Orientation SC10, popularly known as SuperComputing, is the largest conference dedicated to High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Computational Science. Of the 10,000 attendees, the Broader Engagement (BE) program and Student Volunteers were over 300 individuals primarily from computer science backgrounds at varying stages of career development and location (undergraduates, graduate, faculty, industry). Dr. Holmes led this diverse group through improv exercises, ice breakers and warm ups to create the social framework for a successful conference.

Professional development "Essential Skills for Career Advancement" was an improvisational session in which session attendees stretched their metaphorical muscles for selling things including themselves as scientists and professionals. The panel “Cultural and community approaches to building a diverse IT workforce” created a discussion among professionals in computing who work at the interfaces of community, culture and development to develop new communities, new performances within a field and by individuals and groups within these fields.