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HP Announces Winners of Women of OpenStack Scholarship Program


HP is pleased to announce the four winners of the Women of OpenStack® Scholarship Program. The scholarship is a special program for college women pursuing a career in technology. This HP program awards four female candidates a scholarship of $10,000 USD each, plus mentorship and potential internship possibilities in the future.




Jovanka Gulicoska

(FON University Skopje, Macedonia)


Project: Developed glib bindings for libvirt and included screenshots of a "Hello, World" application within the HP Helion Development Platform.


“Thank you for this incredible opportunity; I’m glad and excited to be part of this program and add another chapter in my programming life.”







Grace (Guyue) Liu

(The George Washington University)


Project: SDN and NFV development in Eucalyptus and OpenStack technology


“The HP Helion OpenStack Scholarship has given me more opportunities to explore cloud computing and make my PhD journey exciting.”








Xiaoyuan Lu

(University of California Santa Cruz)


Project: Graduate Student Researcher at Storage and System Research Center with OpenStack Swift & HP experience


“I am really excited about being selected as a recipient of the award. I have worked on projects about OpenStack, and I am looking forward to continue working on that!"







Prajakta Naik

(San Jose State University)


 Project: Experience in Python for Android, Hadoop as well as API development


“Thank you for offering the OpenStack Scholarship for Women. I am really excited to learn and work with you all!!”


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I manage the HPE Helion social media and website teams promoting the enterprise cloud solutions at HPE for hybrid, public, and private clouds. I was previously at Dell promoting their Cloud solutions and was the open source community manager for OpenStack and at Rackspace and Citrix Systems. While at Citrix Systems, I founded the Citrix Developer Network, developed global alliance and licensing programs, and even once added audio to the DOS ICA client with assembler. Follow me at @SpectorID

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