ACM-W India Events
Welcome to ACM India-W's exciting lineup of events for the year 2023-24! We are committed to fostering innovation, collaboration, and learning in the world of computing.
Here's a glimpse of events in 2023-24:
7-8 July 2023
ACM India Grad Cohort is an annual flagship event, held exclusively for female PhD and Master's research scholars. The two-day event covers a broad range of topics relevant to research in Computer Science including but not limited to choosing a research area, do's and don'ts during research, post-doctoral research, careers in India and abroad, etc. The event houses plenty of opportunities for networking with other research scholars and speakers from academia and industry at the event.
First Round : Idea Submission closes on : 3 Oct, 2023
Second Round: Online Presentation : 28 -29 Oct, 2023
Final Round: Offline 24 hour Coding round at PSG, Coimbatore: 24 Nov, 2023
AthenaHacks is an 8th edition of ACM India-W Hackathon for Women in computing hosted by PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. AthenaHacks is a national level 24-hour Hackathon igniting ideas with women who are making an impact today and inspiring tomorrow. It was started with an ideology to support and motivate the girl students in the field of Computer Science. It aims at providing students to develop innovative practical solutions to pressing real-world problems.
ACM India-W annually hosts the Lady Ada Programming Contest for female students (enrolled in undergraduate and masters level CS/IT courses). This coding contest acts as a platform to develop and showcase coding talent which will empower young female techies across India. The competition creates opportunities and promote female students to explore, enhance, and expand their coding skills. This coding contest is held in three stages, with the first two rounds online and the last offline round to be held at PICT, Pune
Female students across the nation are encouraged to participate in this flagship coding event of ACM India-W. Registration is free. The finalist girls are given travel grant and free stay by ACM India-W. The event is also co-located with the ACM IW Celebrations of Women in Computing
Note: Be connected for announcements of the dates and participation details. OR Dates of the competition will be announced soon
ACM IW Celebration of Women in Computing
The ACM IW Celebration of Women in Computing (ACM-WiC), often referred to simply as the "Celebration," is an annual conference and community-building event dedicated to promoting gender diversity and equity in the field of computing and providing valuable resources and support for women in this profession.
The ACM Celebration of Women in Computing typically includes a variety of activities and programs designed to provide an explicit platform for women in technology to showcase their innovations and ideas. This event also connects technical women who are working/studying with each other, share experiences, and build professional relationships. Workshops and panel discussions cover topics such as career advancement, leadership, technical skills, and diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. Keynote speakers and role models from the tech industry share their stories and insights, inspiring attendees to pursue careers in computing and achieve their goals. The Celebrations help foster a sense of community among women in computing, making them feel connected and supported. The event is open to women at all stages of their computing careers, from students to professionals.
ACM Annual Summit for Women in Computing celebrates the incredible achievements and contributions of women in the field of computing. This annual summit is a testament to the remarkable progress we have made in promoting gender diversity and inclusion in the world of technology.
Co-located with ACM India Annual Event and ARCS, the summit creates a platform for sharing the knowledge, ideas and experiences, thereby facilitating the career growth of women in computing. The summit creates a forum for recognizing the immense talent and potential of women in computing and also provides an opportunity for the participants to interact with the experienced researchers from academia and industry across the globe. The main highlight of the summit is the keynote address by the Outstanding Contribution in Computing by a Woman (OCCW) award winner.
ACM IW Summer/Winter Schools for girls in tech
ACM IW Summer and Winter Schools are educational initiatives designed to empower and educate women in the field of computer science and technology. These schools offer 3-week short-term, intensive programs that provide participants with opportunities to learn from experts, gain practical skills, and network with peers in a supportive and inclusive environment. These schools are designed to introduce Bachelors and Masters students to advanced topics in computer science, allowing them to broaden their perspectives in the field.