CEOHP supporters

The following supporters have been vital to the success of CEOHP since its inception.

The Charles Babbage Institute (CBI) at the University of Minnesota is the archival partner that will provide CEOHP materials with a long, protected life in the future. The intention is for all CEOHP materials to be incorporated into CBI’s archival database.

Southwestern University has supported CEOHP in many ways since the project was first conceived. The Department of Mathematics and Computing provides the server space that has hosted the CEOHP web portal since 2005. Southwestern University’s technical support staff has helped with problem solving for making the CEOHP web portal work well. The administrative services at Southwestern have assisted with the details of utilizing the grants that CEOHP has received.

Interactions with the Institute of Oral History (IOH) at Baylor University have helped CEOHP project members learn about the intricacies of conducting and presenting oral histories. CEOHP project members have had the opportunity to visit the IOH offices, ask questions, and share information. CEOHP project members have also made extensive use of the on-line resources available via the IOH website, the oral history mailing list administered by IOH personnel, and on-line courses offered by IOH personnel.

ACM’s Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) was one of the earliest supporters of CEOHP, providing a fertile recruiting ground for project members and interviewees. The annual ITiCSE and SIGCSE conferences have been key venues for presenting findings from CEOHP and for holding planning Working Groups.

The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) supports the efforts of CEOHP to record and share the history of practitioners of computer science education. CSTA disseminates CEOHP’s resources and shares information about CEOHP with its 11,000 members and their students because it represents the diversity, richness, reward, and challenge of this critical discipline.

The ACM’s Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W) was one of the earliest supporters of CEOHP. The Computing Educators Oral History Project was adopted as a special project of ACM-W and has been featured both during ACM-W sessions at the SIGCSE and Hopper conferences, as well as in printed newsletters.

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) was one of the earliest supporters of CEOHP. Several CEOHP planning meetings have been held at the NCWIT facilities in Boulder, CO.

The National Science Foundation planning grant (#0710536), awarded in January 2007, has been a vital tool in building the solid foundation that has emerged for CEOHP. The standards and practices encouraged by NSF rules and procedures has helped the CEOHP planning team develop a stronger vision and the support and critique offered by the NSF Program Manager assigned to the project has given key input during key decision points in the growth of the project.