The first-ever virtual AICWiC was organized by ACM Nagpur Professional Chapter in collaboration with local colleges and Persistent Systems, with the objective to provide an explicit platform for women in technology to showcase their innovation and ideas and motivate others to take up the challenge and help India become “Aatma-nirbhar.”
The third ACM India Grad Cohort was hosted virtually on 24-26 July 2020. Organized by the ACM-W India Council and IIT Gandhinagar, it seeks to connect Indian women graduate students with experts to discuss various aspects of their graduate careers such as finding a research topic, honing reading and writing skills, and achieving work-life balance. This edition focused on dealing with the unusual situation we find ourselves in, amidst a global pandemic, with discussions revolving around finding balance as we work from home and adjust to the new normal.
The ACM-W Regional Celebration was held at Padre Conceicao College of Engineering (PCCE), Verna, on 13 March 2020. The annual event was jointly organised by ACM, ACM-W, PCCE, Indian Institute of Technology-Goa and Goa University. The celebration was based on the theme “Security Technology” and comprised various talks and panel discussions by domain experts from the industry.
ACM-W organized a workshop on Women in Computer Science and Research on 14 February 2020 during the ACM Annual Event 2020 organised by the CSE Discipline at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar. Its aim was to raise awareness about the opportunities available for women in computer science through a diverse range of discussions and talks by women executives from academia and industry.
The 4th ACM-W National Hackathon was hosted by Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research (SICSR), Pune, and sponsored by ACM India, Oracle Academy and TCS. The event aimed at providing women students a platform to develop innovative practical solutions to pressing real-world problems. The theme of the event was announced on the spot, and the participants were given 24 hours to build such a product.
The 10th edition of Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI 2019) was organized by the Anita Borg Institute and co-presented by ACM India at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre during 6-8 November 2019. ACM-W India organized a Scholar Connect Session and a Panel Discussion on “Looking into the Future: Preparing for the jobs of Tomorrow” on November 8 specifically to cater to the needs of the students.
The ACM India Summer School on Algorithmic Game Theory was held from 2 to 14 July 2019 at the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar. The school saw 50 hours of lectures by nine speakers, and 35 girls who had come from various colleges across the country. The school focused on topics in computational social choice, covering traditional topics and recent advances, such as stable and popular matchings, fair division of indivisible items and problems related to elections and voting.