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Superhero Secret Identities Aren't Possible with Today's Computing Technologies
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Superhero Secret Identities Aren't Possible with Today's Computing Technologies

In comic books, most superheroes have a secret identity, usually to protect their friends and family from retribution. However, today’s computer technology would...

Common Mistakes When Building BI Dashboards
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Common Mistakes When Building BI Dashboards

Business Intelligence is not only about reporting; you should be telling a story through data.

How to Teach Mathematical Disciplines for IT Specialties
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How to Teach Mathematical Disciplines for IT Specialties

Revision of the foundations of teaching mathematics for IT specialties is needed.

Log4j and the Thankless High-Risk Task of Managing Software Component Upgrades
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Log4j and the Thankless High-Risk Task of Managing Software Component Upgrades

Managing included versions of third-party software components too often puts developers in no-win situations.

Essentials of BI Dashboards
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Essentials of BI Dashboards

A well-designed dashboard is everyone's dream come true.

Anti-Racist Computing Education: No More Excuses
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Anti-Racist Computing Education: No More Excuses

On this #MLKDay, a list of resources to help center racial equity and justice in CS classrooms and a reminder that the CS Education community must make good on...

Software Stories: Legal Trouble
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Software Stories: Legal Trouble

Legal troubles represent another collection of potential pitfalls where developers often find themselves unprepared. 

Changes in the Technion's Teaching Strategies During the Pandemic
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Changes in the Technion's Teaching Strategies During the Pandemic

This post describes three significant changes that took place during the pandemic in the instructional strategies at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology...

Cultivating Habits: -1 +2 for Researchers
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Cultivating Habits: -1 +2 for Researchers

The New Year is stereotypically the time when we resolve to start some good habits and get rid of some of the bad.

Finding a Path to CS for All: How Many U.S. High School Students Have Taken CS?
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Finding a Path to CS for All: How Many U.S. High School Students Have Taken CS?

How do we measure progress towards CS for All?

Framing the Description of the Shrinking Pipeline
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Framing the Description of the Shrinking Pipeline

The shrinking pipeline refers to the low percentages of women earning computer science academic degrees and holding faculty positions.

Original Roman Pocket Calculators are Extremely Rare
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Original Roman Pocket Calculators are Extremely Rare

As far as we know, only three or four original specimens of the Roman hand abacus have survived.

Experiencing Loops in Time
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Experiencing Loops in Time

We don't experience program loops as blocks, started over, because time is one-way.

Computational Thinking: The Discussion Continues
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Computational Thinking: The Discussion Continues

Perspectives on computational thinking.

AI Education for Teens: Lifting the Hood on Data and Machine Learning
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AI Education for Teens: Lifting the Hood on Data and Machine Learning

What are key ideas and intuitions foundational to AI that AI education in secondary schools should target? This blog post describes our approach to teaching AI...

Publishing, The Choice and The Luck
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Publishing, The Choice and The Luck

Selecting publishing targets is a process with no simple solutions.

Major Investments in U.S. CS Education on the Long Road to CS for All
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Major Investments in U.S. CS Education on the Long Road to CS for All

The 2021 CSEdCon featured big investments in growing Computer Science Education in the U.S.

How to Reduce the Carbon Emissions of Your Website
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How to Reduce the Carbon Emissions of Your Website

We can control our online ecological impact.

Safe AI in Education Needs You
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Safe AI in Education Needs You

Artificial intelligence is coming to your learners and will raise challenging issues that need experts like you. Learn how you can get involved in AI and Educational...

What Should be Done About Facebook?
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What Should be Done About Facebook?

The recent release of the Facebook papers by a whistleblower has confirmed that leaders at the company have long known about problems facilitated by their social...
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