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Hpc For Undergraduates
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Hpc For Undergraduates

At SC14, graduate students mentor undergraduates interested in pursuing advanced degrees in fields related to high performance computing.

Animal-Human Computer Interaction: The First International Congress Report
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Animal-Human Computer Interaction: The First International Congress Report

Was the Internet communication really invented exclusively for humans, or do you think your cat should join your weekend teleconference?

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...

Is There a 10x Gap Between Best and Average Programmers? And How Did It Get There?
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Is There a 10x Gap Between Best and Average Programmers? And How Did It Get There?

There's not much evidence for a 10x programming productivity gap, but it doesn't matter from an education perspective. 

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.  

What Is Your Research Culture? Part 2: Background
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What Is Your Research Culture? Part 2: Background

Why the research culture questionnaire is not just for fun.

Software’s Vital Role @japan Robot Week 2014
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Software’s Vital Role @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.

What Is Your Research Culture? Part 1: The Questionnaire
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What Is Your Research Culture? Part 1: The Questionnaire

What kind of computer science culture reigns in your country and organization: retro, or modern? Take the questionnaire and find out.

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.

Anyone Can Learn Programming: Teaching > Genetics
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Anyone Can Learn Programming: Teaching > Genetics

Way more important than the question "Is P==NP?" is the question, "Is teaching greater than genetics?"

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.

Recursion and Language at Icer 2014: A Conference Report
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Recursion and Language at Icer 2014: A Conference Report

Recursion and the unique challenges of programming languages were highlighted at ICER 2014

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...

Hadoop at a Crossroads?
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Hadoop at a Crossroads?

A few facts and opinions and a couple of announcements, with a prediction on where the "Hadoop stack" might be going.
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