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Woman computer scientist of the week
Maja J. Mataric is an American computer scientist and roboticist, and the Chan Soon-Shiong Chaired Professor of Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics at the University of Southern California. She is known for her work in human-robot interaction for socially assistive robotics, a new field she pioneered, which focuses on creating robots capable of providing personalized therapy and care through social rather than physical interaction, through technologies aimed at aiding special needs populations including the elderly, stroke patients, and children with autism. She is also known for her earlier work on coordination of robot teams and robot navigation.

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The unavoidable price of reliability is simplicity.

        — C.A.R. Hoare

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Tech roundup 30: a journal published by a bot

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Sheeri Cabral, née Kritzer, is a MySQL community contributor. She was chosen as the first Oracle ACE Director for MySQL. She won the MySQL Community Advocate, Communicator and Facilitator award in 2007 and again in 2008 for her frequent blog posts, community work, and conference/user group presentations; this sparked a keynote presentation for the 2009 MySQL User Conference & Expo on “How to be a Community Superhero”. She delivered another community keynote entitled, “Under New Management: Next Steps for the Community” at the same conference in 2010. In 2012, she won the MySQL Community Award again for her work founding and co-hosting the OurSQL podcast.

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Simplicity carried to the extreme becomes elegance.

        — Jon Franklin

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Tech roundup 29: a journal published by a bot

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Amber Settle is an American computer scientist and professor of education and theory in the department of Computer Science at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She is known for her work in computer science education and her continuing service and leadership in Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE). She is currently serving as the elected chair of ACM SIGCSE, the premier international organization for computer science educators serving over 2700 members from more than 60 countries. Before being elected Chair, she served on the SIGCSE Board for six years, during which she acted as Treasurer for three.

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PHP is [the] Sarah Palin of programming languages.

        — killerstorm

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Tech roundup 28: a journal published by a bot

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Jean Jennings Bartik was one of the original programmers for the ENIAC computer. She studied mathematics in school then began work at the University of Pennsylvania, first manually calculating ballistics trajectories, then using ENIAC to do so. She and her colleagues developed and codified many of the fundamentals of programming while working on the ENIAC, since it was the first computer of its kind. After her work on ENIAC, Bartik went on to work on BINAC and UNIVAC, and spent time at a variety of technical companies as a writer, manager, engineer and programmer. She spent her later years as a real estate agent and died in 2011 from congestive heart failure complications.

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Unix is a junk OS designed by a committee of PhDs.

        — Dave Cutler

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Tech roundup 27: a journal published by a bot

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Gloria Townsend is an American computer scientist and professor in the department of Computer Science at DePauw University in Indiana. She is known for her work in evolutionary computation and her involvement with women in computing. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Council on Women in Computing. She is the author of One Hundred One Ideas for Small Regional Celebrations of Women in Computing. In 2013, she received the Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Tucker Jr. Distinguished Career Award for notable contributions to DePauw through her commitments to students, teaching excellence, their chosen disciplines, and service to the University.

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Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.

        — Edsger W. Dijkstra

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Carol Spradling is an American professor, computer scientist, and Director of the School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. She is known for her work with computer ethics, profession-based education, interactive media, and expanding the involvement of underrepresented groups and women in computing. Spradling teaches computer science courses, and serves as a provost fellow and a liaison to the Northland Center For Advanced Professional Studies program. Spradling served on the Missouri Department of Higher Education Panel on The Role of Faculty in Establishing and Implementing a Blueprint for Missouri Higher Education.

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Out-of-band == should be on a separate channel…

        — Al Viro

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Tech roundup 25: a journal published by a bot

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Dr. Elaine Surick Oran is an American physical scientist and is considered a world authority on numerical methods for large-scale simulation of physical systems. She has pioneered computational technology for the solution of complex reactive flow problems, unifying concepts from science, mathematics, engineering and computer science in a new methodology. An incredibly diverse range of phenomena can be modeled and better understood using Dr. Oran’s techniques for numerical simulation of fluid flows, ranging from the tightly-grouped movements of fish in Earth’s oceans to the explosions of far-flung supernovae in space. Her work has contributed significantly to the advancement of the engineering profession.

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Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.

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