Jet at Grace Hopper Celebration 2016!

Jet people often attend conferences in order to share information about Jet, bring innovative ideas back to Jet, and, of course, to meet really awesome people.  We have more information on the ‘Let’s hangout’ page about where we’ll be in the near future so that you can come meet us, and definitely check out our Careers area if you’re interested in wearing purple.

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A couple weeks ago Jet proudly represented our purple at the Grace Hopper Celebration in Houston, TX.

The details: It’s the world’s largest gathering of women technologists (with 15,000+ attendees this year!!). The event was jam-packed with mentorship sessions, interesting talks, a massive networking/career fair, and a dance party to close out the week. Additionally, we sponsored two scholars to attend the event, ran ‘Jet through the interview’ to over twenty vetted candidates, and had the opportunity to network with many Walmart cohorts.

We met a ton of interesting people and with non-stop conversations, our booth was jam-packed for three full days!! Our Jet-branded ‘I am woman, hear me code’ shirts were the most popular at the convention. Thanks to our fearless team for sticking with it and kicking butt in selling Jet.

We’ve already started interviewing many for both summer internship and full-time positions. There’s also an engagement plan in the works to stay in touch with the 400+ people we met.

A great time was had by all, and we’re super excited to do it even bigger and better next year (in Orlando! stay tuned for details).

Jet at our booth

A couple of quotes from our Jet engineers on the event:

“I like the energy of the new generation of young women engineers. They are already trying out some of the new technologies and practicing it. I also felt that the attendees came from all different countries and different backgrounds, which is inspiring.” – Ting He

“Diversity makes us work smarter and harder. My favorite part of the celebration was the unique skill sets of the candidates I met. Who knew that you could do a PhD in Computer Science with a minor in market research?” – Nikki Vinayan

“The Grace Hopper Conference was a one-of-a kind and empowering experience for me. Every single one of the people I talked to at the conference had a unique perspective on engineering, technology, and diversity. I was impressed by the women who attended and met interesting people working in the field as well. It was great to be a part of something that grows so much in attendance each year; it’s a true testament to the fact that we are only increasing diversity in engineering.” – Nora Jones

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Just a few of the Technology roles we’re trying to fill:

One comment

  1. That’s great to be able to attend an event that honored a pioneer in the field of software development. She played a ground breaking role in bringing about English language compilers.

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