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And the 2016 ICPC Winner Is . . .
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And the 2016 ICPC Winner Is . . .

The results are in for the 2016 ACM-ICPC World Finals

­Using Other STEM Disciplines to Predict Future Computing Education
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­Using Other STEM Disciplines to Predict Future Computing Education

A recent AAAS Symposium on STEM Education provides the opportunity to compare computing education to other STEM education.

­US-BLS: Computing Employment Outlook Remains Bright
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­US-BLS: Computing Employment Outlook Remains Bright

According to the most recent US-BLS Employment Projections, most STEM career opportunities are in computing.

Computational Thinking, 10 Years Later
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Computational Thinking, 10 Years Later

It’s been 10 years since I published my three-page "Computational Thinking" viewpoint in the March 2006 issue of the Communications of the ACM.

Qualify Your Quantifiers...or, Exactly Who All Is CS4?
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Qualify Your Quantifiers...or, Exactly Who All Is CS4?

Unfortunately, there is a critical vagueness to "Computer Science for All."

Wax Woz, Stan Lee, and 30,000 Close Friends
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Wax Woz, Stan Lee, and 30,000 Close Friends

Last weekend, Steve Wozniak and Stan Lee launched the first annual Silicon Valley Comic Con.

What's Your Research?
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What's Your Research?

Research is about solving problems.

California's Internet Voting Initiatives
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California's Internet Voting Initiatives

The vast majority of computer and network security experts agree that there is currently no way to adequately secure an online public election.

State of the States: Progress Toward CS For All
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State of the States: Progress Toward CS For All

Achieving the President's goal of CS for All requires change at the local level. Here's the current state of the states.

Toward a Discourse on Cyber Strategy
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Toward a Discourse on Cyber Strategy

Efforts to understand how advanced information technologies will affect future conflicts seem to be missing, or are taking place far from the public eye.

Why Is Ada Lovelace Still the Woman That Young (and Not So Young) Women Look To?
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Why Is Ada Lovelace Still the Woman That Young (and Not So Young) Women Look To?

I was lucky enough to represent ACM and ACM-W at the recent Ada Lovelace Symposium at Oxford University.

Advice For CS Education from Science and Mathematics Education
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Advice For CS Education from Science and Mathematics Education

We have a lot to learn from standards efforts in science and mathematics education.

HPC Matters
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HPC Matters

The HPC Matters program is a multi-year effort to communicate the benefits — from the development of new medical therapies to and increased understanding of climate...

A Call to Action For Higher Education to Make AP CS Principles Work
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A Call to Action For Higher Education to Make AP CS Principles Work

The new Advanced Placement exam in CS Principles will be offered in May 2017. It's time to figure out what colleges and universities are going to do about it.

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.

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.

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.
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