Monday, January 7, 2008

As the new year begins ...

... so we on the SIGCSE 2008 steering committee get ready for such landmark events as the opening of conference registration, our first CS 4 Fun Kids' Camp onsite, more news about our keynotes (e.g., Randy Pausch will appear briefly in the next Star Trek Movie), ...

Some news stories for those interested in computing education and in our theme(s) -- it has been reported that the NSF Launches Mentoring Program for Minority Students via the EL Alliance at Rice University; more information available here.

Also, THE Journal has a quick story about Scratch -- I should try this application, I have seen a few talks at past SIGCSEs, and I'd like to compare it to the other applications like media computation and Alice.

Stay tuned for more news, and please check the website as well for details about the Symposium and about Portland -- I just like the included photo with the Oregon Convention Center in the foreground.

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