2019 marks the 10th anniversary of Grace Hopper Celebration India, being held November 6-8 in Bangalore. This event – named after Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, creator of the first computer language compiler – is Asia’s largest gathering of women technologists, and celebrates the many achievements of women of tech.
“Most of us do not know who Grace Hopper is, which is why in our organization we are celebrating not just her but other unnamed women,” explained Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President and CEO of AnitaB.org, during her trip to Bengaluru. “We should thank them; we stand on their shoulders.”
Brenda went on to discuss how we at AnitaB.org are working to achieve 50/50 intersectional tech equity by 2025, an ambitious but necessary goal. “About nine months ago an article was written that said self-driving cars cannot see black people,” Brenda pointed out, stressing the need for technologists to reflect the people they serve. “If we help make tech become more diverse, it can become a social justice tool.”
Join us at the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI 19) and help us change the direction of tech!
Read The Hindu article for more information on GHCI and the work of AnitaB.org.