I had a wonderful conversation with Dr. Maria Klawe. She is a World Renowned Computer Scientist, past Dean of Science at UBC and current Dean of Engineering at Princeton. Talk about a prominent Canadian; her ideas are so important that this summer Maria was the moderator at the world computer science faculty summit where she fielded questions with Bill Gates. In fact we talked about this important summit in our chat this week: the situation with computer science education and declining enrolment. Its implications are profound since it impacts future business maintaining their competitive advantage with sufficient talent.
Maria is one of the most prominent global leaders in computer science and in education. In our talk she also shares her very important work and research, the global situation in China and India, and her passions. She makes a strong case for an upsurge in expanded computer career opportunities and in ways IT is critical for all areas of society. It’s a broader perspective that is important for IT professionals to hear.
Here’s the interview: http://www.microsoft.com/canada/technet/media/Dr_Maria_Klawe.mp3
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