The President's Discussion Corner
CS President David Alan Grier discusses how membership in the IEEE Computer Society doesn't just mean access to conferences, standards, the Digital Library, the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge, and subscriptions to the cutting-edge technical content in the Society's publications. It's also an investment in your career as a computing professional that makes you a part of a community committed to the advancement of technology for humanity.
David Alan Grier discusses how two forces affect every organization in general and the IEEE Computer Society in particular: the forces of unification and diversity. He shows how those forces diverge and intersect while describing how participants in an IEEE Computer Society conference in Cambridge, Mass., used electronic conference tools to stay engaged while the city was on lockdown during the manhunt for the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing.