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The Real Costs of a Computer Science Teacher are Opportunity Costs, and Those Are Enormous
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The Real Costs of a Computer Science Teacher are Opportunity Costs, and Those Are Enormous

It is hard to convince people to become CS teachers (K–12 or University) when the opportunities elsewhere are so lucrative.

Human Acts and Computer Apps
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Human Acts and Computer Apps

Our behaviors often seem to mimic the procedures that we induce in computers. What questions does that raise?

The Citadel and the Amusement Park
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The Citadel and the Amusement Park

There are two kinds of Web sites.

The Birthplace of Artificial Intelligence?
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The Birthplace of Artificial Intelligence?

Was the 1951 Paris conference "Les machines à calculer et la pensée humaine" the birthplace of Artificial Intelligence?

The Binary System Was Created Long Before Leibniz
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The Binary System Was Created Long Before Leibniz

There are reports of much older number systems using only two symbols that have been developed mainly in Asia.

Student Liaison Program Debuts at SIGIR 2017
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Student Liaison Program Debuts at SIGIR 2017

The SIGIR Student Liaison Program supports an environment in which all students thrive.

How Much CS Ed Will $1.3B Buy You? Not Enough to Reach Every U.S. School, nor Every Child
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How Much CS Ed Will $1.3B Buy You? Not Enough to Reach Every U.S. School, nor Every Child

The White House promises $200M/year for CS Ed, and the Tech industry promises $300M over 5 years. What can we get for that?

The Rise of Strategic Cyberwar?
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The Rise of Strategic Cyberwar?

Cyberwar is not simply a lineal descendant of strategic air power; rather, it is the next face of battle.

Finding the World's Smallest Mechanical Parallel Calculator
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Finding the World's Smallest Mechanical Parallel Calculator

Discovery of a 12-fold Curta in Britain.

It's Not the 'Why' Chromosome, It's the 'How'
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It's Not the 'Why' Chromosome, It's the 'How'

Women do like the raw technical aspects of computer science.

SIGIR 2017: Closing Blog
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SIGIR 2017: Closing Blog

This blog describes some activities at SIGIR following the keynote talks.

Measuring Student Self-efficacy and Learning Trajectories for K-5 CS: ICER 2017 Trip Report
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Measuring Student Self-efficacy and Learning Trajectories for K-5 CS: ICER 2017 Trip Report

ICER 2017 features a new test of student belief and new theory about K-5 CS learning.

Keynotes at SIGIR 2017
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Keynotes at SIGIR 2017

This article summarizes the keynotes in the main session and from the Workshop on Conversational Approaches to Information Retrieval.

SIGIR 2017: Diversity and Inclusion
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SIGIR 2017: Diversity and Inclusion

This article describes activities to support diversity and inclusion at SIGIR 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

SIGIR 2017 - Day 1: Neural Networks for IR
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SIGIR 2017 - Day 1: Neural Networks for IR

Blog on a one-day tutorial on Neural Networks at SIGIR 2017.

CSTA: Computer Science Education, Equity, and the Future Workforce
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CSTA: Computer Science Education, Equity, and the Future Workforce

The Big IDEA and the PD Pipeline are two examples of industry-changing initiatives launched by the Computer Science Teachers Association over the past two years...

Learning Programming at Scale
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Learning Programming at Scale

I summarize my first three years of research as an assistant professor on studying and building tools to support people who are learning computer programming.

ACM SIGIR 2017 Tokyo, Blog #1: Yokoso!
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ACM SIGIR 2017 Tokyo, Blog #1: Yokoso!

This is the first of a series of blogs on ACM SIGIR 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

On the Ethics of Cyberwar
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On the Ethics of Cyberwar

Keith Abney of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences group of California Polytechnic State University surveys the moral landscape of cyberwar.
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