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Association for Computing Machinery

Magazine: Spring 2021 | Volume 27, No. 3

COLUMN: INIT

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Women on the web

By Nova Ahmed, Elizabeth Churchill

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computing profession, History of computing, Women, World Wide Web

COLUMN: Advice

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Managing research the wiki way

By José Devezas, Sérgio Nunes

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

DEPARTMENT: Milestones

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Fairy godmothers of the internet

By Manandeep

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: History of computing, Public Internet, Women, World Wide Web

COLUMN: Careers

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#2020wasEPIC elevate your career in STEM as the "only"

By Siobahn Day Grady

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computing profession, Women

SECTION: Features

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On the future of computer science

Gabriele Kotsis, ACM President and full professor in computer science at Johannes Kepler University, shares her personal experiences and suggestions to shape the future of computer science.

By Elizabeth Churchill, Nova Ahmed

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computing organizations, Computing profession, Women

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Stories from an autodidact

What does it mean to have a career that has been shaped by luck and learning? With no formal training in the software industry, the author shares a personal story of the ups, downs, and sometimes sideways moments in her career.

By Lisa Long

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computing profession

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The women bricoleurs of technology

Understanding the value of reaching from theory to practice by revisiting the contributions of women before us and our assumptions about how we create valuable impact for the future.

By Deborah Schultz

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computing profession, Historical people, Women, World Wide Web

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Man on the moon (1969), women on the web (1991 and still going strong)

Whatever you do in your life, you can bring it all together to find your place. This is a story about the twists and turns of life---from architecture to HCI.

By Jeni Paay

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computing education, Computing profession, Human computer interaction (HCI), Women

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Socializing the web

Though today we think of the web and social media as nearly synonymous, the technology of the early web made social interaction difficult. The author discusses her work creating some of the web's earliest social applications and asks why our interfaces for seeing and communicating with each other online are still so primitive.

By Judith Donath

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Collaborative and social computing, History of computing

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Music, industry, and researching your own hidden curriculum

Whether working in academia, industry, or entertainment building a career means navigating a variety of challenges. The authors revisit a number of lessons learned while building systems (or records), how to transfer those lessons to new domains, how to turn your research skills on what you haven't learned yet, and build an extra curriculum for yourself.

By Henriette Cramer, Avriel Epps-Darling

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: General and reference, History of computing, Model curricula, Performing arts

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The shape of our feminisms

Understanding agency and empowerment outside the Global North.

By Maryam Mustafa

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Cultural characteristics, Human computer interaction (HCI), Women

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HCI education of choice

This article is from the perspective of an Egyptian HCI educator who explores "designing" inclusive designers, and how decolonial thinking can address inclusion in HCI education as one possible critical lens.

By Shaimaa Lazem

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computing education, Cultural characteristics, Human computer interaction (HCI)

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Digital development in a remote paradise

International exposure impacts your views on technology, design, consumption, and adoption, and sometimes technology is not even the direct solution. Building a digital ecosystem entails the right policy mix to support the expansion of mobile broadband coupled with complementary policies to boost affordability and digital skills for underserved groups.

By Jimena Luna

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Broadband access, Electronic commerce, Geographic characteristics

SECTION: Profile

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Josh Vekhter

By Sepideh Maleki

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computer graphics, Computing education programs, Mesh geometry models

DEPARTMENT: Back

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The gender digital divide

By Kun Jin

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Men, Women

DEPARTMENT: Hello world

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Predictive analytics

By Jayati Dev

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Data analytics, General programming languages