Inside the Computer Society

Angela Burgess, Executive Director of the IEEE Computer SocietyInside the CS highlights the work of the CS from the point of view of the professional staff. I blog to make our programs more visible, build awareness and encourage participation. Check back for postings about how to use your CS benefits, member and customer feedback, new initiatives, and opportunities for involvement.
     — Angela Burgess, Executive Director

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Welcome to the first installment of Inside the CS. I hope I can make the work of the IEEE Computer Society more transparent so that you can get the most out of it, whether you are a member or someone who uses our products & services on occasion. As I approach my 25th anniversary as a CS employee, this is a great opportunity for me to share with you just how proud I am of this organization and its volunteers and staff. I won’t even try to estimate how many volunteers I have worked with over the years, but I do know that they share some common traits. Without fail, our volunteers are hard-working, quality-conscious, passionate about technology, and generous of their time and talents. They are also very busy, so the professional staff is here to help channel this passion into products and services that help advance the field of computing. One of the reasons I love working here is the strong staff-volunteer partnership. Sure, we all have our days, but here at the CS the default operating principle is that the staff and volunteers all work together to make the CS what it is. In the months ahead, I plan to share some stories about how we do that – and how you can join in. I’ll also try to help you get the most out of your association with the CS. If there is a particular question you have about how the CS works, please drop me a line and I will follow up.

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