Software engineer Becky Plummer to speak Oct. 12

The University of Maine’s School of Computing and Information Science and student chapter of ACM-W (Association of Computing Machinery’s Council on Women in Computing) will present a talk by software engineer Becky Plummer on Oct. 12.

Plummer will present “How my love of computer science blossomed as a Maine-iac and took me to London” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall.

The talk will include an opportunity to ask questions about success and failure as a woman in a field primarily dominated by men.

Plummer is a graduate of UMaine and Columbia University with a master’s degree in computer science. At UMaine, she gained professional experience working at ASAP Media Services, a student-operated new media research and development organization.

Plummer joined Bloomberg LP in New York in 2006 and moved to London in 2014 to gain a global perspective. She is the software engineering team leader responsible for content collaboration applications for Bloomberg Terminal. She also is the global head of Engineering Champions, a program she created in 2011 to empower developers to influence change and collaborate on improving the development environment.

For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, call Stacy Doore at 944.4282.