The Women In HPC at ISC June 2017 Newsletter
Join us at ISC in Frankfurt, 19 - 22 June.

ISC is now just a few days away and we are making our final preparations for a week full of events! Our full list of activities is below and we hope to see you at many of them. Each one is unique and offers different information, opportunities, and discussions.

Don’t forget to register for our lunchtime ‘Celebration of Women in High Performance Computing’ that will take place on Tuesday, 20 June. Space is limited, so make sure you register today.

Our activities at ISC are only possible thanks to our amazing supporters, including: EPCC, Xand McMahon, ARCHER, Lenovo, PRACE, ISC High Performance, HPCwire, and Science Node. Make sure to join us and our supporters in Frankfurt to help make this the best WHPC ISC week yet!

Don’t forget to bring a copy of this newsletter (stay green and show us on your phone!) to collect your exclusive WHPC members pin from the PRACE booth, B-1201.

Connect with WHPC at ISC

WHPC has a week full of activities during the conference, but don’t forget that during the Exhibition opening and in the mornings during show hours you can come to the WHPC stand at the EPCC booth (B-1223) to find out more about us and what we do. And stop by the PRACE booth (B-1201) to collect your exclusive members-only WHPC pin.



  • Diversity Q&A with DDN
    Find out what DDN is doing to improve diversity and inclusivity.
    Wednesday, 21 June, 10:00-10:30
    DDN Booth: E-1010, ISC Exhibition Hall

  • Understanding the Horizon2020 Gender Dimension
    Want to improve your next EU grant proposal? Or understand what the Gender Dimension means to you and your work? Join us for a Q&A at the PRACE booth.
    Wednesday, 21 June, 11:00-11:30
    PRACE Booth: B-1201, ISC Exhibition Hall

  • Q&A with Women in HPC
    Want to meet the leaders of Women in HPC, find out what we do and why, make suggestions, or pick our brains? Make sure you come to the Xand McMahon booth on Wednesday.
    Wednesday, 21 June, 12:00-12:30
    Xand McMahon Booth: L-418, ISC Exhibition Hall

  • BoF: Practical Steps to Diversifying the HPC Workforce
    This birds of a feather session will provide an introduction to Impostor Syndrome, Unconscious Bias, and Stereotype Threat, and provides some crucial hands-on advice for tackling the effects of these issues in the workplace.
    Wednesday, 21 June, 13:45-14:45
    Frankfurt Messe Conference Centre: Substanz 1+2

  • Diversity Q&A with Lenovo
    Find out what Lenovo is doing to improve diversity and inclusivity.
    Wednesday, 21 June, 15:30-16:00
    Lenovo Booth: C-1220, ISC Exhibition Hall


  • Workshop: Diversifying the HPC Community
    Our week finishes with the sixth international WHPC workshop. Our agenda is packed full of career development opportunities for women (and men!) and finishes with a session for leaders, managers, and policy-makers aiming to bring about positive change by providing a more inclusive and diverse international HPC community.
    Thursday, 22 June, 09:00-13:00
    Marriott Hotel: Basalt Conference Room

The Women in HPC Blog

Make sure you stay in touch with what WHPC is doing each month between newsletters.

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One Final Thing

Even if you can’t join us at ISC, don’t forget to stay in touch with us via our website and social media. And if you are looking for your next opportunity, be sure to keep an eye on the WHPC Resources page, where we list new job opportunities in the HPC sector from around the world.

Just the Facts

To find out more about Women in High Performance Computing check out our website: You can keep in touch with WHPC 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 contact us at We are particularly interested in hearing 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.

Previous WHPC newsletters are available on our website.

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