Stop one is Palo Alto for a meeting of the Council the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), my first since joing the council in January. Not be confused with the other CCC in my life, the Conference on Computational Complexity.
CCC is an NSF-sponsored program of the CRA that finds opportunities for computer reasearchers programs in the NSF and other governmental agencies. CCC acts like a facilitator, an interface between CS researchers and governmental funding agencies and policy makers.
So what does the CCC do? A few of its activities.
- The CI Fellows Program.
- A series of visioning workshops including one that helped created nuggets for theoretical computer science.
- A set of presentations given at the Library of Congress. Luis von Ahn's talk has over 50,000 views.
Because of the CCC meeting I missed the first half of Laci Babai's 60th Birthday Celebration Conference at Ohio State. More on that event tomorrow.