Women in HPC Returns in Support of Greater Equity at ISC 2022 in Hamburg

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom – May 12, 2022 – WHPC, an entirely volunteer-run organisation that strives to encourage more women into the field of high performance computing (HPC) through fellowship, education and support is proud to return to global, in-person events beginning with ISC 2022. Over the week of the conference, volunteers from the HPC community have come together to organise several activities, including their annual workshop, which has become a pillar of support and education for those looking to encourage greater diversity, equity, and inclusion within the HPC community.

Thanks to the work of this year’s volunteer committee, ISC passholders can join in in the following:

  • Diversity Day. On May 31st WHPC will celebrate, along with the entire conference, the continued work towards greater diversity in HPC. Thanks to EPCC and Alces Flight, shirts and snoods featuring the WHPC logo will be distributed in the Exhibitor Hall both on the day and the night before at the Exhibitor Gala. You can find EPCC at booth G708 and Alces Flight at booth D415. You will need a Conference or Exhibition Pass to collect. Availability will be limited, so plan accordingly.
  • WHPC Poster Reception. Also happening on May 31st between 4.15 and 5.15pm CET in Foyer D-G, we will be showcasing the work of early career women in HPC at a poster reception. Come and meet the women who are creating the future of HPC, network, and catch up with friends. Snacks and drinks will be provided thanks to the support of AWS and Alces Flight. You will need a Conference or Exhibition Pass to attend.
  • WHPC Workshop: Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Community. We are pleased to bring our 13th Annual Workshop back to ISC on June 2nd starting at 9.00am and concluding at 1.00PM. Our workshop covers topics including increasing the visibility of women in tech, navigating your career, dealing with stress and changing work conditions, leadership, and how to be an ally for underrepresented groups. Our workshop will be kicked off by keynote speaker Dr. Helena Liebelt, Professor of Computer Science and Quantum Computing Innovator. A Workshop Pass is required to attend.

We are looking forward to engaging with the HPC community at ISC’22. To get more details about these events, or to secure any interviews with WHPC committee volunteers, our supporting institutions, or some of our up-and-coming young innovators, please contact our Communications and Social Chair Cristin Merritt at cristin.merritt@alces-flight.com.