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Susan M. Zvacek is an independent consultant, speaker, and teacher, focused on cultivating learning-centered teaching in higher education. Her background includes keynote addresses and workshops in the Czech Republic, Austria, Costa Rica, Estonia, Slovakia, Cyprus, England, Portugal, China, Germany, and the United States. Susan has 25+ years of experience in higher education including teaching, curriculum design, faculty development, and administration. She is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and co-author of two books, as well as many articles on topics such as course design, remote labs, and higher-order thinking.
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.
Paul V. Mockapetris is Chief Scientist at ThreatSTOP Inc., a cloud-based network security company. In 1983, while at the Information Science Institute of the University of Southern California, he invented the Domain Name System (DNS) for the internet. Mockapetris has continued to contribute to the development of the DNS and the internet through various roles in research and industry, and he received the 2019 ACM Software System Award for development of the DNS.
Rob Parke is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Southern California in the Information Technology program, where he has established the Connected Devices and Making minor degree program. He is the Program Chair for this year’s ACM Richard A. Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing. Parke’s interests lie in inclusive teaching practices, and he has been active in issues of equity at USC. “Technology can only serve and benefit all people when it is made by and reflective of all people.”
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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.
2019-2020 Ambassadors for ACM Grand Prize Recipients
ACM congratulates Divya B, an associate professor at Vimal Jyothi Engineering College, who won the 2019-2020 Ambassadors for ACM Grand Prize, an Apple Homepod. Winning the 2nd Grand Prize (a Fitbit Surge) was Naveen B. Jacob, a student at Federal Institute of Science and Technology and frontend developer at the Center for Cyber Innovation.
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 keeps ACM moving: organizing conferences, editing journals, reviewing papers and participating on boards and committees, to name a few. Find out all the ways that you can volunteer with ACM.
ACM offers lifelong learning resources including online books from O'Reilly, online courses from Skillsoft, TechTalks on the hottest topics in computing and IT, and more.