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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.

Grant Proposal Time and the Unexpected Benefits of CSTA Chapters
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Grant Proposal Time and the Unexpected Benefits of CSTA Chapters

This piece explores the growing relationship between unversity computer science faculty and CSTA's regional chapters and highlights some unexpected mutual benefits...

Reflections on Using AppInventor to Teach First-year Programming
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Reflections on Using AppInventor to Teach First-year Programming

This post reflects on my experiences of using AppInventor to teach Android development to first-year university computer science students.

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.

Hour of Code: Observations from a Middle School Classroom
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Hour of Code: Observations from a Middle School Classroom

I volunteered at a middle school for the Hour of Code and helped students learn basic programming. Here are some observations that are relevant to CS education.

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.

Spanning the Chasm of the K–12 and Post-Secondary Relationship
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Spanning the Chasm of the K–12 and Post-Secondary Relationship

 This article describes the sometimes fraught relationship between K–12 computer science teachers and university computer science faculty. It decribes how CSTA...

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...

Building a Computationally-Literate Workforce
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Building a Computationally-Literate Workforce

Students must leave their formal training ready to take up the state of the practice in fields that routinely use computational tools, and ready to advance the...

Building the HPC Community, Shaping Early Careers
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Building the HPC Community, Shaping Early Careers

The SC conference series provides a valuable opportunity each year to shape early research careers in an event where the whole community meets to exchange news,...

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...

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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.
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