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New Opportunities In CS: An SMS-Based Commodity Exchange In Ghana

by Wilson Cusack

For my undergraduate thesis, I am building an SMS-based commodity and transport exchange that I am planning to work on full-time in Ghana after graduating. Below is some reflection on my journey to this and the career culture in computer science.  


My interest in agriculture came when I took a year ...

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The Atlantic Features Brown CS Alum Lyla Fujiwara's Use Of CS In The Peace Corps

"The night before school ended," Brown CS alum Lyla Fujiwara writes of the girl's computer camp that she developed for the Peace Corps in Rwanda, "one of my brightest students talked about how she hadn't been interested in her computer studies, but after my class discovered she had a passion for programming. Others ...

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"We want to bring computing to all, but which all do we mean?" ask Kathi FislerShriram Krishnamurthi, and Emmanuel Schanzer, co-directors of Bootstrap, one of the nation's leading computer science literacy programs, in a recent BLOG@CACM post. "There’s one natural interpretation —probably the one imagined by most of the general public ...

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RI Robot Block Party Returns On April 9

The robots return! Rhode Island Robot Block Party will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Pizzitola Sports Center (235 Hope Street).

Rhode Island Robot Block Party, an expo founded by the Rhode Island Students of the Future in partnership with the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative ...

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Bootstrap Partners With Infosys Foundation USA, Creating Scholarships For CS Teacher Education At The Newly-Launched CSPdWeek

Bootstrap is a computer science literacy curriculum used by 10,000 students in 17 states and five countries whose founders include two Brown CS faculty members, Kathi Fisler (adjunct) and Shriram Krishnamurthi. It's just announced a new partnership to increase the reach of K-12 CS education by providing educators with new ways to teach ...

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Self-described as a "different kind of hackathon" designed with goals of inclusiveness, experimentation, learning, and collaboration in mind, Hack@Brown turned three this year and showed strong success on all counts. Held on February 6-7, 2015, with support from Brown CS and numerous corporate sponsors, the event brought in 450 students from as far away ...

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A New Brown CS Course Aims To Build The Next Generation Of CS Entrepreneurs

The number of new startups launched in the US each year is quickly increasing and many successful ones have been founded by recent CS graduates. Current and future students may be wondering how they too can succeed with a startup of their own. Brown CS has this in mind with csciStartup, a new course offered ...

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Amy Greenwald Delivers Opening Remarks At Women In Machine Learning Workshop's Tenth Anniversary

Professor Amy Greenwald of Brown University's Department of Computer Science delivered opening remarks and made multiple other contributions to a workshop she helped found that's celebrating a proud anniversary: Women In Machine Learning (WiML) turned ten this year. Amy made a significant founding contribution to the workshop by writing the initial National Science ...

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To learn more about Sarah's research, click the image above to see a two-minute video.
Joining such luminaries as Alan Turing, Bill Joy, and One Direction, the work of Sarah Sachs, an undergraduate in Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), has been featured in Wired, the Today Show, and other publications ...

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PhD Student Ashley Conard Interviewed About GHC By SiliconANGLE

“As we continue to move forward in this technological age," says Brown CS PhD Candidate Ashley Conard, "you need to couple computer science with what you do.” Last week, Gabriel Pesek of SiliconANGLE interviewed Ashley, an Anita Borg Institute Student Board member who has attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) since ...