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Next week, September 26-28, six SAP Cloud Platform techies will represent the platform at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration. For us, it is very real and very exciting to be 6 out of 22,000 (!) women in tech who will invade Houston, TX, and we are thrilled to represent SAP Cloud Platform in force.

Overall, there will be 120 SAP employees from all areas of SAP that get to attend this year’s largest gathering of women technologists. As the name implies, the Grace Hopper Celebration is not your typical tech conference. It celebrates women – and therefore diversity – in computing and is a mixture of presentations on hot new technology as well as diversity topics with loads of career sessions thrown in for good measure.

As I work in the SAP Cloud Platform space, you might be curious about the technology topics we’re covering, so here’s a sneak peek on some of the interesting tracks: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Systems Engineering, Data Science, Human Computer Interaction, Interactive Media, Internet of Things/Wearable Technology, Open Source, Security/Privacy and Software Engineering. If you’re curious on the specific topics, view the full agenda.

So what is SAP doing there with 120 people?

Nine of us will be presenters in the various formats so if you’re there, check out our sessions:

Speaker(s) Topic Date and Time

Esther Landes

Poster Session 1: OData – A Standard for RESTful APIs Start Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | Start Time: 11:30 AM | End Time: 2:00 PM | Location: GRB Exhibit Hall D

Artiona Bogo

Bringing Blockchain to the Enterprise (SAP) Start Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 3:15 PM | Location: Technology Showcase Theater – GRB Exhibit Hall D

Kathrin Nos /Stefanie Schmitt

 

Mentoring Circle: Your Career Will be a Journey: Create Your Map to a Management or Technical Development Career Start Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | Start Time: 11:30 AM | End Time: 2:00 PM | Location: GRB Grand Ballroom B

Bärbel Hänelt/Julia Siebeck

 

Mentoring Circle: Sticking Point or Stepping Stone? About the Importance of Posing Questions in Interviews Start Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | Start Time: 11:30 AM | End Time: 2:00 PM | Location: GRB Grand Ballroom B

Catherine Nelson

SP697: Data Anonymization from a Data Scientist’s Point of View Start Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 | Start Time: 9:00 AM | End Time: 9:20 AM | Location: GRB 342C | Repeated at Start Time: 4:50 PM | End Time: 5:10 PM | Location: GRB 360C

Lucy (Yuchen) Mou

CR219: Tech: More Than Coding Start Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 | Start Time: 11:25 AM | End Time: 12:25 PM | Location: HIL Ballroom of Americas D

Artiona Bogo

CR110: Fulfilling the Broken Promise of Internet with Diversity in Mind Start Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 | Start Time: 3:30 PM | End Time: 4:30 PM | Location: HIL Lanier J

Regina Kunkle

CR114: Career Confessions: How I Became a Leader in Tech Start Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 | Start Time: 4:15 PM | End Time: 5:15 PM | Location: HIL Lanier A

A few of us will be at the SAP booth to present SAP to tech enthusiasts from all over the world and to do some recruiting. Note to everyone: If you’re interested, make sure to schedule an interview or stop by our booth! There will be swag. 😊

The rest of us will get to attend the conference and learn as much as possible about the emerging trends to bring back home to our teams, to network with the other attendees (be it customers, partners, competitors, potential future employees and everyone else who brings in diverse views).

We’ll share our key learnings with you after the conference. If you want some updates during the conference already, follow our Twitter feeds: @KostSisi, @jodyanneleblanc, @mlhassett, @art_iona, @nos_sap, @_stschmitt, @sie_ju, @BaerbelHaenelt

Update: Now that the event is over, check out Jody LeBlanc’s blog about her insights as a first time attendee at the Grace Hopper Celebration.

Looking forward to getting inspired and stay tuned,
Stanislava, Jody, Meredith, Andrea, Kathrin and Stefanie

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  1. Moya Watson

    One of the best tech conferences I’ve been to!  SO much energy and so many topics to cover. Will be watching for your updates — have a great time!

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