The Women in HPC (WHPC) organisation delivered two great events at the ISC23 with two JuWinHPC colleagues, Ruth Schöbel and Claire Wyatt, on the organising committee. WHPC were invited to ‘take-over’ the HPC Solutions Forum stage in the Exhibition Hall and provided a poster networking event.

At the HPC Solutions Forum Stage, our new chapter and the first one in Germany, JuWinHPC was introduced along with two new chapters: Barcelona Supercomputing Centre and IDEAS4HPC in Switzerland. On the stage early career speakers talked about their research and invited speakers talked about careers and research happening within the HPC community.  The event was kicked off by Paulo Cappuccio of DoITNow, who was pleased to announce the company’s inclusion as part of the WHPC Champion Program.  DoITNow’s support will bring more women to global HPC conferences and events giving the opportunity to present and grow their network.

The second inspiring speaker, Deb Goldfarb, Director of Product and Strategy for HPC and Batch at AWS, focused on lessons learned from laying a career foundation, coping with imposter syndrome, to having the courage to just do it. 

This event gave much more visibility and attendance than previous years’ workshops and had a big crowd throughout.  

During the ‘Diversity Day’, the Poster Networking event was a success joined by HPC leadership, including Bill Magro of Google, the University of Cambridge Research Computing Team, and Tom Tabor of HPCWire.

Chelsea John presented her poster and you can see her talking about her work (May 24 video) 

Prof. Dr Estela Suarez (JSC) closed the conference with her keynote on the future goals for HPC and you can read more about it in this HPC Wire article.

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