ACM FCA

Bookmarking and Beyond: Building the Pointer to Quality Knowledge

Many of us have experienced the disheartening time after losing an online article or blog which we discovered earlier. We may not remember the path of encountering the article: clicked through layers of blogs, recommended by a friend, or discovered in the comment of a domain expert. We may roughly…


The Impact of COVID-19 on the Work-Life Balance of Early Career Computing Professionals

Work-Life Balance During COVID-19 In our first post about how COVID-19 and remote work has affected the mental health of early career professionals, we are focusing on work-life balance. Work-life balance accounted for 54% and 50% of answers for the most significant positive and negative changes.…


The Impact of COVID-19 and Remote Work on Early Career Computing Professionals

Many things have changed over the few months, with many people switching to working from home. As FCA members, we wanted to know the impacts of this change on young computing professionals across all different aspects of their lives and how to take these findings to better the field of computing…


Early Career Professionals and Remote Work

Early Career Computing Professionals and Remote Work Sixth months ago, most new employees faced the usual worries of starting a new job: will I work well with the team, will I be able to handle the tasks I am given, will I be interested in the problems I have to solve? However, as the COVID-19…


The Road to the Future of Computing: Paved with a Pandemic

(Part of) the Atlanta Skyline. Thank God for balconies! [Photo: Neha Kumar] Our new cohort of the Future of Computing Academy kicked off in December, and has since been busy defining projects for the next year. Around the same time, the novel Coronavirus pandemic broke out in Wuhan, China, and…


It’s April…

and all has not been quiet on the FCA front, though admittedly it would seem that way given that we have not shared here in a while. Here below is our attempt to report back and keep you in the loop. Image courtesy unsplash.com In the last few months, starting from our in-person meeting just prior…


Something Old, Something New

The ACM FCA: Old meets New What do you get when you place a group of 40 computing professionals — from academia, industry, and practice — in a room for two-and-a-half days, engaging and interacting to discover how they might best impact their discipline? A plethora of phenomenal ideas, immense…


FCA: The Next Generation

Our perfect ‘square’ of 36 new additions! We are so very proud to announce that the FCA no longer consists of inaugural members alone. We now include 36 new additions, selected from hundreds of applicants, and residing in many more different corners of the world than before. We could not be more…


CrashCourse Artificial Intelligence Preview

Several FCA members, including Lana Yarosh, Tim Weninger, and Yonatan Bisk are the writers of a Crash Course on Artificial Intelligence. Crash Course Artificial Intelligence will start next week and it will be a 15-episode, 5-lab series. Here’s the official synopsis: In this series host Jabril…


Joining the FCA

The ACM Future of Computing Academy (FCA) is in its second recruitment cycle, culminating on August 23rd. Having heard many questions around why one should apply — not to mention request recommenders’ precious time for endorsing these applications, we (Luigi and I) reflect below on what being in…