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Computing Conference to Celebrate 50 Years of Turing Award
From ACM TechNews

Computing Conference to Celebrate 50 Years of Turing Award

ACM has announced it will celebrate 50 years of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, also known as the "Nobel Prize of Computing," with a high-profile conference to be held...

Survey Finds Most Coders Are Self-Taught
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Survey Finds Most Coders Are Self-Taught

Most programmers are self-educated and have received little formal training, according to a new survey of 50,000 coders. 

STEM Fields Dominate Ranking of College Majors
From ACM TechNews

STEM Fields Dominate Ranking of College Majors

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics degree holders were among the top earners in a new ranking of bachelor-level majors by PayScale. 

Revenge of the Nerds: Starting Salaries For Class of 2015 Techies Top $100k
From ACM TechNews

Revenge of the Nerds: Starting Salaries For Class of 2015 Techies Top $100k

Demand for students graduating with computer science, software engineering, and computer engineering degrees is on the rise.

Computer Science Surge Sparks Campus Building Boom
From ACM TechNews

Computer Science Surge Sparks Campus Building Boom

Colleges and universities across the U.S. have been building new facilities to keep up with expanding science, technology, engineering, and math programs. 

Shortage of Security Pros Worsens
From ACM TechNews

Shortage of Security Pros Worsens

Cybersecurity job postings grew 74 percent from 2007 to 2013, more than twice the rate of all information technology jobs, according to a Burning Glass study. 

These Compsci Programs Deliver Most Bang For Buck, Report Finds
From ACM TechNews

These Compsci Programs Deliver Most Bang For Buck, Report Finds

Computer science majors have the best 20-year net return on investment out of all of the degrees in the new College ROI Report. Stanford, UC-Berkeley, and MIT...

10 Cool Network and Computing Research Projects
From ACM News

10 Cool Network and Computing Research Projects

If you think the latest enterprise and consumer network and computer technologies rolling into your data center and being snuck into your offices by end users are...

Princeton Compsci Prof Wins Prestigious Award
From ACM TechNews

Princeton Compsci Prof Wins Prestigious Award

An expert in machine learning and Bayesian statistics at Princeton University is the recipient of the 2013 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in Computer Sciences. 

Sc13 Supercomputing Show Must Go On, Government Shutdown or Not
From ACM TechNews

Sc13 Supercomputing Show Must Go On, Government Shutdown or Not

SC13 will hold its annual Supercomputing Conference the week of November 17 in Denver as scheduled, regardless of the status of the U.S. government shutdown.

Best Tech Colleges Are Harder Than Ever to Get In
From ACM TechNews

Best Tech Colleges Are Harder Than Ever to Get In

Early admission statistics indicate that 2013 will be another difficult year for high school seniors to get accepted into the leading undergraduate computer science...

Geek Squad Exec: 'what Happens If More of Our Innovators Are Women?'
From ACM TechNews

Geek Squad Exec: 'what Happens If More of Our Innovators Are Women?'

Best Buy's Geek Squad Summer Academy has grown from a one-day, one-city, all-girls camp into a nationwide coed program that will host nearly 10,000 students in...

Demand For Linux Skills Sets a New Record This Month
From ACM TechNews

Demand For Linux Skills Sets a New Record This Month

People with Linux skills and experience have a good chance of finding a Linux job, or landing a better position.  

From ACM Careers

U.s. Losing High-Tech Jobs, R&d Dominance to Asia

U.S. companies are locating more of their research and development operations overseas, and Asian countries are rapidly increasing investments in their own science...

Entry-Level It Jobs Will Be Plentiful in 2012, Experts Predict
From ACM TechNews

Entry-Level It Jobs Will Be Plentiful in 2012, Experts Predict

There is a shortage of information technology (IT) workers in 18 states and Washington, DC, according to Dice.com. The shortage will probably drive entry-level...

From ACM Careers

How to Get Your Kid Into an Elite Computer Science Program

Robotics competitions, programming skills tip the scales for college applicants; being a girl helps.

From ACM News

Why There's No Nobel Prize in Computing

When Nobel Prizes are dished out each fall, the most accomplished professionals in computing, telecom, and IT have usually been left out in the cold. That's...

From ACM TechNews

Internet2 Turns 15. Has It Delivered on Its Promise?

The Internet2, which is reserved for research and education, recently received $100 million in new funding that will upgrade its backbone capacity to 8.8 terabytes...

From ACM News

Why Computer Science Students Cheat

Enrollment in undergraduate computer science courses is at an all-time high at colleges nationwide. But this trend that's been hailed by the U.S. tech industry...

From ACM TechNews

Can the Iphone Save Higher Education?

Abilene Christian University's Mobile Learning project seeks to evaluate the potential of personal digital devices and social networks to transform teaching and...
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