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2017-10-24: Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) 2017

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This year’s Grace Hopper Celebration 2017 (@ghc, #GHC17), the world's largest gathering of women technologists, took place in Orlando Florida at the Orange County Convention Center on October 4-6. The events occurred in two locations: the Orange County Convention Center West (OCCC) and the Hyatt Regency (Hyatt), which is directly connected by skybridge.
GHC is presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, which was founded by Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle Whitney in 1994. Grace Hopper attendees grew from 500 in 1994 to over 18,000 in 2017 with around 700 speakers.

Its incredible to see how the number of attendees grew over the years @ghc#GHC17pic.twitter.com/hmVrINdUen — Lulwah (@LulwahMA) October 3, 2017
This was my first time attending the conference and I was fortunate to receive an AnitaB.org travel scholarship to attend GHC. The scholarships cover registration, travel, hotel, and meal expenses. Only 657 were selected from almost 15,000 applicants. In addition, …