ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing
The goal of the Tapia Conferences is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities to:
- Celebrate the diversity that exists in computing;
- Connect with others with common backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, and gender so as to create communities that extend beyond the conference;
- Obtain advice from and make contacts with computing leaders in academia and industry;
- Be inspired by great presentations and conversations with leaders with common backgrounds.
The 2015 ACM Richard Tapia Cebration of Diversity in Computing Conference was held on February 18-21, 2015 in Boston, MA. This year’s conference had over 800 attendees–making it the largest Tapia Conference to date!
This year’s conference theme was Diversity at Scale as the Tapia Conference celebrates efforts to move diversity in all aspects of computing beyond conversation and study into full practice and implementation. As a community, we recognize that we must scale our diversity efforts to fully utilize computing to address the larger problems faced by today’s society.
As we move from research to practice, it is incredibly important that the benefits of diversity, on a large scale, be uncovered and disseminated. We celebrate the push to diversify computing and to quantify the value of diversity, and we highlight researchers, companies, and agencies that build and benefit from a diverse workforce.
We hope that you will join us in Austin, TX on September 14-17, 2016 for Tapia 2016!
2015 Plenary Speakers
The Tapia Conferences are organized by the Coalition to Diversify Computing (CDC), sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and presented by the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology (CMD-IT).