Filipinas In Computing


Wednesday, 8 October 

Elizabeth Bautista will be hosting a group at the Student Opportunity Lab at the Grace Hopper Conference on Wednesday, October 8 at 12:30 and 1:30 in the North Hall E. She will talk about Undergraduate Research Experiences and why that's an important aspect of preparing for your career.


Interested in Building your Professional Network? Filipinas in Computing founder, Elizabeth Bautista and improvscience founder, Raquell Holmes, will be giving a talk on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 3:30-4:30pm, North 122 A-C.


The Filipinas in Computing meet up will be on Wednesday, October 8, 6-7:30pm at Sam's Cafe at the Arizona Center, 455 NORTH 3RD STREET, SUITE #114, PHOENIX, AZ 85004. This is the url to the location:  Appetizers will be provided. RSVP here:   scroll below the page, click on autofil and save.


The Filipinas in Computing community booth will be open on these dates and times at the Grace Hopper Conference.


Wed 4:30-10:00 pm

Thurs 10:00 - 5:30 pm

Fri  10:00 - 2:30 pm


Come visit the booth to meet our members.


Thursday, 9 October


 Lunch time table topics will be hosted by FIC members:


Topic: The Challenges of  Filipina Women Studying Computing Sciences

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Hosted by Michelle Phung, San Francisco State University on Thursday


Topic: Who are the Filipina role models in STEM?

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Hosted by Wilma Snider, Laney College


Friday, 10 October


Topic: The Challenges of  Filipina Women Studying Computing Sciences

Time: 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Hosted by Zara Fernandez, University of California, Berkeley on Friday

If you are a CS major, what challenges are you facing at your school? Do you have the support you need from your department, other students, clubs? What type of support are you interested in i.e. Do you have financial support for conferences? Do you have support for internships?


Topic: Who are the Filipina role models in STEM?

Time: 1:00pm 2:15pm .

Hosted by Wilma Snider, Laney College

Where are the Filipinas who are in Computing or STEM? How do we outreach to them so we can create a community and celebrate their success? Who are our role models?


Session: Expanding Reach for African and Asian Systers and Women in Computing EVERYWHERE

Abstract: Newly formed ABI Communities, African Women in Computing (WiC), a sub-community of Black Women in Computing and Asian Women in Computing with 3 sub-communities, ChineseWiC, Filipinas in Computing and IndianWiC, share why they started their communities, the challenges their specific groups face and their plans and initiatives to recruit and retain women into IT fields.  Recognizing, women in their groups are living and working around the world, panelists from each of these communities discuss their initiatives to help other African and Asian women everywhere. 

Rose Robinson (Her Systers Keeper moderator), Jean Njoroge (AfricanWiC), Qiao Lin Mao (ChineseWiC), Elizabeth Bautista (FilipinasIC), Roshni Chandrashekhar (IndianWiC)



Time: 6:15pm – 7:30pm        Location: West 301 D

Abstract: Hangout with our community members, network with fabulous Syster and hear from Entrepreneurs on how their community is helping women in startups, Student ResearcHers in research interests, Peace Corps representative partnering with Systers on open source projects, Systers GSoC student about her experience this summer, and a PIO award recipient on how she used her award funds to impact her community.

Marilyn Wulfekuhler (Entrepreneurs), Kate Isaacs (Student ResearcHers), Sheila Campbell or Matthew McAllister (Peace Corps), Linda Kamau (PIO Recipient), Valerie Bubb Fenwick (GHC Community) and Gail Carmichael (Anita’s Quilt), Suzanne Mello-Stark (GSoC Mentor)