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Brewing ­p Java Skills For the Knowledge Economy
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Brewing ­p Java Skills For the Knowledge Economy

University College Dublin's School of Computer Science and Informatics will offer a second round of Java courses to companies that do not have the time and money...

Videogame Glitches Open the World of Computing to Students
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Videogame Glitches Open the World of Computing to Students

Why is the National Science Foundation helping Morehouse College pay students to test videogames? The school's Glitch Game Testers program is one of many NSF efforts...

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Six Hottest Skills For 2010

U.S. business executives recently responded to a Computerworld survey about the availability of information technology jobs and what skills will be in demand in...

Learning Computer Science From Scratch
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Learning Computer Science From Scratch

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researcher Mitchel Resnick and colleagues at the MIT Media Lab have enjoyed great success with Scratch, a computer programming...

Why Developers Get Fired
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Why Developers Get Fired

Software developers can take specific steps to insulate themselves from the risk of being let go by their employers. Unfortunately, it doesn't matter how clever...

IT Jobs Will Expand Globally by Nearly 6 Million in 4 Years
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IT Jobs Will Expand Globally by Nearly 6 Million in 4 Years

IDC predicts that by 2013, jobs in information technology (IT) will expand by 5.8 million worldwide, and that 75,000 new businesses will be created during that...

Hacker Dojo Sparks Ideas and Tinkering
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Hacker Dojo Sparks Ideas and Tinkering

A typical evening at the Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, CA, sometimes looks like chaos — two friends cobbling together a robot out of chips, circuit boards and servo...

IBM and ACM-Icpc Announce 'battle of the Brains' Software Competition
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IBM and ACM-Icpc Announce 'battle of the Brains' Software Competition

Student computer programmers from universities around the world will battle for a spot to attend the World Finals of the 34th annual ACM-International Collegiate...

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Government Should Help Widen Cyber Knowledge

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security should be doing more to recruit top cyber security talent and develop a highly skilled workforce of cyber security workers...

Can Video Game Testing Spark Interest in Computing Among Black Youth?
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Can Video Game Testing Spark Interest in Computing Among Black Youth?

Betsy DiSalvo with Georgia Tech's College of Computing is betting that young African American males' interest in video games can be tapped to generate a greater...

Welcome to 3-D Learning
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Welcome to 3-D Learning

The Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) is using three-dimensional (3D) technology to enable students to interact with the content covered in...

Games Can Actually Become a Career
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Games Can Actually Become a Career

In South Africa, recent university graduates with a background in gaming are landing well-paying jobs, both within the gaming industry and in more traditional fields...

Hot It Skills: Certified and Non-Certified It Skills in Demand
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Hot It Skills: Certified and Non-Certified It Skills in Demand

Foote Partners, an IT staffing and hiring consultancy, has compiled lists of which IT skills and certifications are most in demand in the current IT job market....

Where the Tech Jobs Are
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Where the Tech Jobs Are

While layoffs have been occurring within the tech sector, companies continue to hire recent college graduates and experienced IT workers with the right technology...

Software Solution Identifies Skills Gaps in the Workplace
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Software Solution Identifies Skills Gaps in the Workplace

Training employees to do their jobs effectively is something many companies would like to – and need to – improve. Now European researchers are developing software...

Summer Program Opens High-Tech World to Deaf Students
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Summer Program Opens High-Tech World to Deaf Students

The University of Washington's (UW's) Summer Academy for Advancing Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Computing, funded by the National Science Foundation, aims to diversity...

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DAC Workshops Focus on Design Techniques, Careers, Emerging EDA Apps

ACM's 46th Design Automation Conference (DAC) will give industry professionals an opportunity to learn more about front- and back-end design issues and to participate...

CS Project Team Aims to Increase Female Participation
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CS Project Team Aims to Increase Female Participation

According to an ACM-W Ambassador in Turkey, one way to increase female participation in the computer science field is through the creation of international student...

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Cifellows Status Report

The Computing Innovation Fellows (CIFellows) Project has received 526 applications for CIFellowships from 145 distinct colleges and universities. The applications...

Bringing Girls and Boys to Computer Science With 'alice'
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Bringing Girls and Boys to Computer Science With 'alice'

An animation program called Alice, developed by the late Randy Pausch of Carnegie Mellon University, is being used by computer scientists around the country to...
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