IEEE EAB Awards ceremony
Last year, I was nominated for the IEEE Educational Activities Board Award for Meritorious Achievement in Informal Education.
And I received news about my acceptance via email on the very day that I arrived in Hobart, Tasmania after a grueling journey, to speak at PyCon Australia. I was a bit stunned since I really wasn't expecting it - I figured I was just a small factor in a rather large field of impressive candidates. Boy, was I thrilled, scared and humbled.
With Professors Lightner and Ramesh - what an honor!
In the end, I decided, I just want to say why I started CodeChix and how I hope the organization inspires and helps women pursue technical careers in industry and academia. And that took up the 3 min that were allotted.