July 19, 2019
The following text was taken directly from an article published in HPCwire and InsideHPC on July 16th.
Last week, Data Vortex Technologies hosted the Texas Women in HPC (TXWHPC) PechaKucha Summer Mixer at their Austin headquarters. A wide selection of topics was presented, ranging from quantum entanglement to the analysis of novels with software.
Speakers at the event included Phoebe Bumstead and Supada Laosooksathit of Intel, Reed Devany of Data Vortex, Antia Lamares Linares of Speqtral, and TXWHPC Co-Chair Melyssa Fratkin of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). Beyond the presentations, the mixer served as a networking opportunity for women across the professional spectrum with diverse work experiences.
It’s very exciting to see a younger generation of women reaching out and engaging their peers in the field,” says Data Vortex CEO and TXWHPC Co-Chair Carolyn Devany. “Our industry is one that drives forward so much of human development – it is pivotal that inclusive representation is made a priority.”
TXWHPC is a statewide chapter of the international inclusivity organization, Women in High Performance Computing. This was the chapter’s third event since its official inception last August. The next event will be hosted by TACC in conjunction with SC19 in Denver. If you are interested in joining TXWHPC (and the larger WHPC community in whole), please visit www.txwomeninhpc.org/home and www.womeninhpc.org.