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A Summit on Computing Education in South Carolina
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A Summit on Computing Education in South Carolina

A summit of legislators, business leaders, officials from the Department of Education, and teachers convenes in South Carolina to advance computing education in...

Building the HPC Community, Shaping Early Careers
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Building the HPC Community, Shaping Early Careers

The SC conference series provides a valuable opportunity each year to shape early research careers in an event where the whole community meets to exchange news,...

Computing Does Not Support Its Infrastructure
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Computing Does Not Support Its Infrastructure

All large, multinational companies that depend on their intellectual prowess are able to avoid most taxation. Two factors enable the trend: first intellectual property...

Results From the First-Year Course MOOCs: Not There Yet
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Results From the First-Year Course MOOCs: Not There Yet

The empirical results of first-year MOOCs are in. We're not there yet in terms of retention, learning, or access.

Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Research At the Interface Between Disciplines
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Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Research At the Interface Between Disciplines

The importance of interdisciplinary work, particularly in applying mathematics and computer science to biology, was a topic emphasized throughout the Heidelberg...

Trip Report on Dagstuhl Seminar on Live Coding
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Trip Report on Dagstuhl Seminar on Live Coding

Live coding is programming performance with generates music for an audience, often in a collaborative setting.  It's a jam session on laptops with rich research...

Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Who Invented the Computer?
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Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Who Invented the Computer?

Comments after the first lecture by Prof. Raj Reddy at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum.

Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Meet Your Role Models
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Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Meet Your Role Models

This blog posts highlights two of my favorite moments from the second day at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum. I had the pleasure of speaking with Vinton G. Cerf and...

Fixing the K-12 CS Teacher Certification Mess
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Fixing the K-12 CS Teacher Certification Mess

This blog piece explores the mess that is K-12 Computer Science Teacher certification in the U.S. and why this matters. It introduces CSTA's new "Bugs in the System"...

A Stable Future For Computing Education Requires Collaboration Beyond CS
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A Stable Future For Computing Education Requires Collaboration Beyond CS

 If you were a superintendent of a big city school district, would you require every school in your district to teach computer science without reliable production...

Are Data Miners Ready to Hang ­p the Hard Hat and Put on a Lab Coat?
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Are Data Miners Ready to Hang ­p the Hard Hat and Put on a Lab Coat?

We will find out this week at the annual ACM SIGKDD on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining conference in Chicago.

Why Scientists and Engineers Must Learn Programming
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Why Scientists and Engineers Must Learn Programming

Scientists and engineers who program can work 10 to 100 times faster and come up with more creative solutions than those who don't.

What's Our Goal For a CS Degree, and How Do We Know We Got There?
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What's Our Goal For a CS Degree, and How Do We Know We Got There?

A history of computing suggests that the computer science undergraduate degree is unnecessarily rigorous and may not be achieving the goals we have for it.

ACM-W: One Way to Support Women in Computing!
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ACM-W: One Way to Support Women in Computing!

An update on ACM-W activities in 2012-2013, and a look to the coming year.

So, Who Won The Battle Of The Brains?
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So, Who Won The Battle Of The Brains?

And the winner of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest is...

The Heat Is On
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The Heat Is On

Students work together to solve complicated problems while competing at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Here We Go!
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Here We Go!

The ACM ICPC kicks off!

The Lull Before the Storm
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The Lull Before the Storm

The evening before the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals.

The World's Smartest Programmers Compete: ACM ICPC
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The World's Smartest Programmers Compete: ACM ICPC

An introductory post with background on the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Education Removes Fear: Some Examples From CS Courses
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Education Removes Fear: Some Examples From CS Courses

One purpose of education is to remove fear; I present some examples from CS courses.
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