About the report: Our handbook, Collective Equity: A Handbook for Designing and Evaluating Grant-Funded Positions (PDF) was produced as the second outcome of the Labor Forum. Building from our white paper and conversations at the second forum, the initial two documents in the handbook are concrete recommendations for changed practice. The handbook and individual PDF…

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From the report: Why should students learn computer science? For creativity? Jobs? Justice? Innovation? The answers to this question shape what computer science education (CSed) looks like in practice. A new CSforALL publication explores how the rationales, values, and intended impacts people have for CSEd are linked to their choices for design and implementation of learning experiences….

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From the report: In this post, we will look back on the 20 years of R with a bit of history and 3 interesting perspectives – how much faster did R get over the years, how many R packages were being released since 2000 and how did the number of package downloads grow. Read the…

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From the report: I was excitedly awaiting my first ELI Annual Meeting on Sunday afternoon when I received the disappointing news that it was called off. Due to growing concerns over COVID-19, the conference organizers made the difficult decision tocancel the meeting. Although an appropriate decision, many presenters, like me, were left with many hours…

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About the report: On Friday, September 20, 2019, the Library of Congress hosted the Machine Learning + Libraries Summit. This one-day conference convened 75 cultural heritage professionals (roughly 50 from outside the Library of Congress and 25 staff from within) to discuss the on-the-ground applications of machine learning technologies in libraries, museums, and universities. Hosting…

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