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SIGCSE Day 2 Highlights
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SIGCSE Day 2 Highlights

Reporting on the second day of the 46th annual ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. An entertaining keynote and the most popular topics of the...

SIGCSE Day 1 Is in the Books
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SIGCSE Day 1 Is in the Books

It was a successful start to the 46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) in Kansas City, MO.

Computing Education Must Go Beyond Intuition: The Need For Evidence-Based Practice
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Computing Education Must Go Beyond Intuition: The Need For Evidence-Based Practice

Computing educators' practice would dramatically improve if we drew on evidence, rather than intuition.

Launching a New Girls Who Code Chapter
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Launching a New Girls Who Code Chapter

What is involved in starting a new Girls Who Code club?

Rising Enrollment Might Capsize Retention and Diversity Efforts
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Rising Enrollment Might Capsize Retention and Diversity Efforts

Rapid increase of enrollment in CS classes in the US might undermine efforts to improve diversity.

Some Thoughts For Computer Science Teaching Assistants (and Faculty)
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Some Thoughts For Computer Science Teaching Assistants (and Faculty)

Some musings on practices that can help create a positive educational environment for all students in a class.

Recommended SF Reading For Computer Scientists
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Recommended SF Reading For Computer Scientists

Courtesy of a SIGCSE 2014 BOF, here are some SF books containing themes of special interest to computer scientists.

Why the 'Data Lake' Is Really A 'Data Swamp'
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Why the 'Data Lake' Is Really A 'Data Swamp'

The notion of putting all one's data into a "data lake" to encourage employees to run analytics has a serious flaw.

The Role of Tech Firms in Computing Education
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The Role of Tech Firms in Computing Education

Computing education can't be about jobs. It has to be about schools to reach everyone.

HPC: Computational Performance vs. Human Productivity
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HPC: Computational Performance vs. Human Productivity

One of the themes at SC14 was the tension between developing programs that run fast vs. the time required by humans to develop and maintain fast-running programs...

Women in STEM, Women in Computer Science: We're Looking At It Incorrectly
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Women in STEM, Women in Computer Science: We're Looking At It Incorrectly

A rethinking of how best to analyze data on women's undergraduate degrees in STEM disciplines. 

HHP For ­Undergraduates
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HHP For ­Undergraduates

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

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. 

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.

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.

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
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