The Rocky Mountain Celebration of Women in Computing (RMCWiC) is a regional meeting modeled after the highly successful international Grace Hopper Celebration. The goal of RMCWiC is to encourage the research and career interests of local women in computing. RMCWiC has been held every two years since 2008 with a pause in 2020. We are excited that the conference is returning in 2022! The 2022 RMCWiC will be held: September 29-30, 2022 at Embassy Suites in Boulder, CO

RMCWiC offers an opportunity for students to present their research and to network with leaders from academia, government, and industry. In this way, RMCWiC provides a unique opportunity for technical women from Colorado and neighboring states to come together to share experiences and strategies for success.


Pooja Sankar - The Story of Founding Piazza

Pooja Sankar's life story begins in a village in India. She became a computer scientist and started Piazza to solve the problems she had as one of only three women in her classes. She holds an undergraduate Computer Science degree from IIT, India, a Masters Computer Science degree from University of Maryland, College Park, and an MBA from Stanford Business School.

Piazza Q&A is now the premier social learning platform, helping more than 5 million students learn beyond the traditional classroom in more than 2,000 universities spanning 90 countries. Students use Piazza to work together collaboratively despite differences in learning levels, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, and instructors address their questions as they arise. Piazza enables the inclusive learning environment that Sankar wished she had.

Pooja Sankar