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ACM President Vint Cerf to Headline 2013 Tapia Conference on Expanding Diversity in Computing

Cerf Addresses Need to Preserve Digital Information for the Next Century

The Association for Computing Machinery
Advancing Computing as a Science & Profession

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WASHINGTON, DC - For Release February 5, 2013

WHAT: 2013 Tapia Conference on Diversity in Computing co-sponsored by ACM
Speakers, Sponsor Exhibits, Student Posters, Doctoral Consortium, and Panels on:
• Fake It Till You Make It: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
• Collaborative Cyber Security
• Technology Careers and Government
• Launching Your CS Career by Google
• Security, Trust & Privacy: Perspectives Across the Academic Pipeline 
• Career Tracks for Computational Scientists and Engineers
• Microsoft-sponsored Fireside Chat

WHEN:  February 7-10 - Complimentary press registration (except meals)
WHERE: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson David Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202  

WHO: Keynote Speakers
 Feb 8:   Annie Antón, Georgia Tech, Designing Software Systems for Privacy & Security
     Vint Cerf, Google Inc., Digital Vellum: Preserving Information from "Bit Rot"
      Theresa Maldonado, NSF, Pathways toward Diversity Equity in Engineering
      Jeanine Cook, New Mexico State, Processor Design via Simulation Techniques

  Feb 9:  Hakim Weatherspoon, Cornell, Plugging into the Supercloud
      Armando Fox, UC Berkeley, Crossing the Software Education Chasm
     Anita Jones, University of Virginia, CyberSecurity—the Weak Link in Infrastructure

WHY:  A competitive global economy demands greater recruitment, retention, and career opportunities for more under-served student populations. Tapia 2013  offers a supportive networking environment for under-represented groups in computing and information technology. Sponsors include ACM, Computing Research Association, IEEE Computer Society, National Science Foundation, and major corporations, academic and research institutions.

About ACM
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.