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Hopper Down Under

July 29, 2019 · 5:00 pm - July 31, 2019 · 5:00 pm

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WELCOME RECEPTION, JULY 29, 2019
CELEBRATION, JULY 30-31, 2019

Hopper Down Under is a celebration of diversity in technology in the Asia-Pacific. Created by women technologists, for women technologists, this inaugural conference is produced by AnitaB.org.

Background

Hopper Down Under is modeled on the AnitaB.org Grace Hopper Celebration, aimed to empower women technologists in the Asia-Pacific. It brings together women technologists at all levels, from undergraduate to CEO, along with members from industry leading companies, academia, and research, to build relationships, learn, and advance their careers.

Hopper Down Under offers technical and career development sessions, including Poster Sessions, a Career Fair, a Tech Expo, Mentoring Circles, and more.

 

The Call for Participation and Scholarship application is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

 

Our event objectives include:

  • Building community.
  • Strengthening our collective, diverse voices.
  • Promoting inclusion.
  • Inspiring action.

Please send your questions and other inquiries to the following email address: HopperAustralia@AnitaB.org

If you would like to receive more information about Hopper Down Under and other events happening in your area, fill out this form.

Attend

We welcome people of all genders and backgrounds to attend the inaugural Hopper Down Under to celebrate diversity in tech in the Asia Pacific. Our program is designed to:

  •  Celebrate technical impact and accomplishments of women and gender diverse people at all career and academic levels
  •  Enable women to network with peers, allies and mentors in the Asia-Pacific region, and support one another along their career paths
  • Equip women and allies with technical and career skills through a variety of interactive and hands-on sessions
  • Inspire curiosity and action whether you are an experienced technologist or new to the technology field

Registration

We appreciate your enthusiasm for Hopper Down Under and your commitment to gender diversity in technology. To make attendance accessible to all, we will provide flexible registration options, including:

  • Full two-day registration (all programs, career fair and lunch for two days)
  • Scholarships (limited number of scholarships will be available to provide free admission to all programs, career fair and lunch for two days)
  • General Registration will open on May 22. We look forward to seeing you at the conference in July!
REGISTRATION FEES
General registration includes access to all programs, career fair and lunch for two days.

General Registration A$900 Includes all programs, career fair and lunch for two days OPENS MAY 22
Student Registration A$100 Includes all programs, career fair and lunch for two days OPENS MAY 22

 

Scholarship applications closed on April 17. Thank you to all Hopper Down Under applicants!

Scholarship FREE Includes FREE admission for all programs, career fair and lunch for two days OPENS MAY 22 FOR SELECTED APPLICANTS

Please note: All sales are final and cannot be cancelled or refunded. You may substitute a new attendee if you are not able to attend.

Schedule

Key Dates
Sponsorship Prospectus is now available. View Sponsorships.

Speakers

  • Genevieve Bell, A3 Institute
  • Professor Sue Black OBE, Durham University
  • Elizabeth Croft, Monash University
  • Jaleh Daei, AgriFood Tech
  • Lisa Harvey-Smith, Australia’s STEM Ambassador
  • Elanor Huntington, Australian National University
  • Major General Kathryn Toohey, Australian Army

We will post more details about our speakers and schedule soon!

Tracks

There will be six conference tracks for the inaugural Hopper Down Under covering a wide range of fields for every technical woman. These include Research, Careers & Leadership, Products, Technology, Education and a Poster Session.

The conference tracks will include presentations, panels, workshops and posters.

Conference Tracks

There are six conference tracks for Hopper Down Under, including:

+ RESEARCH

The Research Track provides a place for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss latest technology trends and research results, novel tools, practical experiences, and technical challenges. We are looking for technical submissions in the broad fields of technology that the Grace Hopper Celebration is famous for, including, but not limited to: Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Software Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, Hardware, IoT/Wearable Devices, Computer Systems and Security/Privacy.

Key Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Software Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, Hardware, IoT/Wearable Devices, Computer Systems and Security/Privacy.

+ CAREERS & LEADERSHIP

Women face a unique set of opportunities and challenges — both at a professional and personal level. The career track provides a platform for attendees to learn and discuss a wide variety of topics to help support one another and advance their careers. Proposals that present a unique perspective with clear takeaways are preferred. Topics of interest for the career track include but are not limited to:

Career Management and Mastery

  • Professional brand and presence.
  • Becoming a person of influence.
  • Career paths for technical, business, and management.
  • Startups vs. mid-size vs. global organizations vs. non-profits — finding the right fit and thriving in it.
  • Mentoring vs. sponsorship — gaining them and becoming one.
  • Building your dream network.
  • Collaborating and managing upwards and sideways.
  • Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.
  • Crucial and difficult conversations in the workplace.
  • Strategic thinking skills and building alliances.
  • Defining balance and success in career.
  • Reaching the C-suite and what’s beyond it.
  • Inclusion and Cultural Awareness

Leveraging intersectionality in the workplace

  • Conscious vs. unconscious bias.
  • Imposter syndrome: identifying and overcoming.
  • Parenting in tech — the ups, downs and everything in between.
  • Motherhood in tech — the unique challenges and perspectives mothers bring.
  • Behaviors for inclusion.
  • Transforming men into allies.
  • Culturally conscious leadership.
  • Resilience and caring for your whole self.
  • The Future of Work

Building up the next generation.

  • Social innovation and using tech-for-good.
  • Pay equity in the workplace.
  • Acquiring new skills and knowledge for staying relevant and competitive in the future.
  • Fostering creativity and imagination.
  • Jobs of the future: what will go and what will stay.
+ TECHNOLOGY

Emerging technologies are breakthrough technologies that are likely to shape our lives in the near future. They are typically characterized by radical novelty, relatively fast growth, prominent impact, uncertainty, and ambiguity.

This track provides researchers and practitioners the opportunity to present and discuss latest trends, technical innovations, research papers, and new applications related to emerging technologies such as quantum computing and blockchain. We welcome technical submissions, talks, workshops, tutorials, and demos that describe theoretical foundations, practical implementations, novel applications, and open source efforts in emerging technologies. We also welcome submissions that discuss the intersection of these emerging technologies with existing fields such as AI, security, IoT, cloud computing, etc.

Key topics: Quantum computing, IoT, Cloud computing, Wearables, Cybernetics, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, AI, Astrophysics.

+ PRODUCT

Launching a product involves several crucial functions, such as the conceptualization, design, development to marketing, and getting it to end users. In this track, the focus will be on relevant topics and preference will be given to submissions that provide cutting edge approaches and novel perspectives. Emerging technologies are breakthrough technologies that are likely to shape our lives in the near future. They are typically characterized by radical novelty, relatively fast growth, prominent impact, uncertainty, and ambiguity. This track provides researchers and practitioners the opportunity to present and discuss latest trends, technical innovations, research papers, and new applications related to emerging technologies such as quantum computing and blockchain. We welcome technical submissions, talks, workshops, tutorials, and demos that describe theoretical foundations, practical implementations, novel applications, and open source efforts in emerging technologies. We also welcome submissions that discuss the intersection of these emerging technologies with existing fields such as AI, security, IoT, cloud computing, etc.

Key topics: Vision and strategy, Branding, Competitive differentiation, Market research, Product requirements gathering, Product design, Product life cycle, Product ecosystem development, Project management, Product quality attributes, performance scalability, usability, reliability, security, Technical launch, Commercial launch, Market study and development, Customer support, Key performance indicators, Case studies, User insight, Product strategy, Product prioritization, Launch and iterate. 

+ EDUCATION

With technology reaching into every part of the world around us, we are faced with the challenge and opportunity to enable all In our next generation to take their place as future tech leaders. Education plays an instrumental role in this endeavour to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills. How are we breaking down barriers and leading the way to engage all young women in tech? Let’s come together to celebrate and share our successes and to challenge each other to achieve our collective goal. We welcome proposals for presentations, panels and workshops that share practice, practical implementations, challenges and new approaches. We also welcome proposals for knowledge sharing and professional development.

Key topics:Inclusive pedagogy, supporting varied ability levels, DT project design, systems thinking, AR/VR, AI, Cybersecurity, assessment

+ POSTER
Hopper Down Under will host a technical poster session modelled after the mind-expanding session at the Grace Hopper Celebration. It’s the perfect opportunity to informally present your research to GHC attendees and experts in your field. Designed to help you solicit constructive feedback, the poster session lends itself to those who are still exploring an idea and have not fully developed their results into a completed paper for the Research, Technology, Product or Education tracks.

Sponsors

Sponsors are a key facet of our community and through Hopper Down Under play an important role in building a collectively strong, diverse and inclusive tech community in the Asia-Pacific.

As a Sponsor, your organization gets an opportunity to support an event aimed directly at improving Diversity and Inclusion in the tech industry. It is a great way to showcase your commitment and support for women in tech, engage and encourage your current employees by giving them an opportunity to leverage all the conference has to offer and recruit top local-talent at our career fair.

See Our Sponsorships.

Sponsor Levels & Benefits

Prospectus is available to download and sponsorships are open for purchase!

NOTE: Currently, sponsorships are available for purchase in USD only.  Purchase in AUD will be available soon.

Download to see our corporate level sponsorships.
Purchase your sponsorship package at Support AnitaB.org. Select Hopperx1 Sponsorships, then Hopper Down Under.

Have a question? Email: BusinessDevelopment@AnitaB.org

Scholarships

Our scholarship opportunities are closed now. Thank you for your interest.

 

Hopper Down Under Scholarships will provide funds for undergraduate students and graduate students to attend our two-day Celebration. Scholars who attend Hopper Down Under gain access to career workshops, networking opportunities, and memories that will last a lifetime.

Student Eligibility

  • You must be a full-time student enrolled in an accredited degree program at a college, university, or high school at the time of applying.
  • You must be a full-time student enrolled in an accredited degree program at a college or university at the time of Hopper Down Under (July 2019). Those graduating prior to Hopper Down Under are not eligible unless accepted to another related degree program (such as a M.S. or Ph.D. program).
  • Show satisfactory progress toward a degree such as, but not limited to, computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, human-computer interaction, math, physics, or management information systems.
  • Be able to demonstrate an interest in computing.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age by July 29, 2019.
  • You cannot accept more than one scholarship to attend.
  • If you receive a scholarship and do not notify AnitaB.org that you cannot attend prior to Hopper Down Under, you will not be eligible in future years as this takes a scholarship away from another student that could have attended.

What are we looking for in a student scholar?

  • Student scholars are active in their community, including being involved with campus computing/STEM clubs and working toward the advancement of women in computing.
  • Student scholars have an understanding of how attending Hopper Down Under will have an impact on them and any messages or key learnings they take back to share at their schools.

Volunteer

Volunteers are an important part of Hopper Down Under. Each volunteer works between 5 and 8 hours (divided in several shifts), helping with various conference management activities.

Benefits

In exchange for their time and help, volunteers receive a complimentary registration to Hopper Down Under. When they are not on duty, volunteers are allowed to attend sessions, visit the career fair, and take advantage of everything the conference has to offer.

Commitment

The volunteers work multiple short shifts, up to eight non-consecutive hours spread over the three days of the conference. They must attend an orientation and commit to their assigned shifts. Shifts cannot be exchanged on site. Volunteers may sometimes miss sessions in order to make Hopper Down Under run successfully.

Volunteers receive a complimentary registration to Hopper Down Under, but they must pay for their own transportation, lodging, meals, and other expenses.

Application Process

Due to limited space in the program, our selection process is competitive. We factor in availability, interest, commitment to the program, and experience volunteering in big events. You must be 18 years or older to apply.

 

Fill out the application form. Decisions will be emailed at the end of May 2019.

 

If we accept you into the Hopper Down Under Volunteer Program, you must:

  • be available for volunteer tasks during the entire conference;
  • attend the mandatory orientation meeting on the evening of July 29
  • dedicate 5-8 hours of your time to volunteer assignments during the event
  • commit to the assignments we will give you
  • pay for your own expenses during the conference (you will receive complimentary registration to the event)
  • If you attend Hopper Down Under and do not perform your volunteer assignments, you will be billed for the full amount of one registration (student A$100, general A$900).

Details

Start:
July 29, 2019 · 5:00 pm
End:
July 31, 2019 · 5:00 pm

Organizer

AnitaB.org

Venue

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Merivale St & Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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