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Deciding When the Design is Wrong in Programming Languages and Education
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Deciding When the Design is Wrong in Programming Languages and Education

When do we decide that errors are due to bad design in programming languges and education?

Let's Not Forget the 'Science' in 'Computer Science'
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Let's Not Forget the 'Science' in 'Computer Science'

There is a growing trend to treat very difficult problems in computer science as purely engineering problems where solutions are approximated using data-driven...

Tech Ethics at Work
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Tech Ethics at Work

Ethics for Tech must address how professional issues play out in the workplace, in real life.

Benefits of a Master's Degree in Computer Science
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Benefits of a Master's Degree in Computer Science

If you have the means, consider pursuing a master's degree in computer science.

Beyond Folk Pedagogy
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Beyond Folk Pedagogy

On evidence-based teaching.

Empirical Answers to Important Software Engineering Questions (Part 2 of 2)
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Empirical Answers to Important Software Engineering Questions (Part 2 of 2)

Time to start from what matters to practitioners

How Can We Foster Inclusiveness?
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How Can We Foster Inclusiveness?

What can an individual do on a day-to-day basis to ensure that her/his environment fosters inclusiveness?

Empirical Answers to Important Software Engineering Questions (Part 1 of 2)
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Empirical Answers to Important Software Engineering Questions (Part 1 of 2)

Beyond the lamppost

The End of Software Engineering and the Last Methodologist
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The End of Software Engineering and the Last Methodologist

Let's all do deep learning now.

Learning Computer Science Is Different Than Learning Other STEM Disciplines
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Learning Computer Science Is Different Than Learning Other STEM Disciplines

Learning computer science has unique challenges that make it harder than learning other STEM disciplines.

Small and Big Pleasures
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Small and Big Pleasures

What makes a supervisor happy?

The Shifting World of Net Neutrality
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The Shifting World of Net Neutrality

The network neutrality debate is largely a power and economic struggle between Internet service providers and those who deliver content and services. It is complicated...

The Real Costs of a Computer Science Teacher Are Opportunity Costs, and Those Are Enormous
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The Real Costs of a Computer Science Teacher Are Opportunity Costs, and Those Are Enormous

It is hard to convince people to become CS teachers (K–12 or University) when the opportunities elsewhere are so lucrative.

Human Acts and Computer Apps
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Human Acts and Computer Apps

Our behaviors often seem to mimic the procedures that we induce in computers. What questions does that raise?

The Citadel and the Amusement Park
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The Citadel and the Amusement Park

There are two kinds of Web sites.

The Birthplace of Artificial Intelligence?
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The Birthplace of Artificial Intelligence?

Was the 1951 Paris conference "Les machines à calculer et la pensée humaine" the birthplace of Artificial Intelligence?

The Binary System Was Created Long Before Leibniz
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The Binary System Was Created Long Before Leibniz

There are reports of much older number systems using only two symbols that have been developed mainly in Asia.

Student Liaison Program Debuts at SIGIR 2017
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Student Liaison Program Debuts at SIGIR 2017

The SIGIR Student Liaison Program supports an environment in which all students thrive.

How Much CS Ed Will $1.3B Buy You? Not Enough to Reach Every U.S. School, Nor Every Child
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How Much CS Ed Will $1.3B Buy You? Not Enough to Reach Every U.S. School, Nor Every Child

The White House promises $200M/year for CS Ed, and the Tech industry promises $300M over 5 years. What can we get for that?

The Rise of Strategic Cyberwar?
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The Rise of Strategic Cyberwar?

Cyberwar is not simply a lineal descendant of strategic air power; rather, it is the next face of battle.
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