Professional Development Committee

The ACM Professional Development Committee (PDC) is a standing committee of the ACM Practitioner Board (PB). It serves to provide tools for lifelong learning, ethical conduct and professionalism for computing professionals and generally support the professional development and professionalism needs of all ACM members, with particular emphasis on the PD needs of practitioners.

Members

  • Eve Andersson (Chair)
  • Susan Elizabeth Black
  • Juan Miguel De Joya
  • Don Gotterbarn 
  • Scott Hanselman 
  • Dominic Holt  
  • Stephen Ibaraki  
  • Bradley Jensen 
  • Srikantan Moorthy 
  • Dave P O'Leary 
  • Will Tracz
  • Sophie Watson   
 

Documents

 

ACM Case Studies

Written by leading domain experts for software engineers, ACM Case Studies provide an in-depth look at how software teams overcome specific challenges by implementing new technologies, adopting new practices, or a combination of both. Often through first-hand accounts, these pieces explore what the challenges were, the tools and techniques that were used to combat them, and the solution that was achieved.

The DevOps Phenomenon

ACM Queue’s “Research for Practice” serves up expert-curated guides to the best of computing research, and relates these breakthroughs to the challenges that software engineers face every day. This installment, “The DevOps Phenomenon” by Anna Wiedemann, Nicole Forsgren, Manuel Wiesche, Heiko Gewald and Helmut Krcmar, gives an overview of stories from across the industry about software organizations overcoming early hurdles of adopting DevOps practices, and coming out on the other side with tighter integration between software and operations teams, faster delivery times for new software features, and achieving higher levels of stability.

Why I Belong to ACM

Hear from Bryan Cantrill, vice president of engineering at Joyent, Ben Fried chief information officer at Google, and Theo Schlossnagle, OmniTI founder on why they are members of ACM.