Careers for Women in HPC

Friday 4 September 2015

09.30am - 2.00pm

BCS, 1st Floor,The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps
(10 minutes walk from Waterloo Station and Charing Cross Station)


Joint Event Women in HPC and BCSWomen Powering your way to a career in High Performance Computing


An event for women working in High Performance Computing (HPC), providing guidance on training, information on grants and mentoring and networking sessions.

The WHPC network aims to build a community of female high performance computing. Together, scientists, technicians, researchers, users and academics collaborate, share knowledge, mentor, to address the poor representation of women in the subject and achieve equal representation for all in HPC


Ever thought about embarking on a special career in High Performance Computing? Curious to know what it's all about? Or do you work in HPC already and want to see what other roles are possible for you. Join us for this fascinating event where we unlock the mysteries of “supercomputing”. Hear first hand from our industry speakers how businesses and industry are harnessing these great advances in High Performance Computing to bring you the latest in medium range weather forecasts and other services. Come along, meet new people and talk to our experts and be inspired to consider a career in this fast growing industry of High Performance Computing.


  • 9.30am - Doors open for Attendees. Registration & Coffee
  • 10.00am Welcome Address. Aim of the session & mention of the feedback wall.
  • 10.10am - 11.10am - Speakers: High Profile industry speakers on HPC and Women in Tech
    • Speaker 1: HPC Academia Speaker TBC
    • Speaker 2: A different kind of HPC role - Georgina Ellis, OCF
    • Speaker 3: HPC Academia Speaker TBC
    • Speaker 4: How to ask for a payrise & managing your manager at appraisal time. Speaker Gillian Arnold
  • 11.10am Panel session with Q&A. All speakers on the panel, plus a person knowledgeable on grants etc.
  • 12:00pm - 1.00pm Speed networking/mentoring session.
  • 1.02pm - 2.00pm Lunch including time to network
  • 2.00pm - Wrap up and quick look at from “Feedback Wall post-its”
  • Close