The FreeBSD Foundation sponsored Shonali Balakrishna, a masters student from the University of Irvine, California, to attend the annual Grace Hopper Conference.

The 2015 Grace Hopper Conference was held in Houston, TX, October 14-16. The conference is for women in computing and most of the attendees were female computer science majors, female software developers, and college professors. A few men that attended as well, but of the 12,000 attendees, the majority were women.