Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

SIGSCE 2008
March 12-15, 2008 • Portland, Oregon, USA

"Diversity through Accessibility"


The 39th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education provides a diverse selection of technical sessions and opportunities for networking, learning and interaction. This symposium addresses problems common among educators working to develop, implement and/or evaluate computing programs, curricula, and courses. In addition, the symposium provides a forum for sharing new ideas for syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy, at all levels of instruction. Global and country specific perspectives and models of computing education are also encouraged.

Invited Speaker Presentations

Thursday, March 13

Friday, March 14

Saturday, March 15

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Ed Lazowska photo
Randy Pausch
Professor of Computer Science, HCI & Design
Carnegie Mellon University
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  • Marissa Mayer
    Vice President
    Search Products & User Experience
    Google
    Ed Lazowska
    Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering
    University of Washington
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  • Regarding the theme of the symposium ...

    "Diversity through Accessibility"

    Accessibility in this context applies to computer science education, and that means approaches to learning that include everyone, putting the typically disenfranchised (e.g., minorities, women, people with disabilities, non-Western cultures) on equal footing with the "enfranchised." In this way, accessible computing education results in a more complete, more diverse, and more successful population of future computer science professionals. Themes are all about vision, and this one is pretty grand, at least in our opinion.

    Susan and J.D., Symposium Co-Chairs

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