The Rocky Mountain Celebration of Women in Computing (RMCWiC) is the new name for the Colorado Celebration of Women in Computing (CCWIC). The name has changed to reflect the broad regional participation that occurred during CCWIC 2008 and 2010. The goal of RMCWiC is to encourage the career interests of local women in computing. CCWIC 2008 and CCWIC 2010 hosted 87 and 101 computer science undergradute and graduate students, respectively, as well as employees and researchers from local industry and labs and faculty from local universities. The RMCWiC 2012 conference had 146 attendees representing 8 universities, 5 states and 15 different companies and organizations. Attendees reported that the conference provided social support, facilitated networking with other computing professionals, and exposed them to a variety of social and technological advances in the field. RMCWC (previously CCWIC) offers an opportunity for students to present their research and to network with leaders from academia, government, and industry. In this way, RMCWiC provides a unique opportunity for technical women from Colorado and neighboring states to come together to share experiences and strategies for success.

This year's RMCWiC will be October 23-25th.

RMCWiC 2012  

The Third Rocky Mountain Celebration of Women in Computing was held November 1-2, 2012, at the Horsetooth Marriott in Ft Collins, Colorado. The students who attended RMCWiC were from 8 universities and 5 states (Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska, and California). 15 different companies and organizations were represented. The schools included Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, Colorado University at Boulder, Peak to Peak Charter school, United States Air Force Academy, University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Wyoming, Westminster College, and University of California Santa Cruz. The organizations and businesses included National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Montana Girls STEM Collaborative, Ready Talk, Yahoo! Inc., Apogee Engineering, Telvent, National Science Foundation, Microsoft, LGS Innovations, Hewlett-Packard, Google, ArcelorMittal, Intel Corporation, Cray Inc., and The Portland Group.
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