SUNNYVALE, Calif. - September 24,
2008 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that it is a
platinum sponsor of the Eighth Annual Grace Hopper Celebration
(GHC) of Women in Computing conference, which will be held October
1-4, 2008, at the Keystone Resort in Keystone, Colorado. NetApp
will be located in booth number 6 at the event, and several NetApp
executives will be presenting at the conference and participating
in panel sessions.
The world's largest gathering of women in computing in industry,
academia, and government, the GHC is a three-day technical
conference designed to bring the research and career interests of
women in computing to the forefront. Leading researchers and
industry experts discuss their current work, while special sessions
focus on the role of women in today's technology fields, including
computer science, information technology, research, and
engineering. Copresented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and
Technology and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the
conference features more than 88 sessions across seven tracks,
well-known keynote speakers, invited technical speakers, panels,
workshops, new investigator technical papers, PhD forums, technical
posters, "birds of a feather" sessions, the ACM Student Research
Competition, and an awards celebration.
"NetApp has been a strong supporter of GHC since 2005, and it
continues to expand its involvement and investment in this event,"
said Jody Mahoney, vice president Business Development, Anita Borg
Institute. "We truly appreciate NetApp's commitment to develop
women leaders in high-tech fields and fostering an environment for
"The GHC conference provides a great opportunity for technical
women to see the latest technology, learn new skills to enhance
their careers, and build networks," said Brian Pawlowski, senior
vice president and CTO at NetApp. "NetApp is committed to helping
increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology in our
company and in the industry."
NetApp participation at GHC includes the following panel
- Brian Pawlowski, senior vice president and CTO, "CTO Plenary
Session: Leading Technology: A View from the Top," Thursday,
October 2, 1:20-2:35 p.m.
- Kathryn Vandiver, director, NAS Protocols Engineering, "Women
in the Brave New World of Free and Open Source Software," Friday,
October 3, 1:20-2:30 p.m.
- Silvia Ahmed, senior director Engineering, QA, "Exciting
Careers They Don't Tell You About at School: Software Engineer in
Test," Friday, October 3, 2:50-3:50 p.m.
- Brinnan Taylor, lab engineer, "Green Data Centers," Friday,
October 3, 2:50-3:50 p.m.
- Rachel Zhu, reference architect, "Green Data Centers," Friday,
October 3, 2:50-3:50 p.m.
Joanna Karwowska, vice president Engineering
at NetApp, has also been involved with GHC as a member of the Grace
Hopper Industry Advisory Committee.
For more information about the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in
Computing Conference, visit http://gracehopper.org/2008.
About the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in
Cofounded by Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle Whitney in
1994 and inspired by the legacy of Rear Admiral Grace Murray
Hopper, the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing
Conference is designed to bring the research and career interests
of women in computing to the forefront. Presented with the
Association on Computing Machinery (ACM), the GHC Conferences offer
opportunities for mentoring, motivation, networking, and technical
and career development. The world's largest gathering of technical
women in computing, the GHC Conference has become a premier event
for ABI sponsors to recruit new talent, promote their organization,
and inspire their workforce.
About the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
The Anita Borg Institute provides resources and
programs to help industry, academia, and government recruit,
retain, and develop women leaders in high-tech fields, resulting in
higher levels of technological innovation. ABI programs serve
high-tech women by creating a community and providing tools to help
them develop their careers. ABI is a not-for-profit 501(c)3
charitable organization. ABI Partners include: Google, Microsoft
Corporation, HP, Sun, Cisco, Intel, SAP, Juniper Networks, National
Science Foundation, National Center for Women in Technology, IBM,
Symantec, Computer Associates, NetApp, Genentech and Capgemini. For
more information, visit www.anitaborg.org.
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