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Twelve Tips For Department Heads from an NSF Perspective
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Twelve Tips For Department Heads from an NSF Perspective

Nuts and bolts advice for faculty and department heads on interacting with the National Science Foundation.  

Better GPS Software Through ­User Feedback
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Better GPS Software Through ­User Feedback

I appreciate my GPS software can tell me where I am, but it should get better at predicting where I will go.

Celebrating Computer Science Education Week
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Celebrating Computer Science Education Week

CSEdWeek is a joint effort led by ACM with the cooperation and deep involvement of the Computer Science Teachers Association, the Computing Research Association...

The End of Freedom on Internet?
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The End of Freedom on Internet?

Recent news on media reveals a tendency in several countries: Internet censorship and more. 

Security and Privacy Issues on Internet Social Networks
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Security and Privacy Issues on Internet Social Networks

Last month most Internet users in Colombia were shocked with the case of a young girl who was murdered by a couple of young guys who used the girl's profile to...

SC09 Reflections: The Need For Speed
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SC09 Reflections: The Need For Speed

SC09 (aka the “Supercomputing Conference”) was held during the week of November 16.  The conference set an attendance record this year – roughly 10,000 attendees...

What the Cloud Means For HCI
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What the Cloud Means For HCI

The CTO roundtable on cloud computing article in a past issue of CACM made me start thinking about what cloud computing really means for HCI and how people will...

Georgia Again 'Counts' AP CS
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Georgia Again 'Counts' AP CS

Georgia again counts the Advanced Placement test in Computer Science towards high school grauation requirements.  The story highlights the challenges of making...

Games in Schools--Sugar-Coated Learning?
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Games in Schools--Sugar-Coated Learning?

A discussion of the debate about using off-the-shelf, brain-training games in classrooms.

Technology
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Technology

A short review of some of the hidden social and environmental costs of technology.

Internet Connectivity and Multimedia Content in Latin America
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Internet Connectivity and Multimedia Content in Latin America

How Internet connectivity has affected multimedia content in Latin America.

Extreme Agility at Facebook
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Extreme Agility at Facebook

Robert Johnson, director of engineering at Facebook was the last keynote at OOPSLA 2009.  Robert’s talk: “Moving Fast at Scale - Lessons Learned at Facebook”, aimed...

Consilience: The Path to Innovation
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Consilience: The Path to Innovation

I believe solutions to many of the most challenging problems facing our society – medicine and health care, climate and the environment, economic security and privacy...

Blogging Informatics Education Europe IV, Day Two
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Blogging Informatics Education Europe IV, Day Two

The second day of Informatics Education IV in Freiburg, Germany, focused on accreditation, expanding enrollments, student engagement, parellelism, and interdisciplinarity...

Who Needs Massively Multi-Core?
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Who Needs Massively Multi-Core?

Do consumers want massively multi-core?  Or would they rather have lower power consumption and better memory bandwidth?  Are we building what people want?

Blogging Informatics Education Europe IV, Day One
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Blogging Informatics Education Europe IV, Day One

Informatics Education Europe, a workshop sponsored by ACM, BCS, Intel, and Microsoft, is focusing on improving computing education across Europe.

The 'No SQL' Discussion Has Nothing to Do With SQL
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The 'No SQL' Discussion Has Nothing to Do With SQL

Recently, there has been a lot of buzz about "No SQL" databases. This blog post considers the performance argument about No SQL databases; a subsequent posting...

Wrapping up OOPSLA, Looking Forward For SPLASH
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Wrapping up OOPSLA, Looking Forward For SPLASH

Like all good things, OOPSLA 09 concluded last Thursday.  A great conference with many interesting presentations, I'm already looking forward for the next one :...

Innovation = Good Idea + Implementation + Measurement
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Innovation = Good Idea + Implementation + Measurement

We aspire to be innovative, but unless we are wiling to implement it and measure it its just another good idea.

AP CS No Longer Counts For High School Graduation in Georgia (for Now)
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AP CS No Longer Counts For High School Graduation in Georgia (for Now)

Georgia used to count AP CS as a fourth "science" class towards high school graduation. As of 1 October 2009, that is no longer true.
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