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  • Diversity & Inclusion: #WeAreHPC

    Guest blog by: Alison Kennedy, The Hartree Centre High Performance Computing (HPC) and High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA) – the provenance of the Hartree Centre – are rapidly expanding areas of importance to academia and industry, with myriad new employment opportunities arising. It is predicted that the gap between supply and demand of skilled staff […]

  • Heart-felt thanks to the “Women in HPC” workshop!

    On the occasion of thanksgiving, we would like to extend our best wishes to our colleagues in the “Women in HPC” network! You are helping foster long-lasting and impactful associations, and are doing a great service to the community – thanks! We, Ritu Arora and Sharda Dixit, are excited to share our thoughts on the mentoring program that is […]

  • Male Allies are Key to Diversity and Inclusion Challenges in HPC Industries

    “DNC: White Men Shouldn’t Apply for Tech Jobs” – this was a recent headline in the news. A manager within the Democratic National Committee (DNC) sent out an email seeking diverse candidates for IT positions, but added: “I personally would prefer that you not forward to cisgender straight white males, as they are already in […]

  • #WeAreHPC

    Greetings WHPC Champions and Supporters! In an effort to ensure the greater HPC sector is inclusive and welcoming to all communities, Women in HPC is launching an online campaign this SC17. We need your help to illustrate the many faces of HPC and raise awareness of the essential role of diversity and inclusion in our […]

  • I Am A Research Software Engineer

    By: Dr Mozhgan Kabiri Chimeh, Research Associate/Research Software Engineer in Massive Scale Complex Systems Simulation with Accelerated Computing at University of Sheffield, UK. I am a Research Software Engineer (RSE) at Computer Science Department, University of Sheffield. I started working as one in September 2016 and I’ve been enjoying every moment of it. One of […]

  • Professional Responsibility in Research Science (and the lack thereof)!

    Guest post by: Smarty Pants Science The job of a scientist is immensely rewarding — but also technically challenging, and often riddled with administrative and institutional red tape. Learning how to navigate these challenges is critical for mastering the practice of science and advancing early career scientists (students, interns, post docs, etc). The role of good […]

  • Improving diversity at conferences

    With the SC17 conference just around the corner, I was reminded that WHPC is frequently asked how to improve diversity at conferences. As Inclusivity Chair for SC17, I can assure you that there is no simple quick-fix. Instead it takes constant effort during the entire period of planning and execution of the conference. Last year, […]

  • Faces of HPC

    One of the things that I believe in passionately is that personal characteristics should not be a barrier to participating in any aspect of life. This belief is what led me and my colleagues to set-up Women in HPC, as our gender affects us personally. However, I am also very aware that gender is just […]

  • Diversity in Action

    Guest Post by: Marie-Christine Sawley, Intel In the HPC community we are passionate about technical capacity to solve complex problems. We also understand that HPC is having a growing impact on societal and economic challenges. We encourage women in technology to come gain hands-on experience with Intel platforms, network with Intel and industry experts, and […]

  • Q&A with SC17 Inclusivity Chair Toni Collis

    As Inclusivity Chair for SC17 I have spent the last 18 months embedding diversity and inclusion best practice into every aspect of the SC conference. This article, written for the SC17 conference, explains why the conference is embracing this activity and the benefits we can all receive. 1. What exactly does the term “inclusivity” mean? […]

  • The importance of formal mentoring

    By Athina Frantzana I hear more and more people talking about mentoring and looking for a mentor to guide them in the fast and demanding rhythms of the modern lifestyle and workload. But mentoring is not an invention of the modern world. From the ancient Greek mythology, where goddess Athena disguises to an old man […]