SIGPLAN-M is SIGPLAN’s international long-term mentoring program. Initiated in late 2020 by Talia Ringer, it now has over 200 mentors and over 300 mentees. Everybody in the community — from aspiring undergraduate to experienced faculty — is welcome to take part either as a mentor or as a mentee (or both). For this edition of People of PL, John Wickerson met three of SIGPLAN-M’s mentors to find out about their experiences.
Improving gender balance in academia: a computer scientist’s suggestion of where to start (part 1 of 2)
We all need to step up and start working to improve gender equality in computer science and engineering. In two blog posts, I give my view of this fascinating and frustrating problem. I provide three suggestions for how to get started.