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Listen to ACM ByteCast!

ACM ByteCast is a podcast series from ACM’s Practitioner Board in which hosts Rashmi Mohan, Bruke Kifle, and Scott Hanselman interview researchers, practitioners, and innovators who are at the intersection of computing research and practice. In each monthly episode, guests will share their experiences, the lessons they’ve learned, and their own visions for the future of computing.

In this episode of ACM ByteCast, Rashmi Mohan hosts Nuria Oliver, Chief Scientific Adviser in Data Science at the Vodafone Institute, Chief Data Scientist at Data-Pop Alliance, and Scientific Director and Co-Founder of ELLIS (the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems), and Director of the ELLIS Alicante Foundation (the Institute of Humanity-centric AI).  Recently, she co-led the winning team of the XPRIZE Pandemic Response Challenge, ValenciaIA4COVID.

Diversity Training That Generates Real Change: Inclusive Approaches That Benefit Individuals, Business, and Society

This complete guide to effective, transformative diversity training provides an answer to the superficial, check-the-box DEI efforts that are undermining the entire field. Effective diversity training involves behavioral change based on adult learning theory. It is rigorous, deeply personal, experience based, and, if done well, life changing. This book offers a complete guide, from design to implementation to results.

Featured book: Diversity Training That Generates Real Change: Inclusive Approaches That Benefit Individuals, Business, and Society

Core DevOps Skills: Continuous Principles

From the moment a developer has finished their keystrokes to the moment that an end user encounters that software, every piece of software has a journey it must go through. The DevOps pipeline is used to automate and facilitate the steps of that journey. In this course, learn what a DevOps pipeline is and how automation relates to it.

Featured course: Core DevOps Skills: Continuous Principles

Pluralsight Custom Library Now Available

We are happy to announce that ACM Members now have access to ACM’s latest member benefit for lifelong learning: the award-winning Pluralsight platform. You can access ACM’s custom collection of more than 2,000 courses, skill assessments, learning paths, and certification exam prep in the ACM Learning Center. While efforts were made to cover the most in-demand technical skills, frameworks, and certifications, new content will be rotated periodically to insurance currency and breadth of coverage. And, sometime in 2023, we expect to add content from A Cloud Guru, the world's largest hands-on cloud learning library.

Learning Resource: DevOps Engineering

In this lab, you will perform DevOps Engineer tasks such as identifying appropriate release management roles given tasks and identifying automation opportunities, categorize software deployment as structural, computational, or organizational complexity. You will also identify scenarios that will benefit from improving lead time, cycle tie, team velocity, or open/close rate.

Featured Learning Resource: DevOps Engineering

Skillsoft’s Percipio Platform is Now Available

Skillsoft’s new Percipio platform is now available to ACM members. Percipio includes all the content you already enjoy in the current Skillport platform, as well as skill benchmarks, course assessments, practice labs, coding labs, cloud labs, and more. While the same books and courses from Skillport will be in Percipio, make sure to complete any Skilport training you have in progress , especially courses, by September 30, 2022, as we cannot automatically transfer your progress to Percipio. You can also add any book(s) you are currently reading in Skillport to your Percipio bookshelf. Skillport will no longer be accessible after September 30.

The Evolution of Accessibility

Register now for the next free ACM TechTalk, "The Evolution of Accessibility," presented on Monday, September 26 at 2:00 PM ET/18:00 UTC by Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer at Microsoft. Eve Andersson, Senior Director of Product Inclusion, Equity, and Accessibility at Google , will moderate the questions and answers session following the talk. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.

Seismic Shifts: Challenges and Opportunities in the 'Post-ISA' Era of Computer Systems Design

View the recent ACM TechTalk, "Seismic Shifts: Challenges and Opportunities in the 'Post-ISA' Era of Computer Systems Design", presented by Margaret Martonosi,  the Hugh Trumbull Adams '35 Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University.  Will Tracz, former chair of ACM SIGSOFT and member of the ACM Professional Development Committee, moderated the questions and answers session following the talk. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.

Secure Computation in Practice

View the recent ACM TechTalk, "Secure Computation in Practice"," presented by Raluca Ada Popa, Robert E. and Beverly A. Brooks Associate Professor at UC Berkeley and recipient of the 2021 ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award. Natacha Crooks, Associate Professor at UC Berkeley, moderated the questions and answers session following the talk. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.

 

The Past, Present, and Future of Supply Chain Security

View the recent for the for the next free ACM TechTalk, "The Past, Present, and Future of Supply Chain Security," presented by Dan Lorenc, CEO of Chainguard. Maya Kaczorowski, Product Manager at Tailscale, moderated the questions and answers session following the talk. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page

Discover the Latest "Selects," Shortlists of Learning Resources Curated by Experts

ACM Selects are themed shortlists curated by subject matter experts for both serious and emerging computing professionals, with the goal of providing new ways to discover relevant resources. The latest Selects covers "Getting Started With Internet Of Things: Computing And Communication", which offers a set of articles describing and motivating the IoT, and deep dives into the major aspects of IoT such as communication protocols, edge-to-cloud continuum, AI and data analytics, and security/privacy. You can find part two of this Selects here. Please visit our archive of Selects on a variety of subjects which is available here.

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.

ACM Distinguished Speakers Program

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.