ACM's past fiscal year included several initiatives focused on the health of the field. New curricula were introduced to prepare next generations of computing professionals for employment in the global workplace of the future. ACM also released a revitalized Code of Ethics that fortifies our leading role in articulating what it means to be a computing professional. ACM has also formed several key partnerships that will foster new collaborations and allow us to share our rich and extensive resources. Learn more about ACM's activities, including those of the Europe, India and China Councils, in the Annual Report.
ACM's celebration of 50 years of the Turing Award culminated with a conference June 23 and 24, 2017 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. Keynote talks and panel discussions highlighted the significant impact of the contributions of the Turing Laureates on computing and society, as well as looking ahead to the future of technology and innovation. You can watch videos of these historic presentations here.
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ACM annually celebrates the legacy of pioneering programmer Ada Lovelace with a month-long series featuring women who have contributed groundbreaking innovations and dedicated service to the computing profession. To mark Ada's birthday (which in 2018 was observed on October 9) ACM recognizes the women who have made historic advances in the field and who are mentoring tomorrow's computing pioneers. Visit the Ada Day page to learn more about women whom ACM has honored with our series of prestigious awards.
In her blog post for Computer Weekly's WITsend blog, ACM President Vicki Hanson discusses ACM's all-female leadership team, how diversity is helping to redefine what a computing professional is, and how the digital world is expanding career opportunities for non-technical people. "While most will not become expert, basic skills will be required for them to be effective in their careers and to deal with the myriad of online offerings for communication, entertainment, retail, and government services," she says.
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