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Relive GHC 2014 via the conference proceedings from abstracts to presentations (if we have permission form the speaker to share) to links to recorded videos.

You can view proceedings for each day.

>>===== Wednesday, Oct 8th =====
Wednesday kicked off with some inspiration from the GHC Social Impact and Change Agent ABIE award winners, followed by a keynote from Shafi Goldwasser, co-recipient of the 2012 ACM Turing Award and RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. An open dialogue was initiated on how to achieve organizational change with our esteemed panel of male allies at 6:30 p.m. The Leadership Workshops were led by Jo Miller, CEO of Women’s Leadership Coaching, and Denise Brosseau, CEO of Thought Leadership Lab. Additional programs that were featured on Wednesday included the Student Opportunity Lab (SOL), Poster session, CRA-W sessions for Faculty and the Grace Hopper Open Source Day. Opportunities to connect with like minded attendees were plenty at the structured Connect @ GHC track and Career Fair.

>> Thursday, Oct 9th
On Thursday we started the day by felicitating the ABIE Technical Award Winner, Dr Anne Condon. This was followed by a candid conversation between Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and the ever-inspiring Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College. A stellar lineup of Invited Speakers that were featured throughout the day included Elizabeth Churchill, Director of Human Computer Interaction at eBay Research Labs who has over 40 patents, Yoky Matsuoka, VP of Technology at Nest Labs and a MacArthur Genius Award winner, and Rayid Ghani, who was the chief data scientist for the Obama 2012 campaign. A bigger part of the innovation discussion should focus on organizations. And if they’re not measuring numbers, they’re not being accountable. The Organizational Change track focused on how we can change the status quo. Attendees learnt about the latest developments in our technical tracks featuring headline-generating fields such as biometrics, cloud computing, and data science. And Apple debuted their Swift Playgrounds Programming language tutorial. Speed Mentoring offered opportunities for several of our attendees to learn directly from the senior women at the conference - access that was appreciated. We also held our Film Festival and celebrated at the end of the day!

>> Friday, Oct 10th
On Friday the final confernece day, we honored our A. Richard Newton Educator ABIE and Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award winners, Dr. Ayanna Howard and Thamar Solorio. We heard from trailblazer Arati Prabhakar, Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The day’s Invited Technical Speakers featured, Lorrie Faith Cranor and her cutting edge work in the field of Privacy/Security, Bonnie Ross, whose passion for gaming has landed her a role managing the Halo franchise, and Linda Northrop, Chief Scientist of the Software Solutions Division of Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute.Friday’s technical tracks tackled of-the-moment topics ranging from wearable technology and STEM education to agile and mobile.The Best Of track featured ABI Lean In circles, and talks by ACM SIG Award winners. Staying in touch after GHC and learning how to make the most of these connections was front and center during the ABI Communities sessions, as well as lunch and Lunch Time Table Topics.We danced the night away and promised to meet again next year in Houston for GHC 2015!

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