Join us

Why don’t you (A) join us (B)? We’re friendly and our tables are round, not square. SQL Join by GermanX, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons w.wiki/j9u

On slack and zoom: We meet on zoom, to get the meeting ID you’ll need to join the slack workspace, where they are pinned in the #general channel. Meeting details are not listed publicly to minimise the risk of hijacking by zoombombers. You can join the slack workspace by:

Once you’ve joined, please feel welcome to post to the #paper-suggestions channel in the workspace for papers you’d like us to discuss in the future.

On email: as well as being posted to @everyone on slack every month, notifications of our meetings are also emailed to two mailing lists:

  1. The uki-sigcse.acm.org mailing list, which you can subscribe to by emailing listserv@listserv.acm.org with the text subscribe uki-sigcse-members yourfirstname yoursecondname in the body of your message
  2. The Manchester subgroup mailing list, which you can subscribe to by emailing listserv@listserv.manchester.ac.uk with the text subscribe sigcse-journal-club yourfirstname yoursecondname in the body of your message

If you’d like to join the Canterbury subgroup, contact Janet Carter or Sally Fincher and for the Glasgow subgroup contact Quintin Cutts. We look forward to seeing you, wherever you go. You might also be interested in…

Joining the ACM

You might also like to consider joining the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) if you’re not already a member, see acm.org/membership/join. Membership of the ACM is not required for participation in this journal club but has many worthwhile benefits. The ACM is a large global community that aims to advance computing as as science and a profession, see video below on Why I Belong to ACM:

Joining CS Ed Research Book Club

If you like journal club, you might also enjoy Computer Science Education Book Club. They discuss similar topics with more of a focus on computing in primary and secondary education. They meet on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30pm online. Organised monthly by Jane Waite (QMUL) and Nicola Looker (Edge Hill/Glasgow), see CsEdBookClub for details

Join the Raspberry Pi Foundation seminars

The Raspberry Pi Foundation runs a monthly series of seminars on Computer Science Education, see rpf.io/research-seminars for details.

Joining something similar

If the timings and locations above don’t work for you, there several related journal and book clubs discussing Computer Science Education you can join. They can found around the world, see the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) list at makecscount.com/communicate