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Call for Applications: Women in IT Networking at SC17 (WINS)

WINS participants hard at work with their mentors configuring routers & switches

SCinet at SC17 has issued its Call for Applications for the Women in IT Networking (WINS) program.

The WINS program is currently seeking qualified women U.S. candidates in their early to mid-career to join the SCinet volunteer workforce for SC17. Selected candidates will receive full travel support and mentoring by well-known engineering experts in the research and education community.

Created each year for the SC conference, SCinet brings to life a very high-capacity network that supports the revolutionary applications and experiments that are a hallmark of the SC conference. SCinet will link the convention center to research and commercial networks around the world. SCinet provides an ideal “apprenticeship” opportunity for engineers and technologists looking for direct access to the most cutting-edge network hardware and software, while working side-by-side with the world’s leading network and software engineers, and the top network technology vendors.

More than 15 teams comprise SCinet, all focused on specific areas of expertise involved in setting up and operating a research network. Selected candidates will be matched with a mentor in one of these areas based on interest and background. Some learning and training opportunities include (but are not limited to):

  • Operating and maintaining traditional IT services for SCinet
  • Installing fiber optic network connections
  • Installing and configuring wireless access points
  • Installing and configuring wired network devices for conference meeting rooms;
  • Managing internet routing protocols
  • Configuring wide-area network connections to national telecom providers
  • Supporting conference attendees, high-performance computing (HPC) and high-performing network demonstrations
  • Participating in cybersecurity activities focused on prevention, detection, and countermeasures to protect the resources of the conference

Applications for WINS are due March 24.

SC17 takes place Nov. 12-17 in Denver.

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