Vani Gupta a first year MCA student at the School of Computer Information Sciences, University of Hyderabad has been awarded Grace Hopper Student Scholarship for the year 2020 at the Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computing 2020 organised by AnitaB.org, Belmont, California. This year the conference is shifting virtual due to covid-19 crisis.
About the scholarship:
Grace Hopper Celebration is the world’s largest event to celebrate women in computing. It is a three-day event in the United States which includes seminars, career fair, key-note speakers and gives a broad networking opportunity for the scholars to connect with employees at companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook and more. This helps them gain an insight and helps them leverage technologies like LinkedIn. It receives thousands of applications each year and accepts the ones it finds deserving. They offer virtual internships to students and pay an annual amount of $1200.
About the organisation:
AnitaB.org is a global non-profit organization based in Belmont, California. Founded by computer scientists Anita Borg and Telle Whitney, the institute’s primary aim is to recruit, retain, and advance women in technology. Their community extends around the world, driven by the belief that we can accomplish more together.