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at least by 2009, the First-Timers Lunch was the venue for an
address by the winner of the SIGCSE Award for Lifetime Service
to Computer Science Education. With the Award winner presenting an address, any symposium attendee could attend the
luncheon, but first-timers attended free of charge.
7. CONCLUSION AND LOOKING AHEAD
The history of the Special Interest Group is different from that
of the Symposium. SIGCSE, the Special Interest Group, supports many efforts and collaborations to help the thousands
of faculty members at all levels provide their students with the
most current ideas in computing delivered with effective pedagogy. Join your colleagues at SIGCSE 2019 in Minneapolis,
February 27 through March 2, 2019. Share your recollections
of Symposia in the past with ACM Inroads to help the Editors
expand the story of the Symposium and its influence on the
computing education community.
So, while we have come a long way, many challenges remain
for us to make our mark including issues around the lack of
diversity in our classrooms, support for CS education researchers, and national K- 12 CS education and teacher certification.
For additional information, Susan Rodger maintains a wonderful website chronicling the history of SIGCSE at [ 7], building
upon data compiled by Henry Walker at [ 12]. Barbara Owens
and Vicki Almstrum are leaders of the Computing Educators
Oral History Project whose work is archived at [ 6].
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Figure 6: Birds of a Feather Proposals Submitted and Accepted
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