[vcf-midatlantic] Females in computing list: VCF East 2022

Adam Michlin adam.michlin at vcfed.org
Wed Jan 12 13:37:23 UTC 2022

Hi Bill (and Everyone),

I don't know, I'd fly around the world for the chance to see Grace
Hopper speak... <tongue firmly in cheek>.

Kidding aside, you have some very good points. I encourage you to take
them to individual (or all the) Steering Committee members. I promise
I will do so, as well.

Really, anyone that has any concerns should never hesitate to
email/phone/carrier pigeon/telegram one or all of the Steering
Committee members. They really do want your feedback. They do listen.

And I say this as a former member, founding member, and one of the
architects of the Steering Committee.

Best wishes,


On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 8:02 AM Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> *Living* pioneers of computing.who would  draw a reasonable crowd as a
> keynote speaker?  Not so easy.  Picking a high level manager at a software
> company who happens to be a woman is not going to be on the same level as
> past keynote speakers and it kind of looks like you're more trying to fill
> the slot with someone who checks the box "woman" before you realized the
> obvious problem.of your category choice.
> Consider finding an expert on the history of women in computing, regardless
> of their demographic characteristics, who can give a good informative talk
> on the subject of "women in computing".  A good speaker who knows the
> subject.  This way you can *cover them all* with >respect<.  Find an author
> of a good book on the subject.  Find a historian.
> Having this discussuon like this on an open forum?   Wouldnt you want to
> keep this kind of debate within management until you finalized your plans?
> Bill
> Former.v.p. vcfed
> On Wed, Jan 12, 2022, 5:34 AM Mark Whittington via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > Margaret Hamilton
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 5:24 AM skogkatt007--- via vcf-midatlantic <
> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >
> > >  Grace Hopper, Gina Smith.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >

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