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ACM-ICPC World Finals: St. Petersburg State U­niversity Wins!
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ACM-ICPC World Finals: St. Petersburg State U­niversity Wins!

St. Petersburg State University wins a thrilling ACM-ICPC World Finals, solving seven problems to win the contest on home soil in Ekaterinburg, Russia!

Day Two at the ACM-ICPC World Finals
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Day Two at the ACM-ICPC World Finals

What a day at ICPC 2014! It all began with IBM Tech Trek this morning, followed by the 2014 ACM-ICPC World Finals Opening Ceremony and ending with the IBM Chill...

HBI: Human-Bubble Interaction
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HBI: Human-Bubble Interaction

One of the best things about attending the recent ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014) is that you get to play with things.

Programming Languages Are the Most Powerful, and Least ­Usable and Learnable ­User Interfaces
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Programming Languages Are the Most Powerful, and Least ­Usable and Learnable ­User Interfaces

Programming languages are amazing, but too hard to use and learn.

Through A Google Glass, Darkly
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Through A Google Glass, Darkly

I have been wearing Google Glass as both a technical assessment of utility and as a social study in human dynamics and expectations.

Deferred Maintenance on the Future
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Deferred Maintenance on the Future

Over-worked and sleep-deprived drivers are steering many of our vehicles of discovery on balding tires across potholed roads. Stripping away the metaphor, we are...

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ACM Multimedia 2013 – Challenges and Competitions

The program of ACM Multimedia is very diverse: apart from oral and poster presentations, panels and keynotes there are challenges and competitions. Some may really...

ACM Multimedia 2013 – Best Papers and the Revision Process
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ACM Multimedia 2013 – Best Papers and the Revision Process

This year ACM Multimedia had a new revision process that may be of interest for other ACM conferences. Let's review it and see also the best papers selection.

Data Science Workflow: Overview and Challenges
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Data Science Workflow: Overview and Challenges

I provide an overview of the data science workflow and highlight some challenges that data scientists face in their work.

ACM Multimedia 2013 – The First Day
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ACM Multimedia 2013 – The First Day

ACM Multimedia, the foremost conference on multimedia, has started in Barcelona (Spain). Let's see what are some highlights of the first day.

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...

Privacy and Google Glass
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Privacy and Google Glass

Why has there been so much negative sentiment about Google Glass in the press regarding privacy? This article looks at privacy from two different perspectives,...

Why HCI Should Listen to Mothers
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Why HCI Should Listen to Mothers

A call for the HCI community to spend some design effort on helping new mothers with the considerable physical and emotional challenges they face.

Reaching For Engelbart's Vision of the Future
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Reaching For Engelbart's Vision of the Future

 A meditation on Douglas Engelbart's impact on interactive computing.

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!

CHI 2013 in Paris: A Personal Review of the Conference
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CHI 2013 in Paris: A Personal Review of the Conference

In this short report I offer some reflections on the 2013 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (commonly known just as "CHI") that took place...

The Role of Hypercard in Today's World
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The Role of Hypercard in Today's World

 HyperCard is an end-user programming tool from the 1990's.  A new version that runs on most modern platforms raises the question of the role of end-user programming...

Simplifying Communication
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Simplifying Communication

How often have you picked up a scholarly journal in a discipline far removed from your expertise, only to be stymied and mystified by the disciplinary jargon?  We...
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