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Technical Perspective

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:00

A Large-scale Comparative Study of Beta Testers and Regular Users

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:00
Beta testers should represent a future product's target users as much as possible.

Technical Perspective: Designing Algorithms and the Fairness Criteria They Should Satisfy

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:00

"Which Is the Fairest (Rent Division) of Them All?" focuses on the problem of rent division, and stands out in the variety of techniques applied to arrive at a solution.

Achieving Gender Equity

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:00

Why, with so much sustained effort by so many individuals and organizations, is progress toward gender equity so slow?

The Follower Factory

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 13:41

The real Jessica Rychly is a Minnesota teenager with a broad smile and wavy hair. She likes reading and the rapper Post Malone.

How Programmers Learn to Code

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 13:04

Most coders' programming skills are self-taught, and more than a quarter of  surveyed developers wrote their first piece of code before they were 16 years old.

U.S. Leads but China Gains in NSF 2018 S&E Indicators Report

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 13:04

The U.S. National Science Foundation's Science and Engineering Indicators 2018 report found the U.S. still leads in science and engineering worldwide, although China is advancing.

Google Expands Howard West to Train More Black Coders

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:18

Howard University and Google with expand their Howard West academic partnership to cover the full academic year beginning fall 2018, boosting the three-month pilot program that occurred last summer at Google's Silicon Valley headquarters.