David Alan Grier and Erin Dian Dumbacher

Forward Slash

Forward Slash is a monthly column that incorporates a multimedia format to profile the lives, trials, and accomplishments of the rising generation of computing professionals, describing the challenges they face and the character they draw upon to do their daily work.

David Alan Grier,  an associate professor of international science and technology policy at George Washington University, is a Fellow of IEEE and the author of the forthcoming book The Company We Keep. Contact him at grier@gwu.edu or on Twitter @dagrier.

Erin Dian Dumbacher is an associate director of research at the Government Executive Media Group, a division of Atlantic Media. Contact her at erin.dumbacher@fulbrightmail.org or on Twitter @erin_dian.

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The New Internationalists

We start with the observation that computing seems to be an international career and that internationalism seems to pull on new professionals.  Behind that internationalism is the realization that we are involved in social endeavor and again our current sense of social enterprise tries to flip the motto, “don’t be evil,” and aim to make good.

From Computer's February 2012 issue.

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