Texas Women in HPC brings together a diverse community of professionals in industry, academia, and government, from the advanced computing community across the state.

Are you coming to Denver for SC19?

Join us on Monday, November 18 at 7:15pm at the TACC Booth (#1353) for a Texas Women in HPC SC19 kickoff social! Come by and say "Howdy!" and meet other TXWHPC members, grab a sticker or a button, and start your SC19 off with a smile.

Summer Mixer Recap

This small but mighty group had a great time on July 11 at Data Vortex - read about it here, and join us next time!

TXWHPC Summer Mixer - July 11

Join us for a night of mingling and talks at our Summer Mixer: PechaKucha Night!

PechaKucha is a storytelling format, in which the presenter shows 20 slides for 20 seconds of commentary each (6 minutes and 40 seconds total). Great practice for a lightning talk!

We’ll provide the finger foods and beverages, you provide the short, thought-provoking presentations on whatever topic you choose. The key to a great presentation is to talk about something you love. Share your latest research projects or creative work, or speak about travels, hobbies, your favorite recipe -- or any other topic that you’re passionate about!

Who: Texas Women in HPC, women in technology, data, machine learning, or any other related field.

When: Thursday, July 11, 2019, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where: Data Vortex Technologies office, 2303 Rio Grande Street, Austin, Texas 78705

Register here! (Select 'yes' if you want to give a PechaKucha talk, and please provide a talk title.)

Slides will be due on Monday, July 1. Remember, the slides will advance automatically every 20 seconds, so be prepared to keep talking!

We look forward to seeing you all, and your amazing presentations.

Workshop Speakers: - Melyssa Fratkin, Industry Programs Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center- Natalie Berestovsky, Data Scientist, Anadarko - Samantha Krebsbach, HPC Engineer, ExxonMobil - Natasha Pitanga, IT Application and Infrastructure Manager, Shell - Garima Kochhar, Distinguished Engineer, Dell EMC- Carolyn Devany, President, Data Vortex Technologies- Reed Devany, Director of Communications, Data Vortex Technologies
Slides (PDF) from this event are available here:
Diversity & RetentionUnconscious Bias

TX WHPC Workhop at Rice OGHPC Conference

The Texas Women in HPC Workshop at the Rice Oil & Gas HPC Conference was a great success! Thanks to everyone who participated.

In our discussion of "Hiring, Developing and Retaining an Inclusive Workforce," we touched on the lack of women (and minorities) in both HPC and the energy industry, and the benefits of diversity and inclusion to a company's bottom line.

A key component of diversifying the workforce is recognizing that all of us are subject to forms of unconscious bias, which can inadvertently disadvantage those who are in an underrepresented group. The workshop offered suggested ways to attract diverse talent, including blind resume screening, paying attention to the wording of job descriptions, and seeking candidates in new places.

Rice Oil & Gas HPC Conference

Join us at our next event! We'll be hosting a Workshop at the Rice Oil & Gas HPC Conference in Houston. See the event website for more information. The Workshop, "Hiring, Developing and Retaining an Inclusive Workforce," will be held on Monday, March 4, from 8:30am to noon.

The Conference continues Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday, with presentations from HPC experts in industry, academia, and government. Speakers include some amazing women: Toni Collis, Chair and Co-Founder, Women in HPC & CBDO, Appentra Solutions; Trish Damkroger, Vice President, Intel Data Center Group, and Lori Diachin, Deputy Director, Exascale Computing Project.

Read more about the conference, and register here:


We are offering a 25% discount to Texas Women in HPC members and affiliates. Use the coupon code TXWHPC -- this code applies to both the Workshop and the main Conference registration fee.

Inaugural Event Recap

Thanks to everyone who attended our inaugural event at Intel Austin on November 9. Our 50+ participants enjoyed an excellent keynote presentation and a lively panel discussion. Click here to read more and see the photos!

TXWHPC Inaugural Event November 9

Texas Women in HPC (TXWHPC) and Intel Austin are partnering to host a Women in HPC Celebration prior to SC18. The event will feature talks by Texas leaders in HPC, a panel of women in industry and academia, and networking opportunities. The event will take place at the Intel Austin site on Friday November 9th from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM. All are welcome to join us for this exciting event! Register here to guarantee attendance.

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