Grace Hopper Annual Conference Schedule


Career: Presentations

October 14 10:30 am-11:30 am
320 A Level Three GRBCC
TRACK: Career
Presentation / Lightning Talk
Evolution of the Job Market due to Technology Paradigm Shifts
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Many new drivers are changing the way we operate: rich-media, collaboration environments, and cloud services delivery models. These developments are introducing both opportunities and challenges for the service providers and for the IT workforce supporting them. Individuals from different backgrounds, such as software developers and IT managers, have now become a tightly connected team, but, in order to be successful, they need to stretch themselves beyond their comfort zone

Happiness and Career Satisfaction
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
AUDIENCE: Students

Most often we tie happiness with success and we think once we meet the success target then we'll be happy. However, studies in the field of positive psychology have proved this wrong. Instead they indicate that happier people are productive, innovative, motivated, engaged, energetic, deliver better customer service AND handle change better at work. This presentation will provide an overview on how we can incorporate happiness in our professional lives.

Become a Better Engineer through Writing
11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

For engineers, it is often much easier to just write code rather than explain and defend your implementation to others. However in team development, it is crucial to be able to communicate your technical ideas clearly. What’s the best way of refining your thought process? Writing! Using various forms of writing, you can learn several approaches that will help you become a more thoughtful engineer.