History

The international Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing began in 1994 with the goal of supporting women in computing. The first regional version of this event began in 2004 with the Central Indiana Celebration of Women in Computing (CICWIC), now known as the Indiana Celebration of Women in Computing (InWIC). Several more regional WICs were started, with the majority of them, including InWIC, running events once every two years.

Based upon feedback received from attendees and sponsors at InWIC 2014, the organizers decided to make InWIC an annual event. As the group transitions to an annual fall event, in 2015, an InWIC event will be held in fall. People who support the goals of InWIC are encouraged to complete the contact form and get actively involved in making InWIC a successful, annual event.


What will happen at InWIC?

  • Talks on cutting-edge technical issues as well as social issues relevant to undergraduate and graduate women in computing.
  • Creative social opportunities to meet faculty members, students, and area industry leaders.
  • Begins with a mixer where students, faculty, industry professionals, and recruiters can meet informally. Registration includes dinner on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, snacks, and materials for various activities.
  • Hotel reservations are available at a reduced conference rate. The deadline for the discounted rate is September 16th, 2016. There will be a Career Fair on Saturday after lunch.
  • Registered attendees will have an opportunity to submit their resumes before the conference to allow select sponsors to review them and arrange interviews as early as Friday evening


Who can attend InWIC?

The conference is open to people in industry and academic institutions from Indiana and surrounding states. The program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students in computing/technology disciplines. Past conference attendees incude women from large public state institutions (e.g., Purdue University, Indiana University, IUPUI, Ivy Tech), engineering schools (e.g., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology), and small private schools (e.g., DePauw University, Hanover College). A past InWIC even included a group from St. Louis, MO.


News and Publications

News releases and publications related to InWIC are shown below: