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Steve D. Benford is Professor of Collaborative Computing at the Mixed Reality Laboratory at the University of Nottingham. A member of the CHI Academy, he researches creative and cultural applications of computing, from interactive art to mainstream entertainment, with a particular focus on new interaction techniques.
The ACM Student Research Competition, sponsored by Microsoft, is an internationally recognized venue enabling undergraduate and graduate students to experience the research world, share research results and exchange ideas, rub shoulders with academic and industry luminaries, understand the practical applications of their research and gain recognition.
Nicole Forsgren is a DevOps expert and CEO and Chief Scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA), a firm that conducts research and advises Fortune 50 companies, startups and government agencies. She is a member of the ACM Queue Editorial Board. “DevOps is…a cultural movement, wherein groups with traditionally very different goals come together to learn from one another with empathy. We do better when we hear from those with diverse backgrounds.”
Qiang Yang is Chair Professor and former Head of Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is president of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. An ACM Fellow, Yang is founding editor of ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology. “[F]ind someone outside your field, say your grandmother, and tell them what you are planning to work on. If you can excite these other people, you are more likely to have selected a good topic.”
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.
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You can use your technical skills for social good and offer volunteer support on software development projects to organizations who could not otherwise afford it. SocialCoder connects volunteer programmers/software developers with registered charities and helps match them to suitable projects based on their skills, experience, and the causes they care about. Learn more about ACM’s new partnership with SocialCoder, and how you can get involved.
ACM has launched a local events initiative in several major US cities to help computer professionals like you build personal networks of smart technical people nearby. You can share work experiences and insight, discuss new research ideas and provide guidance in finding a job or launching a new venture.
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ACM offers complimentary materials for students and professionals interested in the computing field. These materials are available to educators and students for educational use.
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.
2017-2018 Ambassadors for ACM Grand Prize Recipient
ACM congratulates Jitendra Agrawal, a professor in the School of Information Technology, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, India, who won the 2017-2018 Ambassadors for ACM Grand Prize, an Apple Homepod. Winning the 2nd Grand Prize (a Fitbit Surge) was Esmeralda Jimenez Morales, a student at Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico.
The Distinguished Speakers Program (DSP) is one of ACM's most valued outreach programs, providing universities, corporations, event and conference planners, and local ACM chapters with direct access to top technology leaders and innovators from nearly every sector of the computing industry. ACM will cover the cost of transportation for the speaker to travel to your event.
Empower your staff, gain recruiting advantages and enjoy financial benefits. Become an ACM Preferred Employer, and your technical staff will enjoy all the benefits of ACM Professional Membership and access to the ACM Digital Library at a preferred rate.
ACM is a volunteer-led and member-driven organization. Everything ACM accomplishes is through the efforts of people like you. A wide range of activities keep ACM moving, including organizing conferences, editing journals, reviewing papers and participating on boards and committees, to name just a few. Find out all the ways that you can volunteer with ACM.
ACM offers lifelong learning resources including online books from Safari, online courses from Skillsoft, webinars on the hottest topics in computing and IT, and more.