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Tune in to podcast interviews with global leaders in computing and IT. Learn more about relevant ACM publications, conferences, job and career resources, networking opportunities, and other ways to get the most out of your ACM membership.
Communications of the ACM, ACM’s flagship publication, covers the latest discoveries, innovations, and research that are shaping the computing field. Delivered in print each month to ACM professional members, Communications brings readers in-depth stories of emerging areas of computer science, new trends in IT, and practical research applications.
ACM’s magazine written by and for practitioners is now available in mobile and desktop digital editions, and provides access to Queue content in convenient, on-the-go formats. Now it’s easier than ever to benefit from Queue’s unique perspectives on how current and emerging technologies are being applied in the field.
Tune in as the leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs advancing computing as a science and a profession discuss their background, experience, and career highlights, all while providing invaluable insights and lessons learned for future computing professionals in this ongoing series of exclusive interviews conducted by Stephen Ibaraki, Co-Chair of the ACM Practitioners Board.
In summer 2017, ACM held the 1st ACM summer school on Data Science in Athens, Greece. View archived videos (via the ACM Digital Library) and download lecture materials from top scientists around the world on the subject of data science, including classes on social network analytics, data and ethics, and much more.
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. The latest installment covers Hootsuite, the most widely used SaaS (software as a service) platform for managing social media. In a roundtable discussion, Jonas Bonér, CTO of Lightbend; Terry Coatta, CTO of Marine Learning Systems; and Hootsuite developers Edward Steel, Yanik Berube, and Ken Britton talk about how Scala and Lightbend (which offers a reactive application development platform) were an essential part of a successful transition.
Have you always wondered how you can improve your writing and communicate more effectively? Ubiquity, ACM's online magazine of critical analysis and in-depth commentary, offers Communication Corner, a monthy feature by Philip Yaffe, retired Wall Street Journal reporter and Ubiquity editorial board member. Each installment includes an essay on a fundamental aspect of effective writing or speaking; an exercise to help you practice writing on the topic being discussed; and an invitation to submit your exercise for possible critique.
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’s Future of Computing Academy is launching a new podcast series, Computing Across Disciplines. In a series of interviews, researchers and thinkers who are pushing the boundaries of what it means to do computing research share their experiences, the lessons they’ve learned, and their own vision for the future of computing. FCA member and interdisciplinary working group co-chair Andrew Miller hosts a different guest each month.
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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.
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.