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Hopperx1 London

June 14, 2019




Join us for a day of learning and networking, focused on technology, career development, leadership and advancing  gender diverse STEM pioneers in London on Friday, June 14


Hopperx1 London is a one-day locally organized event modeled after our Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). This immersive event brings together women technologists at all levels – along with leading companies from industry, academia, and research – to build relationships, learn, and advance their careers.

The program includes keynote speakers, panel discussions, as well as workshops and talks by inspiring women from our London WiT community, which will be split into Technical, Professional Development, and Community tracks.

By listening to women in technical industries and participating in hands-on workshops, you will gain insight into recent technology trends in the city, what it takes to be a successful woman in tech, and tips and stories from women creating technologies that are changing the world.


Keynote speakers

Mico Yuk, Co-Founder/CEO, BI Brainz| Co-Founder of Analytics on Fire Community & Podcast |Founder, BI Dashboard Formula methodology | Author, Data Visualization for Dummies (Wiley) | BI Advisor to the Fortune 500 | Global Keynote Speaker| Named #7 Entrepreneur BI Influencer| SAP Mentor Alumni |Power BI for Business Users Leader

To find out more about Mico, visit micoyuk.com.

Brenda Darden Wilkerson is an advocate for access, opportunity, and social justice for underrepresented communities in technology. She currently serves as the President and CEO of AnitaB.org, an organization that connects, inspires, and strives for greater equality for women technologists in business, academia, and government. She founded the original Computer Science for All program, building computer science classes into the curriculum for every student in the Chicago Public Schools, and serving as the inspiration for the Obama administration’s national CS4All initiatives.


Our objectives include

  • Deliver opportunities and tools that allow women to grow, learn, and develop across the entire technical career path, including student, academic, re-entry, and transitional stages
  • Advocate for solutions that benefit women across multiple dimensions, including race, sexual orientation, age, religion, ability, and temperament.
  • Champion women technologists in industry and academia by calling for accountability, transparency, and lasting change.
  • Shatter cultural perceptions that limit women in their quest to build meaningful careers and claim positions of influence in technology
  • Strengthen our collective, diverse voices, showcase women Innovators. Hopperx1 London offers a platform for local women to present and discuss their work. Apply to give a talk or lead a workshop.


The Call for Participation and Scholarship applications closed on April 14. Thank you to everyone who applied for a scholarship or submitted a proposal to speak at Hopperx1 London! 


Questions? Email: HopperLondon@AnitaB.org

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We welcome people of all genders and backgrounds to attend 2019 Hopperx1 London. Our program will be designed to:

  • Celebrate technical impact and accomplishments of women and gender diverse folk at all career and academic levels
  • Enable women to network with peers, allies and mentors in the London area, 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


We appreciate your enthusiasm for Hopperx1 London and your commitment to gender diversity in technology. To make attendance accessible to all, we will provide flexible registration options, including a full day general registration, discounted price for students, and a limited number of scholarships that provides free admission to all sessions, career fair, lunch, and reception.

  • General Registration will open in early May. We look forward to seeing you at the conference in June!
General registration includes access to all sessions, career fair, lunch, and reception for the full day conference.

General Registration £230 Includes admission to all sessions, career fair, lunch, and reception OPENS EARLY MAY
Student Registration £75 Includes admission to all sessions, career fair, lunch, and reception. OPENS EARLY MAY


Scholarship applications closed on April 14. Thank you to all Hopperx1 London applicants!

Scholarship FREE Includes FREE admission to all sessions, career fair, lunch, and reception OPENS EARLY MAY 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.


There will be five conference tracks for Hopperx1 London covering a wide range of fields for every technical woman. These include Research, Career, Data Science & Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technology, and Open Source..

The conference tracks include presentations, panels, and workshops.

Conference Tracks

There are five conference tracks for Hopperx1 London, including:


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.

In recent years, data has exploded, and the need to make sense of it and harness it towards practical applications is stronger than ever. Data science and AI have emerged as the disciplines to tackle this vast data, develop insights and intelligent solutions to optimize business performance as well as improve customer experiences. We are looking for submissions in the following categories:

Data Engineering & Infrastructure

  • Data pipeline (e.g. from acquisition to prediction)
  • Heterogeneous data integration
  • Data management, including quality and lineage
  • Infrastructure, cloud, and distributed applications
  • Data Scaling

Data Analysis & Modeling

  • Data analysis (e.g. statistical, in situ, real-time)
  • Streaming algorithms and other novel algorithms in support of data science
  • Cloud and distributed data analysis
  • Applied machine learning, e.g. recommenders
  • Knowledge discovery and data mining
  • Search and recommendation
  • New interfaces and visualization

Artificial Intelligence

  • Supervised and unsupervised learning
  • Deep learning and neural networks
  • Transfer learning
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Evolutionary and genetic algorithms, swarm intelligence
  • Natural language processing

Interesting and emerging applications in this space include robotics, self-driving cars, computer vision, bots, etc.


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 the 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.

Blockchain Related Topics

Blockchain is revolutionising many fields at a global scale such as the financial transactions, the Internet of Things, manufacturing, supply chain management, transportation, and many other fields. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Theories of blockchain and its evolution.
  • Smart contracts and distributed ledger.
  • Blockchain and bitcoin security.
  • Security, privacy, and trust of blockchain.
  • Distributed consensus protocols.
  • Blockchain applications in IoT, cyber physical systems, social networking, etc.
  • Attacks on blockchain-based systems.
  • Intersections of blockchain and AI.
  • Open source efforts in blockchain.

Quantum Computing Related Topics

Quantum computing is computing using physical quantum-mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement. It is a radical shift in the way we perform information processing. Quantum computing is slowly coming out from theoretical concepts and finding its applications in the real world. We welcome submissions related but not limited to one of the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of quantum computing.
  • Quantum sensors and quantum component technologies.
  • Quantum technology opportunities in areas such as financial services, pharma, chemical, healthcare, automotive, defense, government, and R&D.
  • Quantum impact on AI, machine learning, and blockchain.
  • Algorithms for quantum computers.
  • Quantum cryptography.
  • Theoretical developments and experimental implementations of quantum information technology.
  • Quantum programming platforms.
  • Quantum simulation.
  • Open source quantum computing framework.

Other Topics

This track will also consider submissions in other emerging disciplines. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Digital twins.
  • Crypto-anchors.
  • Computing and personalized medicine.
  • AI-led molecular design.

This year’s open source software track will feature hands-on workshops and presentations designed to introduce new skills, build confidence, or deepen technical expertise. We’re looking for presenters with a range of experience to share from how to get started when you’re new to open source to pro-conning where open source makes the most sense to deeper dives into technical topics our audience may not find elsewhere. Submissions are encouraged in the following areas:

Making a Living with Free Software

  • Workshops should help our audience understand what role free and open source software plays in the tech industry and IT/ICT; high-demand languages, tools, and platforms; how to work in virtual open source communities; where to find great jobs at any stage in your career, how to get started.

Developer Tools and Platforms and Methods

  • Automation, IDEs, Git, and GitHub. Agile, Security tools, and auditing your code. Bug-tracking, documentation. Team-building, giving back. Languages you may have missed in your computer science class: Python, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, and Golang, to name some. Introductory or intermediate workshops recommended.

Securing Your Open Source Software

  • Some say that open source software is more secure since there are many pairs of eyes fixing issues. Some say it is just the opposite. From hackers to stealing, we invite workshops on how you take all precautions to secure your open source software.

Teaching Open Source

  • How to get OS curriculum into the classroom; best practices, success stories, and train wrecks to learn from, exemplary institutions, resources.


Hopperx1 London connects, inspires, and guides women in computing. This would be impossible without our sponsors!

Show your commitment to women in tech, recruit top talent, and engage your current employees by sponsoring Hopperx1 London. Each level offers something different, so pick the package that fits your organization’s needs.

Prospectus for company sponsorship will be released April 22.

Sponsorship questions? Email: BusinessDevelopment@AnitaB.org


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