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Ellen Spertus
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We're looking for someone to teach an upper-division computer science elective at Mills College in Oakland this fall. Prior college-level teaching experience is strongly desired. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, AI, Databases, Game Development, HCI, and QA. Contact me immediately (spertus@mills.edu) if interested or if you have someone to recommend.
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This is what has always irked me most. That the world as a whole is getting so much better, while we are distracted and fighting here to keep forward progress.

President Trump rode this gloom to the White House. The idea “Make America Great Again” professes a nostalgia for a lost Eden. But really? If that was, say, the 1950s, the U.S. also had segregation, polio and bans on interracial marriage, gay sex and birth control. Most of the world lived under dictatorships, two-thirds of parents had a child die before age 5, and it was a time of nuclear standoffs, of pea soup smog, of frequent wars, of stifling limits on women and of the worst famine in history.

What moment in history would you prefer to live in?

F. Scott Fitzgerald said the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two contradictory thoughts at the same time. I suggest these: The world is registering important progress, but it also faces mortal threats. The first belief should empower us to act on the second.

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Tech Intersections is an affordable new conference for underrepresented women of color in tech, which will take place in Oakland, California, on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Confirmed speakers include Erica Baker, Idalin Bobe', and Leah McGowen-Hare. If you are an eligible woman or genderqueer/nonbinary individual, please consider submitting a proposal before the October 31 deadline. Please also help us spread the word.

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The Computer Science Educators Stack Exchange is now in public beta, which means anyone can see the questions and answers. I encourage you to take part. Answers have been very high quality, and more questions are needed for the beta to succeed and the site to become permanent. https://cseducators.stackexchange.com/

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There's a new Stack Exchange beta for CS Educators. If more people don't take part in it, the site will be eliminated. Please take a look and spread the news. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/92460/computer-science-educators/visit

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There's a new Stack Exchange beta for CS Educators. If more people don't take part in it, the site will be eliminated. Please take a look at spread the news. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/92460/computer-science-educators/visit +Shriram Krishnamurthi
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There's a new Stack Exchange beta for CS Educators. If more people don't take part in it, the site will be eliminated. Please take a look at spread the news. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/92460/computer-science-educators/visit
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