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I’m Missing

I’ve been browsing the SIGCSE 2018 proceedings (which for once I was able to read legally), and as I wrote last week, I’m repeatedly struck by my own absence...
February 27, 2018

Teaching Programming in the Wild

Back in 2007, Jorge Aranda published a paper called “Requirements in the Wild”. It won an award for “most innovative paper” because it was the first one in t...
February 18, 2018

‘Analyze This!’ for CS Education

Back in 2013, Andy Begel and Tom Zimmermann at Microsoft Research asked software engineers to find out what questions they wanted software engineering resear...
February 14, 2018

Workshop Benefits

Last September, Feldon et al wrote a paper titled “Null effects of boot camps and short-format training for PhD students in life sciences” that seemed to say...
February 13, 2018

More Dagstuhl

Following up on my previous post about the recent Dagstuhl meeting on programming language design, I had a look at the slides. There is some awesome stuff he...
February 12, 2018