SHESOFT CONFERENCE: JUNE 02, 2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Venue: Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University, 4300 Nguyen Engineering Building, Fairfax, VA 22030

Parking: Shenandoah Parking Deck at GMU Fairfax Campus - Google map brings you right into this location. Follow the street signs "SheSoft Conference" after taking the elevator to the Campus Level (3rd Floor).

Conference: Innovation Hall 105


 
  • 09:00 AM – 09:30 AM – Registration and Breakfast
  • 09:30 AM – 09:45 AM – Conference Kick-Off and Keynotes (Ms. Kumar, Dr. Sanghera and Ms. Schimizzi)
  • 09:45 AM – 10:30 AM – Tech Exhibition, Hands-on Activities and Networking
  • 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM – Workshop Sessions 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A (session details will be sent out to all participants)
  • 11:15 AM – 11:55 AM – Workshops Sessions 1B, 2B, 3B and 4B (session details will be sent out to all participants)
  • 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM – Lunch and Book Publisher Networking (Edge of Yesterday by Robin Sevens Payes)
  • 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM – Keynotes (Ms, Peabody), Panel Discussions and Award Ceremony

Keynote Speakers and Panelists

9:30AM Keynote Speakers

  • Kirthi Kumar, Founder and CEO, SheSoft; Sophomore, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
  • Dr. Kamaljeet Sanghera, Associate Professor Information Sciences and Technology, George Mason University
  • Nanci Schimizzi, Founder and Principal, Fair Oaks Strategies

12:00PM Book Publisher Event Keynote Speaker

  • Robin Stevens Payes, Founder, Edge of Yesterday

01:00PM Keynote Speakers

  • Kirthi Kumar, Founder and CEO, SheSoft; Sophomore, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
  • Dr. Kamaljeet Sanghera, Associate Professor Information Sciences and Technology, George Mason University
  • Louise Peabody, Board Member, STEM for Her

01:30PM panel discussion - panelists (MODERATED BY KIRTHI KUMAR)

  • Dr. Rhonda Farrell, Technical and Management Consultant, Booz Allen and Hamilton
  • Anusha Iyer, Chief Technology Officer, Corsha
  • Abigail Shriver, Data Engineer in Cyber, Capital One
  • Bailey Estes, Design Engineer, GHT Limited
  • Pernilla Mpasi, Department of Homeland Security
  • Rachel Naidich, Junior, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
  • Victoria Agrinya, Sophomore, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

    seminars

    The following common seminars will be conducted - all registered participants will be receiving e-mails on the seminar a week in advance.

    • VA state participants: February 17, 2017: 10 AM - 10:45 AM; 11 AM - 11:45 AM; 12 PM - 12:45 PM and 1 PM - 1:45 PM (George Mason University, 4300 Nguyen Engineering Building, Fairfax, VA 22030)
    • MD state participants: March 24, 2018: 2 PM - 5 PM (University of Maryland, 8223 Paint Branch Drive College Park, Maryland 20742)
    • DC state participants: March 30, 2018: 1 PM - 4 PM (Location has been sent out to registered participants)
    • DMV Area participants: April 7, 2018: 12 PM - 4 PM (Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC Room number: 202A)

    If your school has many teams, SheSoft team will conduct seminar at your school on a weekend based on mutually agreed upon timeline. Please contact SheSoft for scheduling your school seminar: Request for School Seminar


    webinars

    Webinars will be conducted using Skype sessions - all registered participants will be receiving e-mails on the webinar a week in advance.

    • February 10, 2018: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • February 24, 2018: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
    • March 10, 2018: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • March 24, 2018: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • April 07, 2018: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • April 21, 2018: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    COMPETITION timeline

    • Competition Registration Begins: November 01, 2017 (Closed)
    • Competition Registration Closes: April 20, 2018 (Closed)
    • Competition Project Submission Begins: April 01, 2018 (Closed)
    • Competition Project Submission Closes: May 05, 2018 (Closed)
    • Competition Semifinalists Announcement: May 15, 2018 (Announced)
    • SheSoft Conference: June 02, 2018 (conference schedule is listed above)