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The Diversity and Inclusion Task Force presents Excellence in STEM, with Dr. Patricia Ordóñez Franco, Associate Professor, Department of Information System at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Ordóñez Franco exemplifies the perfect balance of knowledge and passion. In this interview, she shares her experience as a Latina in…
By IEEE Computer Society Team
The Diversity and Inclusion Task Force presents Excellence in STEM, with Nery Antonio Chapetón-Lamas, instructional faculty in Computer Science at MiraCosta Community College in Oceanside, California. Professor Chapetón-Lamas shares how connecting with Latinx colleagues outside of STEM helped him become a better computer scientist, faculty, and person. Keep reading to…
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The Diversity and Inclusion Task Force presents Excellence in STEM, with Brianna Posadas, Assistant Professor in the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech. Dr. Posadas shares how her upbringing inspired her career path and work ethic. Keep reading to learn more about Dr. Posadas being the first…
By Jenny Han
It’s not every day that new programming languages arise. Most of the time, we talk about a set group of languages that every programmer knows and that everyone acknowledges as being the standard. However, there are additions along the way, and it is important for you to remember not to…
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The Diversity and Inclusion Task Force presents Excellence in STEM, with Juan Machado, IT Associate Director of Infrastructure and Security at the University of Georgia. In this interview, Juan shares his experience overcoming doubts and mistrust of his credentials in the United States as a computing professional educated in Colombia.…
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The Diversity and Inclusion Task Force presents Excellence in STEM, with Sebastian Echeverria, Senior Software Engineer at Carnegie Mellon University. In this interview, Sebastian shares what attracted him to software engineering. He also offers advice for those who aren’t native English speakers and feel afraid of making a mistake while…
By Hazel Raoult
Almost every customer that contacts a company for customer support has encountered or had an interaction with a chatbot. Chatbots are automated chat tools that simulate conversations with users to provide them with certain information. They have a track record for significantly helping companies automate their basic support and have…
By Yauhen Zaremba
Finding bugs on your website or in your products can be a major headache. Chances are, if you do come across a bug, you want it fixed as quickly as possible. That’s why writing effective bug reports is crucial. A bug report tells your developer everything they need to know…
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The Diversity and Inclusion Task Force presents Excellence in STEM, with Dr. Grace Lewis, Principal Researcher at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI). In this interview, Dr. Lewis shares her challenges coming to the United States from Colombia to pursue her graduate education, and being expected to prove that…
By Harikrishna Kundariya
The digital industry has witnessed a plethora of transformations recently. These changes have disrupted the technological world at various levels, whether through the interaction of artificial intelligence and machine learning or the shift from native app development to cross-platform app development. That’s why market demands and customer expectations are changing…
By Vasudeva Devapura Venkatachala Rao
With the rapid pace of change in the IT industry, knowledge is the most valuable currency. For IT professionals to compete and succeed, they need to invest time in continuous learning. In addition to improving skill sets, boosting confidence in capabilities, and preparing professionals for change, ongoing career development benefits…
By IEEE Computer Society Team
CLAIM 50% OFF MEMBERSHIP Whether you’re mentoring an undergraduate student or learning algorithms and data structures, take a break and join a community of like-minded students who share similar goals and challenges. Becoming a member of the IEEE Computer Society means you gain access to a network of peers, mentors,…
By Yauhen Zaremba
What are the pros and cons of Ruby on Rails? Well, as with anything, it’s a mixed bag. Ruby on Rails is a popular web development framework. It was launched in 2004 to make development easier, sleeker, and faster. Since then, it’s become a classic. Today, it’s often regarded as…
By Larry Alton
Improving the productivity of your software development team can be a difficult task. After all, it’s not easy to keep track of everything your team is doing and ensure they are all working on important projects for your company. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help boost productivity…
By Rebecca Willis
Network devices with embedded information systems can be found at every turn. This means there is a growing need for IoT developers to create them. What skills does an aspiring IoT developer need to gain a foothold in the IoT industry?   What is Necessary to Know for IoT Developers…
By Pohan Lin
It’s easier now than ever before for ideas to spread around the world, including through fact-based communities like the one inhabited by data scientists. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that every data science “fact” we hear is actually truthful. In fact, some commonly known “facts” are little more than hearsay,…
By IEEE Computer Society Team
In the complex world of technology, most industry professionals emphasize hard skills like certifications, education, knowledge, project experience, and real-life application. Soft skills are often overlooked, but they are the main drivers behind career advancement and professional development. Soft skills are traits like empathy, adaptability, creativity, teamwork, self-awareness, leadership, resilience,…
By Anna Johannson
Women comprise around 40% of the STEM workforce worldwide, according to UNICEF. It adds that women happen to be well represented in health, but are underrepresented in technology and engineering jobs. It’s no secret that many girls and young women give the STEM field a pass altogether. One main reason…
By Jessica Day
Community is crucial to developers doing their jobs well. 79.48% of professional developers claim to use the public platform Stack Overflow to help them solve problems with their work, while 46.2% contact co-workers or friends in the same industry. Whether internal or global, these communities and connections unite programmers and…
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The Diversity and Inclusion Task Force presents Pride in STEM, with Dr. Bruno Lopes Vieira, Professor at Universidade Federal Fluminense (IC/UFF) and researcher at FR∀M∃ Lab. In this interview, Dr. Lopes Vieira states that respect is non-negotiable. At the start of his career, comments were passed off as jokes. It’s…
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