David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science professor Joanne Atlee has been appointed as the first director of Women in Computer Science. A long time advocate of supporting women in computer science, Atlee explains that she is happy to take on the role and continue pushing for women to feel comfortable and confident in the field.
The University of Waterloo and David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science will host the fourth annual Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing this weekend.
The conference brings together female professionals from across the province, students and faculty who are interested in, or working in, computing. The conference, on November 8 and 9 helps generate excitement about the field while providing attendees with opportunities for networking, sharing and mentoring.