Program & Schedule



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February 24th 2017
Time Session Room(s) * Session Chair **
1:00 - 3:00 Welcome & Reception Wilderness Conference Center Pathway
3:00 - 3:15 Welcome and Introductions North Hall (White Tail, Brook Trout, Blue Heron, Wildflower) Alina Lazar
3:15 - 4:15 Margaret Burnett Keynote North Hall (White Tail, Brook Trout, Blue Heron, Wildflower) Bonita Sharif
4:15 - 4:30 Sponsors Talk - Session 1: Owens Corning (Malavika Melkote - IT Director) & University of Cincinnati North Hall (White Tail, Brook Trout, Blue Heron, Wildflower) Ashley Kline-Tozzi
4:30 - 4:52 Posters - Lightning Talks North Hall (White Tail, Brook Trout, Blue Heron, Wildflower) Cindy Marling
4:52 - 5:00 Break North Hall (White Tail, Brook Trout, Blue Heron, Wildflower)
4:52 - 6:00 Poster Session Wilderness Conference Center Pathway Cindy Marling
6:00 - 7:30 Dinner South Hall (Hawthorne, Red Cedar, Golden Oak)
Sponsors Talk - Session 2 (end of dinner): Ohio State CSE, GE (Casey Moran - VP-Digital Operations), Marathon (Jody Graham - Information Management Architecture & Process Manager) South Hall (Hawthorne, Red Cedar, Golden Oak) Ashley Kline-Tozzi
7:45 - 8:45 BoF: Board Games with Graph Traversal by Karen Davis Call of the Wild (Wolf, Coyote, Elk) Karen Davis
Workshop: Getting Started with Distributed Version Control Systems by Julie Swango North Hall - Brook Trout Karen Davis
Workshop: TECH CORPS: Educating and Empowering Youth with Technology by Carla Easley, Alexis Crosby, and Lisa Chambers North Hall - Wildflower & Blue Heron (7:45 - 8:15) Natalia Dragan
BoF: Kent Girl Coders: Empowering Future Programmers by Samantha Glass and Christopher Carman North Hall - Wildflower & Blue Heron (8:15 - 8:45) Natalia Dragan
Workshop: Dorothy, Pay Attention to that Wizard Behind the Curtain! by Elisabeth Kroepel North Hall - White Tail Ashley Kline-Tozzi
Resume Review Settler's Cabin Mary Jean Blink
8:45 - 9:45 BoF: Interviewing Roundtable with a Hiring Manager by Jamie Dicken Call of the Wild (Wolf, Coyote, Elk) (8:45 - 9:15) Karen Davis
BoF: Discussing strategies for defeating the stereotypical image of a software developer by Andrea Demott Call of the Wild (Wolf, Coyote, Elk) (9:15 - 9:45) Karen Davis
Workshop: Prototyping Games with Unity 3D by Alice Grishchenko North Hall - Brook Trout Bonita Sharif
Workshop: Living the Dream: A Glimpse of Your IT Career by Kristen Brown and Emma Higgins North Hall - White Tail (8:45 - 9:15) Ashley Kline-Tozzi
BoF: A View from Silicon Valley: Finding my Unicorn by Hye Jung Choi North Hall - White Tail (9:15 - 9:45) Ashley Kline-Tozzi
Resume Review Settler's Cabin Mary Jean Blink
10:00 - 12:00 Party South Hall (Hawthorne, Red Cedar, Golden Oak) Bettina Bair
February 25th 2017
Time Session Room(s) * Session Chair **
7:00 - 8:00 Breakfast Buffet Falls Overlook
8:00 - 8:45 Industry Panel - Keeping Up with Technology
· Myra Egbert (Marathon)
· Christina Beer (GE)
· Denise Hemmert (Cardinal Health)
· Kathy Golden (OEConnection)
· Malavika Melkote (Owens Corning)
· Hamid Abdollahian (Cuyahoga Community College)
Birds of Prey - Eagle Mary Jean Blink
Academic Panel for Graduate Students
· Kay Levandowski, (Kent State University)
· Jaimie Kelley (The Ohio State University)
· Deeksha Singh (Cleveland State University)
· Elena Manilich (John Carroll University)
· Diane Forebeck (Kent State University)
Birds of Prey - Osprey Bonita Sharif
Short Talk: Linkage Objects for Generalized Instruction in Coding by Elizabeth Gieske Iroquois Nation (Hiawatha, Pontiac) Karen Davis
Short Talk: Effective Algorithms for Free Text Interactive Fiction by Andrew Gordon, Meg Cychosz and Jenna Bellassai Iroquois Nation (Hiawatha, Pontiac) Karen Davis
Short Talk: Localization , Internationalization and Global Career Paths in the Tech Industry by Olga Nagdaseva Iroquois Nation (Hiawatha, Pontiac) Karen Davis
Short Talk: In search of missing heritability in complex diseases by using functional connections between disease genes by Marzieh Ayati and Mehmet Koyuturk Iroquois Nation (Hiawatha, Pontiac) Karen Davis
9:00 - 9:45 Industry Panel - Showcasing career paths
· Diana Centeno-Gomez (NASA)
· Lana Zachlin (Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank)
· Lisa Pierson (Aon Hewitt)
· Lauren DeVilbiss (Cardinal Health)
Birds of Prey - Eagle Ashley Kline-Tozzi
Academic Panel for Undergraduate Students
· Cindy Marling (Ohio University)
· Eva Bradshaw (NCWIT)
· Serina Shores (Huntington)
· Valerie Cross (Miami University)
Birds of Prey - Osprey Jodi Tims
9:45 - 11:00 Career Fair and Academic Tables South Hall (Hawthorne, Red Cedar, Golden Oak)
11:15 - 11:45 Research Talk: Creating for Good: SmartHealth Research at Ohio University by Cindy Marling Birds of Prey - Eagle Maha Allouzi
Research Talk: The Use of Stereotypes in the Automatic Generation of Documentation by Nahla Abid, Natalia Dragan, Michael Collard and Jonathan Maletic Birds of Prey - Osprey Angela Guercio
11:45 - 11:53 Sponsors Talk - Session 3: Cardinal Health (Denise Hemmert - Director of Software Engineering) Iroquois Nation (Hiawatha, Pontiac) Ashley Kline-Tozzi
11:55 - 12:55 Lunch (Announcement on O-community-WiC) Iroquois Nation (Hiawatha, Pontiac)
1:00 - 2:00 Ruthe Farmer Keynote Iroquois Nation (Hiawatha, Pontiac) Ashley Kline-Tozzi
2:00 - 2:30 Awards / Wrap-up Iroquois Nation (Hiawatha, Pontiac)

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