Computing Conference to attract more than 40,000 IT pros

Oct 9 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

More than 40,000 IT professionals from home and abroad will gather at Computing Conference, which will kick off in Hangzhou's Yunqi Town on Wednesday, said the organizer, Alibaba Group.

About 24.2 percent of the participants are female professionals, the highest in the convention's history.

"There are more and more female participants in recent years, especially among the young age group as female account for 31.6 percent of the participants born in 1990's," said Zhu Feng, a member of Alibaba Group in charge of the preparation of the convention.

Among the participants, 70 percent are in the internet industry, according to the organizer.

As many as 800 participants are expected to deliver speeches at the conference, covering themes such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, robot, drone, and The Internet of Things.

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