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Magazine: Summer 2014 | Volume 20, No. 4

Adbarrassment

DEPARTMENT: Inbox

Adbarrassment

By XRDS Staff

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: General and reference

Why saying no to the NSA is a slippery slope

Women, hip-hop, and self-teaching<br />the new diversity in computing

Women in computing

DEPARTMENT: Milestones

Women in computing

By Jay Patel

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: History of computing

<i>XRDS</i> anywhere, anytime

DEPARTMENT: Updates

XRDS anywhere, anytime

By Pedro Lopes

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Document types, Publishing

A beginner's guide to computer science research

Doing research in practice<br />some lessons learned

The curious case of a sick google glass

DEPARTMENT: Blogs

The curious case of a sick google glass

The XRDS blog highlights a range of topics from security and privacy to neuroscience. Selected blog posts, edited for print, will be featured in every issue. Please visit xrds.acm.org/blog to read each post in its entirety.

By Wolfgang Richter

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Human-centered computing

Pattern recognition

SECTION: Features

OPEN ACCESS

Pattern recognition

Most people like to believe they judge others on their merits, and not by their gender or ethnicity. Neuroscience has shown this isn't always the case, so what can we do about it?

By Freada Kapor Klein, Ana Díaz-Hernández

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computing and business, Computing occupations, Social and professional topics

Open source, open heart

Open source, open heart

Creativity requires technical training, personal development, and the freedom to take risks regardless of your gender.

By Jesse Beach

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: History of computing, Professional topics

It's deeper than rap, toward culturally responsive CS

It's deeper than rap, toward culturally responsive CS

Using hip-hop lyrics and artificial intelligence to engage more students in computer science based on their cultural background.

By Omoju Miller

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computer science education, Context specific languages, Information science education

In search of diverse students

In search of diverse students

In Germany, the IGaDtools4MINT research project aims to integrate gender and diversity in STEM subjects.

By Tobias Berg, Rebecca Apel, Carmen Leicht-Scholten

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computer science education, Information science education, Social and professional topics

Making tech more inclusive

Making tech more inclusive

Exposing the driving causes behind the lack of diversity in our communities, and how to use your privilege for good.

By Erin Carson

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computing and business, Computing organizations, Project and people management

Hackers!

Hackers!

From the early 1980s to the present day, the tech industry, the law, and media representations have evolved in tandem, all hypnotized by the myth of "The Hacker"---an ideal coder, stereotyped as an exceptional young white man.

By Sarah Jeong, Colin McSwiggen

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computing / technology policy, Government technology policy, History of computing, Social and professional topics

All hands on deck!

All hands on deck!

Ten action items for attracting and retaining more women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields of study.

By Grace Woo

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computing and business, Social and professional topics

Gendered expectations

Gendered expectations

A look at how implicit biases influence the advancement of women in science and engineering.

By Eve Fine, Amy Wendt, Molly Carnes

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computer science education, Computing / technology policy, Information science education

Campus for moms

Campus for moms

Having a baby and taking a new start. A program for women on maternity leave, teaches them how to give birth to a startup.

By Liron Lifshitz-Yadin, Daniela Raijman-Aharonov

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computing / technology policy, Computing occupations

The prerequisites and privilege of autodidacticism

The prerequisites and privilege of autodidacticism

The proliferation of free, high-quality online courses has been heralded as a means to democratize education. The real innovations in online learning will be programs that teach the critical thinking required to learn more.

By Aliza Aufrichtig

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computing education, Education

Profile: Peter Havelock<br />How does the world's largest IT company understand diversity?

J. Craig Venter Institute<br />Rockville, Maryland

Demographics in computing

Exploring data with topological tools