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The Life of a Computer Pioneer
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The Life of a Computer Pioneer

Obituary of F.L. Bauer, German informatics pioneer.

Budget Beowulf Clusters
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Budget Beowulf Clusters

At SIGCSE 2015, five CS educators brought and live-demo'd the low-cost Beowulf clusters they had built for teaching parallel and distributed computing.

Computer Security and the Risks of Online Voting
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Computer Security and the Risks of Online Voting

An election in Australia is the latest instance of discovering a security flaw in an online voting system, while it is being used.

Providing On-Line CS Teacher Education, Designed For Teachers
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Providing On-Line CS Teacher Education, Designed For Teachers

Announcing a research-based resource for helping high school teachers to learn Python and CS Principles

Agile Methods: A Follow-up ACM Webinar
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Agile Methods: A Follow-up ACM Webinar

A follow-up session to the ACM webinar Agile Methods: The Good, the Hype and the Ugly will take place on March 27.

The Three Faces of Cyberwar
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The Three Faces of Cyberwar

The different aspects of cyberwar, and what can be done about them.

Battling Bias
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Battling Bias

A regional Grace Hopper Celebration event this week focused on "advancing a gender diverse technology workforce in New York."

And That's a Wrap Sigcse 2015 Ends
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And That's a Wrap Sigcse 2015 Ends

The third and final day of the 46th annual ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education concluded with more technical information and a very informative...

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.

What Are The Best STEM Careers in 2015?
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What Are The Best STEM Careers in 2015?

According to U.S. News & World Report: Money, the top four STEM careers (and nine of the top 20) are all in computing.

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.

Feature-Based Development: The Lasagne and the Linguini
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Feature-Based Development: The Lasagne and the Linguini

Agile authors tell us that we can build systems one feature at a time. Can we?

What Is Your Research Culture? Part 3: the Web of Science
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What Is Your Research Culture? Part 3: the Web of Science

Experienced institutions know that the Web of Science is inapplicable to the evaluation of computer science research and researchers. It is time that others learned...

Why the Pass at the End of Super Bowl Xlix Was the Right Call
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Why the Pass at the End of Super Bowl Xlix Was the Right Call

If we explore the logic behind the Seattle coaching decision near the end of Superbowl XLIX with computational thinking, we'll see it was the correct decision.

Socializing with Robots @ginza
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Socializing with Robots @ginza

Modern social robots are making their debut in our daily lives.

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.

The Nips Experiment
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The Nips Experiment

In the NIPS experiment, 10% of papers submitted to the Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation went through its review process twice, with results compared...

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.
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