ANU Platinum Sponsors of Hopper Down Under Celebration 2019

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is proud to be a supporter of this diversity in STEM initiative.

Women in Technology Conference, Brisbane 29 – 31 July 2019

The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science is a platinum sponsor of the first ever Australian Hopper Down Under Conference, aimed to celebrate and empower women technologists in the Asia-Pacific.

Celebrate Diversity »

Date & time: Monday 29 - Wednesday 31 July 2019 8am to 7pm
Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

For specific information about speakers, schedule, and volunteering at the Hopper Down Under Celebration – visit the official conference website

The Australian National University (ANU) is delighted to be supporting the inaugural Hopper Down Under celebration of diversity in tech.

Join our Executive Leaders in a conference for women, by women, and contribute to important conversations about the future of women in engineering, computing and technology.

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is committed to striving for gender equity in engineering and computing though our transformational Reimagine project. We are proud to support this initiative as a champions for inclusive spaces for women in tech. 


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A hop, skip and a jump towards diversity in STEM »

A group of students, professional and academic staff from the College will be travelling to the inaugural Hopper Down Under Celebration in Brisbane, Queensland on 29 – 31 July. An initiative which ANU is proud to be a platinum sponsor.



Join us for breakfast

Date & time: Tuesday 30 July, 7.30 - 8.30am
Venue Brisbane, QLD

If you are a woman working in tech and industry or alumni of the ANU, please join us for breakfast and networking if you are in the area, or planning to attend the conference.

We will be hosting this special breakfast event alongside the Hopper Down Under Conference being held Australia for the first time ever. 

Want to come along? Get in touch


Background in Hopper Down Under

Hopper Down Under is modeled on the Grace Hopper Celebration, aimed to empower women technologists in the Asia-Pacific. It brings together women technologists at all levels, from undergraduate to CEO, along with members from industry leading companies, academia, and research, to build relationships, learn, and advance their careers.

Hopper Down Under offers technical and career development sessions, including Poster Sessions, a Career Fair, a Tech Expo, Mentoring Circles, and more.

So who was Grace Hopper?

Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. One of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, she was a pioneer of computer programming who invented one of the first linkers. She popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages, which led to the development of COBOL, an early high-level programming language still in use today.

Grace Hopper

If it was not for Grace Hopper, today there might not be smartphones and apps, computer games, software or even the internet. She was one of the most significant pioneers of computer programming of the 20th Century, the architect of  the fundamental principles of computation. Read more about the amazing life and times of Grace Hopper in our feature.

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