We love the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). Firstly, it pays homage to one of the most influential women in history — period. Secondly, GHC is the world’s largest gathering of women and non-binary technologists, with attendance exceeding 30,000 virtual and in-person participants. Thirdly, we actively participate in some of the conference’s wonderful events. Fou… OK, we'll stop now!
2023 is the 21st edition of the Grace Hopper Celebration conference and it promises to be another incredible event, one that will bring people together from across the globe to enjoy sensational talks and great company.
This article gives you a brief overview of some of the key things you can expect from Grace Hopper Celebration 2023 .
Amazing talks have been a feature of the Grace Hopper Celebration conference since the first event in 1994. The 2023 edition is no exception to this, with more than 400 confirmed speakers and over 350 sessions for the 30,000+ attendees to pick from.
Among those talking are a bunch of incredible keynote speakers:
One of the things we like most about Grace Hopper Celebration is that we have the honour of actively participating in some of its great events. NearForm is playing a huge part in this year's conference by contributing in the following ways:
Paula Paul (NearForm Field CTO and OpenJS Foundation Board Member) is one of the Grace Hopper Day Open Source Day (OSD) Co-Chairs. Paula will be speaking at the opening ceremonies. OSD is an all-day virtual hackathon on September 22, 2023. It gives people a chance to enhance their open source skills by collaborating with mentors on a range of topics.
Our very own Dee O’Callaghan (Global Head of Design and Engineering), Rachel Switzer (Solutions Architect) and Melissa Bright (Program Manager) are part of the Open Source Day (OSD) Mentors committee. These are the topics people can get involved in during the OSD hackathon:
Rafael Gonzaga (Staff Developer Experience Engineer and Node.js TSC) shares his insights in one of our core areas of expertise — Node.js. He’ll be helping people gain a greater understanding of Node.js and welcoming them into its global community.
We don’t want to say too much about our cube puzzle, as this would ruin the surprise for the Grace Hopper Celebration attendees. What we will say is it’s an engaging QR code game that gives people a chance to play an interactive puzzle, while encouraging participants to network and make meaningful connections. Curious about what our cube puzzle is? Paula, Dee, Rachel and Melissa will be roaming GHC, so ask them about it!
We can’t wait to attend Grace Hopper Celebration 2023 and we hope to see you there. If you’d like to learn more about GHC or are looking to get your ticket for this year’s event then check out the official website .