHPC HQ is now gearing up for a jam-packed Autumn! We kick-off the Autumn programme with our annual WHPC UK event which will run alongside our first ever WHPC collaboration conference, EuroMPI 2016. We are also making final preparations (after 8 months of planning) for our SC16 events. We hope you will be able to join us in Salt Lake City to celebrate WHPC's achievements, find out about our work, and meet the amazing women who will be presenting their work at our workshop.
We aren't the only ones gearing up for a busy Autumn: below you will find out a few interesting things that SC16 is doing as well as a call for volunteers form Stemettes (an initiative aiming to get girls and young women to study and work in STEM subjects). The HPCWire Readers' Choice Award nominations have also been announced – find out more below!

WHPC: An evening with interesting people

The annual WHPC UK event will take place on September 25th in Edinburgh. There are just a few places left so register fast! Running alongside EuroMPI and possible due to the support of our Keynote Sponsor Intel and Gold Sponsor PRACE, as well as the ARCHER Outreach project, the evening promises to provide great discussion and career opportunities. More details on the event and how to register are available here.

Can you help Stemettes

The UK group, Stemettes, will be in Glasgow, Belfast, Birmingham, and Cardiff this September & October looking for people of all genders across the industry to help give 15-22 year old women a 'monster' boost of 'confidence' as they make decisions to embark on technical careers – more on

As such they are on the lookout for volunteers to help out with the following :

  1. Mock Interviews – if you currently interview for roles at your company/organisation, then we'd love for you to give attendees a flavour in a 10 minute interview followed by 5 minutes of feedback and advice.
  2. Speed Mentoring – if you like to listen and talk, and also have experience in the industry, then we'd love for you to spend 5 minutes with each young woman in a small group (5 or less) to advise them on what their next options could be and also on what your experiences have been.
  3. Exhibits – if you have a technology/project that is able to be interactively demonstrated/exhibited, then please let us know by replying to this email. We'll be showcasing a number of projects alongside the speed mentoring session.

More Details & Sign up to volunteer here.

If you have questions email:

SC16 News Update: Childcare and the WINS Program

November and the annual supercomputing conference are now rapidly approaching, but before the HPC community descends on Salt Lake City, SC16 have made the following exciting announcements:
  • SC16 will offer childcare provision for the first time this November for a small fee. Childcare will be located in the convention center and will include food and beverages. All children using the SC16 childcare services must be registered in advance by a parent or legal guardian. More details here.
  • Now, in its second year, The Women in IT Networking (WINS) programme has announced the seven women who have been selected to help build and operate the high performance SCinet conference network at SC16. Although women have been members of SCinet since the earliest days, the WINS program aims to further expand the diversity of the SCinet volunteer staff and provide professional development opportunities to women.
    Full details available here.

HPCWire Readers' Choice Awards

We are delighted to, once again, be nominated for the HPCWire Annual Readers' Choice Awards. If you like what we do, please do consider voting for us!

The HPC Wire Readers' Choice Awards recognise outstanding contributions from individuals, organizations, products, and technologies across the supercomputing industry. Nominations and votes come from readers and, therefore, reflect the voices of the community. We hope you will consider voting for WHPC in the diversity category but also for the people, organisations, and technologies that make you excited about being part of high performance computing.

Just the Facts

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

Previous WHPC newsletters are available on our website here.


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