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#politica #italiana #Tiller #Accerchiamento

Ho deciso che per tutta l’estate non commentero’ la politica italiana, ne’ sui social ne’ sotto l’ombrellone. Ascoltero’, leggero’ e osservero’ e basta. La situazione e’ talmente complicata che il mondo non ha bisogno delle mie paroline.

Commentero’ libri, vestiti, film, capelli,  figlioli, mamme, bella gente, sabbia troppo calda, mare increspato,  e qualche pettegolezzo spero non cattivo. All’asilo si era gia’ imparato tutto, l’importante e’ non essere cattivi.

A tutti buona estate. Sto leggendo Innsirkling 2 di Carl Frode Tiller – c’e’ anche in italiano. Accerchiamento. download.jpg

Visiting NTNU in Trondheim Norway June 3-23

Computing Education Research Blog

Barbara and I are just back from a three week trip to NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. Katie Cunningham came with us (here’s a blog post about some of her work). Three weeks is enough time to come up with a dozen ideas for blog posts, but I don’t have the cycles for that. So let me just give you the high-level view, with pictures and links to learn more.

We went at the beginning of June because Barb and I (and the University of Michigan) are part of the IPIT network (International Partnerships for Excellent Education and Research in Information Technology) that had its kick-off meeting June 3-5. The partnership is about software engineering and computing education research, with a focus student and faculty exchange and meetings at each others’ institutions: NTNU, U. Michigan, Tsinghua University, and Nanjing University. I learned a lot about software engineering that…

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Honorable Mention Note 

Leo con lula, introducing global reading methods to children with ASD

J Gomez, L Jaccheri, JC Torrado, G Montoro
Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children – Honorable Mention Note

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For first time in my life I get a Honorable Mention Note  You could say that I did not need because I am a professor, I am 53 years old, and I should be thinking about how to conclude and leave space to young people. Those who know me, hopefully know that I think about young people a lot, trying to show them possibilities in computing, internationalization, research, and the importance of  friendly cooperation. I think of the young pupils who come to Kodeløypa, the students in EiT, the master students, the PhD, the postdocs.

Sometimes I think about me and not always in the same positive way as I think about the other ones, and this is not good, neither for me, nor for those in my generation, expecially female ones. Who will empower middle age women to become better teachers and researchers and mentors and not least human beings so that they can empower young girls and boys? I have never seen questions like this addressed.

You could say that I do not deserve this prize, as Javier and the Spanish team have done 99% of the work.

I may not deserve this prize, but I needed it, as a recognition for all the times I have fighted to keep people, not least somebody will remeber that I had to defend hard the cv of Javier when we selected the ERCIM winners during the 2017 round, and I was department head and I almost wanted to give up, not to bring water to my mill. Fortunately I did not give up.

Thanks Javier for joing the team, for sharing the Leo con Lula Work, for being such a positive player in our group. And congratulations to both you, me, and the rest of the team.

Customer Driven Project @ntnu @jenteprosjektet @informatics_eu #softwareengineering #computerscience #weLead

We work to prepare Customer Driven Project 2018. Without doing any specific actions, it seems that I will have 5 teaching assistants (PhD and master level), all female (and all excellent) and one project coordinator (Kristin Karlsen) also female. I wonder if there are several teaching teams at Gløshaugen and in other International Computer Science departments with seven women in the teaching team?

Since we need several assistants, things can change in the Autumn stay tuned. Lemei Zhang will be the coordinator for the assistants and my deputy when/if I am away. I was employed in 1997 as a step of the newely initiated project Jenter og Data, now Ada. Soon I will become redundant! Hopefully.

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#reading #listening #norsk #CarlFrodeTiller

Since last time I blogged about books, I have read/listened to the following books. While Flatland is easy to follow and I liked it very much while I was listening, Tiller makes me struggle, and not only because of nynorsk. However I will remember Tiller much better, and I regard these two books as good literature. Now I should find something good to read in Italian. Unfortunately audiobooks not so popular in Italy yet. any suggestions?