Why you must attend GHC 2014 – Liz Mirembe shares her GHC 2013 Experiences
Attending the Grace Hopper Conference in Minneapolis 2-5 October 2013, was an amazing experience for me. I was exposed to many great women and this exposure changed my perception of life in terms of what one can achieve as a woman. I had very high expectations prior to the conference and can boldly say they were fully met! The key highlights for me were:
- Listening to Megan Smith, the vice president of Google[x]! Apparently there is a group of people working hard and researching about alternative and more affordable means to see that the African Experience of the internet is made better.
- During our panel presentation on “Mobile experiences for the differently abled users”, we interacted with an amazing audience which gave us great advice on how to proceed with our plans, goals and the vision.
- The student opportunity lab session opened my mind to new ICT career opportunities and widened my understanding of the existing ones. For example the career possibilities of being a patent lawyer or an agent.
- The Career Fair at the conference blessed me with an opportunity of being able to explore my career options and I also got advice on how to proceed with my graduate studies.