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.