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Computing Education Must Go Beyond Intuition: The Need for Evidence-Based Practice
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Computing Education Must Go Beyond Intuition: The Need for Evidence-Based Practice

Computing educators' practice would dramatically improve if we drew on evidence, rather than intuition.

Feature-Based Development: The Lasagne and the Linguini
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Feature-Based Development: The Lasagne and the Linguini

Agile authors tell us that we can build systems one feature at a time. Can we?

What is Your Research Culture? Part 3: the Web of Science
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What is Your Research Culture? Part 3: the Web of Science

Experienced institutions know that the Web of Science is inapplicable to the evaluation of computer science research and researchers. It is time that others learned...

Why the Pass at the End of Super Bowl XLIX was the Right Call
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Why the Pass at the End of Super Bowl XLIX was the Right Call

If we explore the logic behind the Seattle coaching decision near the end of Superbowl XLIX with computational thinking, we'll see it was the correct decision.

Socializing with Robots @Ginza
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Socializing with Robots @Ginza

Modern social robots are making their debut in our daily lives.

Launching a New Girls Who Code Chapter
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Launching a New Girls Who Code Chapter

What is involved in starting a new Girls Who Code club?

Rising Enrollment Might Capsize Retention and Diversity Efforts
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Rising Enrollment Might Capsize Retention and Diversity Efforts

Rapid increase of enrollment in CS classes in the US might undermine efforts to improve diversity.

The NIPS Experiment
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The NIPS Experiment

In the NIPS experiment, 10% of papers submitted to the Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation went through its review process twice, with results compared...

Some Thoughts For Computer Science Teaching Assistants (and Faculty)
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Some Thoughts For Computer Science Teaching Assistants (and Faculty)

Some musings on practices that can help create a positive educational environment for all students in a class.

Recommended SF Reading for Computer Scientists
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Recommended SF Reading for Computer Scientists

Courtesy of a SIGCSE 2014 BOF, here are some SF books containing themes of special interest to computer scientists.

Why the 'Data Lake' is Really a 'Data Swamp'
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Why the 'Data Lake' is Really a 'Data Swamp'

The notion of putting all one's data into a "data lake" to encourage employees to run analytics has a serious flaw.

The Role of Tech Firms in Computing Education
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The Role of Tech Firms in Computing Education

Computing education can't be about jobs. It has to be about schools to reach everyone.

 Yet Another Major Data Breach, But Will This Time Be Any Different?
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Yet Another Major Data Breach, But Will This Time Be Any Different?

Why is our community having such an anemic response to all of these major data breaches? What can we do differently? What should we be doing differently?

HPC: Computational Performance vs. Human Productivity
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HPC: Computational Performance vs. Human Productivity

One of the themes at SC14 was the tension between developing programs that run fast vs. the time required by humans to develop and maintain fast-running programs...

Women in STEM, Women in Computer Science: We're Looking At It Incorrectly
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Women in STEM, Women in Computer Science: We're Looking At It Incorrectly

A rethinking of how best to analyze data on women's undergraduate degrees in STEM disciplines. 

Envisioning Your Ideal Live-In Robot @Miraikan
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Envisioning Your Ideal Live-In Robot @Miraikan

Miraikan in Tokyo showcases Japanese technologies and challenges visitors to think how humans can improve their quality of life while mitigating risks.

Doing Our Part to Show Why HPC Matters
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Doing Our Part to Show Why HPC Matters

As managers and practitioners in the HPC community part of our responsibility is to make sure that everyone we come into professional contact with appreciates how...

Locality, Locality, Locality: A Note from SC14
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Locality, Locality, Locality: A Note from SC14

Steadily growing chips, systems, and application parallelism are driving the movement of data across larger distances in systems, and data locality is becoming...

HPC for Undergraduates
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HPC for Undergraduates

At SC14, graduate students mentor undergraduates interested in pursuing advanced degrees in fields related to high performance computing.
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