The Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC)  is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists and is produced by the Women In Technology organization to recognize contributions in computer science, cyber, machine learning and all related technologies and is presented in partnership with the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). This year, Mandy Pet, Entegra Systems Director of Data Science and Analytic Solutions was asked to present on a panel entitled “Falling into Tech In  A Non-Traditional Way”. She and her colleagues on the panel represented decades of experience in the computer history. Ms. Pet’s non-traditional background of starting as a linguist and becoming a computer scientist and Adjunct Professor in Computer Science and Cyber Security provided an excellent story to tell the up and coming women in the technology field who should not be afraid to jump right in and be a part of the innovation taking place today. Ms. Pet was quoted in the GHC newsletter here: GHC 18 Attendees Daily Download. As a side note, Ms. Pet actually had one of her former students in attendance.