Super Storm Sandy (for various reasons I believe it was not technically a hurricane when it reached me) came and went last week. I was lucky and we only lost power for a total of two hours. Days later many are still without power and New York City was hit amazingly hard. Where ever you are I hope you are safe and that the weather was not too hard on you. My first link is actually related to the storm.
Laura Blankenship wrote the post I was thinking about writing after the storm. How computing helps during a crisis.
Laura also wrote Projects for girls about how she creates and manages programming projects at the all-girls school where she teachers. Good stuff!
Teaching Programming To A Highly Motivated Beginner is an interesting post at the blog@CACM under Communications of the ACM
Where's the Plan? is a thought provoking post by Doug Peterson (
@DougPete) about an experiment run by the One Laptop Per Child program. I think Doug and I will both have more to say about this one soon.
The new Liberal Arts must include computing according to this article at Inside Higher Ed. I agree!
Nice video from NCIS star Pauley Perrett on why we need more women in STEM fields.
Rebooting Recruiting to Get More Women in Computer Science: mark Guzdial highlights some points from Rebooting Recruiting to Get More Women in Computer Science – Diversity in Academe – The Chronicle of Higher Education.