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Author Frailey, Dennis J.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract In recent months, there has been considerable discussion about the value of computing as an academic discipline and the value of computing studies in furthering one's career. Kevin Carey (2010) recently wrote an article showing how a student who took only a few computing courses and then changed majors was able to exploit the knowledge and discipline he learned to solve some serious problems in other domains. Carey's paper focused on the knowledge gained from learning how to program, but what about the other knowledge that is fundamental to our field? Should people outside of computing learn about computing fundamentals because they are as important as, say, basic science or math? This prompted me to examine the role of computing in my own career, and to make some observations on computing jobs in industry and how we might better appreciate and promulgate what we know.
Description Affiliation: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas (Frailey, Dennis J.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-12-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Inroads
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 4
Page Count 5
Starting Page 4
Ending Page 8


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Source: ACM Digital Library