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The Toy Aisle Matters More Than Ever: Girls and Computing
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The Toy Aisle Matters More Than Ever: Girls and Computing

A look at the toy aisle and the message it sends girls (and boys), from the 1970s to today. 

Why Does HPC Matter?
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Why Does HPC Matter?

SC14 launched this year’s gala with a new plenary session to highlight the advancements that HPC enables in everything from soap to safer cars to the discovery...

HPC Matters, and We Have Video Evidence
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HPC Matters, and We Have Video Evidence

SC14 gets underway this week in New Orleans, LA (USA). This year the conference has produced a series of accessible videos highlighting why — in terms that hopefully...

Lessons from Winnie the Pooh: Sustainable Cyberinfrastructure
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Lessons from Winnie the Pooh: Sustainable Cyberinfrastructure

The longitudinal value of research data often accrues to disciplines other than those where it was created. We need a new model that judiciously balances investment...

Computing Is The Safe STEM Career Choice Today
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Computing Is The Safe STEM Career Choice Today

The US-BLS 2012-2022 employment projections predict that nearly 3 out of 4 new STEM jobs and 3 out of 5 total STEM jobs will be in computing.  

Software's Vital Role at Japan Robot Week 2014
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Software's Vital Role at Japan Robot Week 2014

Modern robots are no longer just about hardware. Software algorithms play an essential role in bringing life-like movements to industrial robots and humanoids. ...

Satya Nadella and Grace Hopper
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Satya Nadella and Grace Hopper

Thoughts about Satya Nadella's comments at the Grace Hopper Conference.

I Have Seen the Future…
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I Have Seen the Future…

…At the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, and the future of computing is women.

The State of Computing Education in the World: Report on the 2014 ACM Education Council Meeting
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The State of Computing Education in the World: Report on the 2014 ACM Education Council Meeting

The ACM Education Council gets together once a year to share initiatives and results, and promote computing education.

Computing: Art, Magic, Science
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Computing: Art, Magic, Science

A new EdX MOOC emphasizes abstractions, Design by Contract and software quality.

What Is Reality?
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What Is Reality?

 And, what flavor of reality do you prefer: standard, augmented, virtual...

Contributing to Humanity
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Contributing to Humanity

Even as computer graphics professionals meet to learn from each other and celebrate their own, they acknowledge their shared understanding of the importance of...

Human Subjects Research For the Twenty-First Century, Or, What Can We Learn from the Facebook Mood Study?
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Human Subjects Research For the Twenty-First Century, Or, What Can We Learn from the Facebook Mood Study?

There is tremendous value to society in doing large-scale A/B studies, and the current framework we have for human subjects research is a poor match for the 21st...

The Perfect Candidate
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The Perfect Candidate

What makes a good candidate for a research position?

If You Want to Teach Kids CS, First Teach the Adults
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If You Want to Teach Kids CS, First Teach the Adults

The pathway to CS in schools starts with teaching the adults.

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!

The ACM-ICPC World Finals: How to Watch from Home
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The ACM-ICPC World Finals: How to Watch from Home

Not traveling to Ekaterinburg for tomorrow's ACM-ICPC World Finals? Fear not!

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...

Get Ready For the 2014 ACM-ICPC World Finals
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Get Ready For the 2014 ACM-ICPC World Finals

Over the next few days I'll be blogging live from Ekaterinburg, Russia, the site of the 38th Annual IBM-Sponsored ACM-ICPC World Finals. The contest itself takes...

Why Counting CS as Science or Math Is Not Considered Harmful
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Why Counting CS as Science or Math Is Not Considered Harmful

On the path to computational literacy for all, we need computing in schools, under whatever category.
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