GUEST EDITOR’S MESSAGE
It’s hard to believe we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of SIGCSE this year. What a remarkable achievement, and I can’t believe I was there for almost all of it!! This issue of
Inroads brings together many views of the SIGCSE we know and love.
We have several different sections in this issue.
SIGCSE: The Beginning—our history and reflections from several of those who were there.
SIGCSE: Now and Moving Forward—comments about who we are and future aspirations.
SIGCSE: Trends and Reflections—from people who have greatly influenced how we
think about computer science education today.
And a section that gives us things to ponder about.
SIGCSE: The Next Fifty Years—thoughts about us as an organization and as a profession.
SIGCSE: The Open Challenges—what are some of the roadblocks coming down the pipe?
And my favorite section.
My SIGCSE: Personal Reflections of Computing Educators—the sharing of experiences
and thoughts on the impact of SIGCSE on their careers from some members of our
Thank you to all the contributing authors—being asked to think about an ill-defined topic
and sharing personal thoughts and experiences is very different from writing about current
research results. But you all did it with great enthusiasm and passion. I have learned so
much from our fellow SIGCSE members.
I am most grateful to our reviewers—Andrew McGettrick, Bob Beck, Dan Joyce, Deepak
Kumar, Ellen Walker, JD Doughty, Judy Sheard, Mark Allen Weiss, Paul Tymann, Tom Cortina,
and Tracy Camp. They had to put on a different reviewer cap reading these articles, and
they didn’t require much nagging!
And, of course, a big THANK YOU to Laurie King and Mark Bailey, the current editors of
Inroads for helping me pull together this issue. They offered great advice, held my hand while
I worked through the paper submission system and kept me on task! They were GREAT!
I hope you take the time to read through these articles. They reflect our history—who we
are, what we care about, and our thoughts about what’s coming up.
And finally, thanks to all of you for being part of the SIGCSE family and making it the
dynamic organization it is. Looking forward to another 50 years of computing education
sharing and friendship.
Jane Chu Prey
Jane Chu Prey
ACM Education Board
Fort Meyers, FL 33912
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