What Is A Lightning Talk?
Lightning Talks are five minute mini presentations that can range from a class project, research, inside information on how to survive a computing major, programming tips, ideas on how to create a successful women in computing group, etc. The following two links provide helpful tips for giving lighting talks or public speaking in general: Advice on How to Give a Good Lightning Talk by Mark Fowler and How to Conquer Public Speaking Fear by Morton C. Orman, M.D.
What Is A Poster?
Posters provide an opportunity for an informal presentation featuring "give and take" with conference attendees. Presenting a poster is also a good way in which to discuss and receive feedback on a work in progress that has not been fully developed into a paper. You may consult the following link from the ACM for advice on how to create posters: ACM Crossroad Advice on Creating Posters (search for poster 101). You do not have to have conducted research to present a poster. Ethical issues, social issues and curricular issues of computing are sources of natural topics.
What Is A Graduate/Undergraduate Talk?
The goal of this session is to provide undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to present their computing research, both applied and theoretical, to a general non-specialist audience. Graduate/undergraduate talks may include experience reports, research studies, or tool reports.
What Is The Dress Code For The Conference?
Typically at this type of conference people dress casually. You do not need to dress like you would do for a job interview, but you need to be neat, and avoid too tight or too baggy clothing. Just come and enjoy being with many other women!
Do I Need To Register For The Conference?
Yes, every attendee has to register. The non-refundable student registration fee of $15 will cover all meals and materials. The registration is heavily subsidized by our sponsors. Please visit the Register page to register. No refunds will be available to conference registrants.
What Does A Company Need To Do To Participate In The Career Fair?
Companies are encouraged to participate in the MINK WIC Career Fair. The Career Fair will be held on Saturday, October 8 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Companies that are non-sponsors will be charged a $100 registration fee. Companies must book and pay for their own lodging. If your company is interested in participating in the Career Fair, please register for the conference as a Career Fair Participant.
How Will Lodging Accommodations Work?
Roommate sharing will be used to house students and faculty. Students will be assigned three per room. Faculty will be assigned two per room. Students and faculty who do not opt for room sharing will be responsible for their own accommodations.