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What is Reality?
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What is Reality?

 And, what flavor of reality do you prefer: standard, augmented, virtual...

Contributing to Humanity
From BLOG@CACM

Contributing to Humanity

Even as computer graphics professionals meet to learn from each other and celebrate their own, they acknowledge their shared understanding of the importance of...

Hadoop at a Crossroads?
From BLOG@CACM

Hadoop at a Crossroads?

A few facts and opinions and a couple of announcements, with a prediction on where the "Hadoop stack" might be going.

Typing Without Typing
From BLOG@CACM

Typing Without Typing

Type inference made practical for an object-oriented/functional programming language.

Human Subjects Research for the Twenty-First Century, or, What Can We Learn from the Facebook Mood Study?
From BLOG@CACM

Human Subjects Research for the Twenty-First Century, or, What Can We Learn from the Facebook Mood Study?

There is tremendous value to society in doing large-scale A/B studies, and the current framework we have for human subjects research is a poor match for the 21st...

The Perfect Candidate
From BLOG@CACM

The Perfect Candidate

What makes a good candidate for a research position?

If You Want to Teach Kids CS, First Teach the Adults
From BLOG@CACM

If You Want to Teach Kids CS, First Teach the Adults

The pathway to CS in schools starts with teaching the adults.

Python is Now the Most Popular Introductory Teaching Language at Top U.S. Universities
From BLOG@CACM

Python is Now the Most Popular Introductory Teaching Language at Top U.S. Universities

Eight of the top 10 CS departments in the U.S., and ~70% of the top 40, teach Python in introductory courses.

ACM-ICPC World Finals: St. Petersburg State University Wins!
From BLOG@CACM

ACM-ICPC World Finals: St. Petersburg State University Wins!

St. Petersburg State University wins a thrilling ACM-ICPC World Finals, solving seven problems to win the contest on home soil in Ekaterinburg, Russia!

The ACM-ICPC World Finals: How to Watch from Home
From BLOG@CACM

The ACM-ICPC World Finals: How to Watch from Home

Not traveling to Ekaterinburg for tomorrow's ACM-ICPC World Finals? Fear not!

Day Two at the ACM-ICPC World Finals
From BLOG@CACM

Day Two at the ACM-ICPC World Finals

What a day at ICPC 2014! It all began with IBM Tech Trek this morning, followed by the 2014 ACM-ICPC World Finals Opening Ceremony and ending with the IBM Chill...

Get Ready for the 2014 ACM-ICPC World Finals
From BLOG@CACM

Get Ready for the 2014 ACM-ICPC World Finals

Over the next few days I'll be blogging live from Ekaterinburg, Russia, the site of the 38th Annual IBM-Sponsored ACM-ICPC World Finals. The contest itself takes...

Small-Group Code Reviews for Education
From BLOG@CACM

Small-Group Code Reviews for Education

Real-time, small-group code reviews are great learning opportunities for students.

Why Counting CS as Science or Math is Not Considered Harmful
From BLOG@CACM

Why Counting CS as Science or Math is Not Considered Harmful

On the path to computational literacy for all, we need computing in schools, under whatever category.

The Good, the Hype and the Ugly
From BLOG@CACM

The Good, the Hype and the Ugly

One of the most dazzling changes to the software development world in the past decade has been the spread of agile methods.

What It Takes to be a Successful High School Computer Science Teacher
From BLOG@CACM

What It Takes to be a Successful High School Computer Science Teacher

We should not prepare high school CS teachers the way we prepare software developers. Successful CS teachers use different skills.

HBI: Human-Bubble Interaction
From BLOG@CACM

HBI: Human-Bubble Interaction

One of the best things about attending the recent ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014) is that you get to play with things.

Run-Time Assertions: What Are You Waiting For?
From BLOG@CACM

Run-Time Assertions: What Are You Waiting For?

Would Design by Contract have avoided Heartbleed?

CSTA Then and Now
From BLOG@CACM

CSTA Then and Now

This blog piece looks at CSTA's first 10 years and the role ACM and CSTA have played in the momentous changes to K-12 computer science education.
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