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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.

Coding in Schools as New Vocationalism: Larry Cuban on What Schools Are For
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Coding in Schools as New Vocationalism: Larry Cuban on What Schools Are For

 What are schools for, and is coding a necessary part of that?

Deep Dictionary
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Deep Dictionary

The abstraction from big data on English words of distributed vector representations computing simple semantic aspects has drawn interest from the computing community...

CS Education on Tablets for CS for All (#Tablets4CS for #CSforAll)
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CS Education on Tablets for CS for All (#Tablets4CS for #CSforAll)

If we design CS education for tablets, everyone will learn better.

Toward Oversight, and More Debate, of Cyber Weaponry
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Toward Oversight, and More Debate, of Cyber Weaponry

Policies and strategies that may lead to or initiate acts of cyberwar should be subject to scrutiny. 

The Ethical Problem of Software Neglect
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The Ethical Problem of Software Neglect

We call the problem of mediocre sofware "neglect," and we pitch it in ethical terms by noting that it illustrates a failure of the ethics of care.

St. Petersburg ITMO Team Wins First Place at ICPC World Finals
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St. Petersburg ITMO Team Wins First Place at ICPC World Finals

St. Petersburg ITMO University, a perennial contender in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), won the 2017 World Finals on Wednesday in...

Ten Years at the Helm of <i>Communications of the ACM</i>
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Ten Years at the Helm of Communications of the ACM

In January 2007, I undertook the task of revitalizing Communications of the ACM. Now, after 10 years at the helm of Communications, it is time for me to move on...

Nerves Run High on Eve of ICPC World Finals
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Nerves Run High on Eve of ICPC World Finals

Competitors for the 2017 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) expressed nervousness, excitement, and resolve as they prepare for the World Finals...
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