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David Alan Grier

Impatient Minds

By David Alan Grier, IEEE Computer Society Past-President

Sometime soon, the new forms of software engineering will become old. Already, many of these methods are sliding toward middle age. Agile programming is almost 15 years old, as is Lean, Scrum, and Extreme Programming. The young programmers who pioneered these methods have started families, moved to nice neighborhoods, and become managers. Already, they are being challenged by younger software developers who want to know why Agile or Lean or Scrum is important and why they should learn the disciplines and the stories that these methods tell about technology.

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Software-Mediated Community Building

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Virtual communities take on many different forms — from the explicit, by-design communities that form discussion groups and forums to the implicit groups that develop organically in software development, online games, and the like. As technologies grow and change, easing some aspects of communication and neglecting others, these communities’ character and persistence can evolve and change, as well.

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Upcoming Conferences

6-8 Jul 2015: 2015 IEEE 14th International Conference on Cognitive Informatics & Cognitive Computing (ICCI*CC) , Beijing, China

10-14 Aug 2015: 2015 IEEE Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing Conference (UIC), Advanced and Trusted Comp. (ATC), Beijing, China

15-17 Aug 2015: 2015 10th International Conference on Communications and Networking in China, Shanghai, China

19-21 Aug 2015: International Conference on Big Data and Cloud Computing (BDCloud), Dalian, China

21-24 Sep 2015: International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, Xi'an, China

21 Oct 2015: 2015 IEEE Software Experts Summit (SES), Beijing, China

22-23 Oct 2015: 2015 IEEE Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, Beijing, China

27-30 Oct 2015: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, Hangzhou, China


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