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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.

The Danger of Requiring Computer Science in K-12 Schools
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The Danger of Requiring Computer Science in K-12 Schools

We are not ready to make CS a requirement for all children in the U.S., even if that's where we want to be one day.

Exciting Follow-up With an ACM-W Scholarship Recipient
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Exciting Follow-up With an ACM-W Scholarship Recipient

It's exciting to see how these scholarships can shape careers.

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.

Media Coverage of Analysis of AP CS 2013 Exam Results
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Media Coverage of Analysis of AP CS 2013 Exam Results

Barbara Ericson does an annual analysis of AP CS exam results.  Her 2013 analysis attracted significant media attention.

We May Be 100 Years Behind in Making Computing Education Accessible to All
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We May Be 100 Years Behind in Making Computing Education Accessible to All

So when should we be able to provide computing education to everyone in the US? Using physics and mathematics as examples, we may be 100 years behind.

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...

CSEd Week 2013 Was Amazing!
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CSEd Week 2013 Was Amazing!

 The "Hour of Code" was a hit, with over 15 million people trying out programming.

26 Years of Supercomputing
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26 Years of Supercomputing

From humble beginnings 26 years ago to today, the annual SC conference has shaped our community and our technologies.

Big Data Analyzed By Big Compute, Big Compute Creates Big Data
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Big Data Analyzed By Big Compute, Big Compute Creates Big Data

The science and engineering communities have worked together through several 1,000x leaps in computing capability, each time managing to push the boundaries of...

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...

For These Companies, It All Started With the Decision to Adopt
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For These Companies, It All Started With the Decision to Adopt

SC13 is featuring sixteen companies on the exhibit floor that have adopted HPC as part of their core business and, as a result, have transformed their ability to...

HPC Every Day, Everywhere
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HPC Every Day, Everywhere

This Saturday the world's largest, and most influential, conference on high performance computing opens in Denver. Over the next week new advances in supercomputing...

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...

The Frontier of Small Data
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The Frontier of Small Data

 A quick view of Deborah Estrin's small data work.

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...

The First Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2013
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The First Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2013

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) 2013 is an annual event where 200 young researchers get to meet with and learn from 40 Turing Award, Fields Medal, Abel Prize...
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