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Thoughts on 'The Frenzy About High-Tech Talent' and a Call for Corporate Action
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Thoughts on 'The Frenzy About High-Tech Talent' and a Call for Corporate Action

In "The Frenzy About High-Tech Talent" in The New York Review of Books, Andrew Hacker questions if there is really an unfilled need for STEM graduates, and if there...

Here's Why Microsoft Cares About Basic Research — And You Should, Too
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Here's Why Microsoft Cares About Basic Research — And You Should, Too

Basic scientific research made today's technology possible, and it will lead to tomorrow's technological breakthroughs.

Danke Sehr!
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Danke Sehr!

I was not sure what to talk about. And then from Wolfsburg (Germany), miracle struck!

The Bottleneck in Increasing Accessibility to CS Education is Producing Enough CS Teachers
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The Bottleneck in Increasing Accessibility to CS Education is Producing Enough CS Teachers

The demand for CS teachers is growing. Now we have to figure out how to increase the supply.

A Farewell to (Virtual) Arms?
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A Farewell to (Virtual) Arms?

The potential for a Sino-American cyber arms control agreement is intriguing, despite three very troubling flaws.

The Future of Work: But What Will Humans Do?
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The Future of Work: But What Will Humans Do?

Weighing in on the most consequential changes anticipated in the workplace.

A Lovelace, Babbage, and Analytical Engine LEGO Set?
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A Lovelace, Babbage, and Analytical Engine LEGO Set?

On LEGO's ideas site, a new set has been proposed that would let children build the Analytical Engine, and learn about the roles Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage...

If Something Seems Odd, Check the Data, and Check It Again!
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If Something Seems Odd, Check the Data, and Check It Again!

Finding the hole in the data.

Be It Resolved: Teaching Statements Must Embrace Active Learning and Eschew Lecture
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Be It Resolved: Teaching Statements Must Embrace Active Learning and Eschew Lecture

Let's encourage active learning by requiring it in teaching statements.

SIGGRAPH Presents 2015 Awards
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SIGGRAPH Presents 2015 Awards

Five are honored for exceptional achievements in computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Deterrence after Stuxnet
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Deterrence after Stuxnet

In the cyber context, "Mutual Assured Destruction" becomes "Mutual Assured Disruption." 

Things That Men Can Do To Be Real Allies For Women In Computing
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Things That Men Can Do To Be Real Allies For Women In Computing

  

What It's Like to Win the Turing Award
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What It's Like to Win the Turing Award

Michael Stonebraker is an adjunct professor in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and recipient...

Top 10 Myths about Teaching Computer Science
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Top 10 Myths about Teaching Computer Science

Let's put some evidence behind those summertime faculty email list battles about CS teaching.

The Robots are Taking Over! (Perhaps Not Quite Yet.)
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The Robots are Taking Over! (Perhaps Not Quite Yet.)

Programs fix themselves! Today! It's scary!

SF Reading for Computer Scientists: Summer 2015
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SF Reading for Computer Scientists: Summer 2015

Summer reading recommendations for computer scientists, courtesy of the SIGCSE 2015 Using Science Fiction in CS Courses BOF.

The Ethics of Cyberwar
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The Ethics of Cyberwar

Under what conditions should one engage in cyberwar? How should such a conflict be waged?

Exascale Computing and Big Data: Time To Reunite
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Exascale Computing and Big Data: Time To Reunite

It is past time to reunite the big data, cloud, and high-performance computing communities. Each can each learn much from the other.

Improving Computing Education by Viewing Teaching as Community Property
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Improving Computing Education by Viewing Teaching as Community Property

Teaching about computing should be shared, not isolated behind closed doors. 

From Russia, Without Love
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From Russia, Without Love

Considering Russia's alleged involvement in international cyber incidents, and its willingness to stop them.
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